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The Ucas website has a section dedicated solely to mature students; specifically those who are over 21 in England (over 20 in Scotland). There are lots of reasons mature students decide to study, but many say their objectives are either to improve their career prospects or because they are deeply interested in the subject.
Higher education institutions incl...Read More
If you’re searching for a new career, it may be time to look at some unconventional tactics. If you want to pursue your dream career, you need to think big! We’ve had a look at some of the ways you can get ahead in the market for your best career path.
Wait before you apply for a job. Don’t go through the usual recruitment process if you find a job that wil...Read More
Ways to look for a new career
Do you want a new career? Here are ways to begin re-examining your career path and breathe new life into your career.
What career would make you happy? What do you want to do for a career? Sometimes it feels like an impossible task to pin down what it is you want to do for a career, or what c...Read More
Stuck in a rut? Unhappy in your career? Not progressing the way you thought you would? Not sure what you want to do with your career?
A fascinating piece of research has revealed that, if you're happy in your career, you actually earn more money. It's not the high salary that makes you happy. It's the reverse that is actually true.
Referring to a study by ...Read More
As retirement age falls further back and no career is safe from the threat of redundancy and change, can you really rely on a career for life?
This is a view that many agree with –less than one in ten (8.6%) workers in the UK expect to stay in one career for their entire life.
According to recruiter Hyphen, more than a quarter of young workers (aged 16-34)...Read More
Being rude might not just hold you back socially – a recent report in the Journal of Applied Psychology has claimed that it can affect your career as well.
The lead author of the study, Trevor Foulk, claims “rudeness has an incredibly powerful negative effect on your career” and this is reported to be a growing problem within businesses. For employers, thi...Read More
New career analysis by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation, claims that traditional careers are declining or flatlining across the country, and the real effect is being masked by a rise in self-employment.
The research into careers shows that the total number of employed jobs fell in 9 of the 12 British regions recently, ranging from a drop...Read More
What typifies career success for you? Is it a high salary? Is it a career in which you are recognised and respected? Does your perfect career provide a better work-life balance? Recent research has shown that this varies, often across the gender divide, with surprising results.
The career poll, undertaken by employment firm Reed, has shown that although wom...Read More
A report from the Office of National Statistics has shown that the number of people planning for the future with career pension schemes has fallen to an all-time low. In both public and private sector careers, saving into workplace schemes has fallen below 50% for the first time since records began.
In 2015, 12.2 million, 48%, workers were in occupational ...Read More
It can be difficult to choose the right career at sea can as there are so many possibilities. Career options vary greatly on ships; generally, the smaller the vessel the more hands-on the career is likely to be, while on larger ships there are many more managerial career choices.
The merchant navy has numerous career opportunities for graduates as officer...Read More
Deciding what career change is best for you is perhaps the most important part of the process of finding a new career, but once you’ve made up your mind the actual process of getting that new career can also be an ordeal.
The essentials of getting a new career:
Planning is crucial to a change in your career path – your new career strategy should be researc...Read More
With over 5 million people in the UK now choosing to work part time in their career, pursuing the goal of a flexible, yet still high-earning, career is now an easier task. But make sure you get the right careers advice before embarking on this career path.
Senior lawyers, finance directors and chief executives are among those opting for part-time careers, t...Read More
In their careers, women were once cooks and men chefs, and never the twain would meet. People over forty may remember that women were told that they did not have the temperament to be career chefs, or that they could not deal with the pressure in that career path.
Today, there is more interest in becoming a career chef than at any other time in history; it...Read More
There are a small number of very important factors that result in you being happy in your career.
Your Interests - If you can find what career you should do - one in which you do have a real interest or even a passion then you are much more likely to succeed and enjoy your work.
Your Aptitudes - What are you good at? You will fare much better ...Read More
A career change is a serious option for many people in the current economic climate. Fluctuating life circumstances, unexpected redundancies or technology changes can lead to the necessity of a career change. But have you thought enough about how this career change will affect your retirement plans?
A midlife career change can have a huge effect on retireme...Read More
In former times, when you were looking for a new career, you would normally have been looking for a long term career. The word career implies a lifetime of work and of progress, and many want a vocation that suits their long term career goals. However, in today’s career market many of us do not have such career security.
A recent revision of offic...Read More
Many people, now and then, are bored with their career path. Are you bored because you do not face enough challenges in your career? Or are you feeling burned out in your career.
These are good reasons to think about a career change; but be careful - if the cause of your dissatisfaction is a personal issue - it will follow you wherever you go.
Usually it i...Read More
People working from home now make up a higher percentage of the workforce than at any point in the last 17 years and it is still rising. Is it something for you to consider as a career option? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this flexible arrangement? Do you have to be self-employed to work from home?
According to the Office for National Statis...Read More
According to a recent study, the key to a successful career is confidence, not talent. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that those who appeared more confident achieved a higher social status and did better in their careers than their peers.
So it suggests that the secret to career success is not through talent or...Read More
This year employees, with the permission of their employers, are being asked to go to secondary schools to talk about their jobs and career history. It's expected that this will help young people get a real insight into what their careers entail.
This 'Inspiring the Future' campaign is designed to address the "skills mismatch" between careers and young peop...Read More
Nearly a half of office workers intentionally spend long hours in the office in an attempt to impress their manager and rise up the career ladder, a poll has shown. However, this extra work has no effect on productivity and can have a detrimental effect on home life.
This research, by officebroker.com, found that 43% of workers regularly arrived early or st...Read More
Building career security is a crucial step for employees. The retail industry employs a large workforce; the shelf stacker, the cashier and the shop assistant front it. However, its back end includes an army of career managers, buyers, accountants, and human resource career professionals, who often train in retail as a stepping stone for other careers.
The ...Read More
LinkedIn, the social network that focuses on business and careers, provides the ideal opportunity to make connections, find career roles and follow the companies that could make a difference to your career path. But are you using it effectively? Here’s how to make sure that your online presence accurately reflects you and your achievements, and helps you get...Read More
The best careers advice for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology - a psychology degree – is that in itself it does not qualify you for anything except the right to apply to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for a “graduate basis for recognition” (GBR). The GBR status is the first step towards achieving status as a chartered psychologist so that you can ...Read More
Self-employment is one career goal but there may be better methods of achieving your career objectives. A career plan is necessary even for the self-employed.
If you think that being self-employed means having less structure and more free time then self-employment is probably not for you. Self-employment means being self-motivated and making things happen...Read More
Whether you are a more mature women changing your career because of redundancy or through choice, or a young mum starting a business with an eye on work/life balance, you may be considering the entrepreneurial career route. But is it right for you? Success stories are plentiful, but some women find it much more difficult to embark on that career path than th...Read More
A Veterinary Surgeon’s career involves the physical and psychological welfare of animals. In reality this means the cure and prevention of diseases. This career path can be for farm animals, pets, zoological park or wild animals.
Veterinarians tend not to choose a career involving a single type of animal. The career they specialise in is either domestic wh...Read More
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The Career Analysts experience provided me with valuable information. The Occupational Psychologist gave me a lot to think about and the report was a good summary....
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The other day I stumbled across my assessment feedback from when I visited Career Analysts in 1986! My mum passed away last year and she had kept the papers, which was typical of h...
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I feel that I have taken the first steps to changing my career to do something I have always wanted to do and I appreciate all the help that you gave me, particularly my discussion...
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My self-awareness was fairly good already. However, Career Analysts affirmed that having my own company is right for me and to continue with this. I have come away feeling more pos...
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Choosing your career path is one of the most important decisions you will make in life.
Your choice of career will have long-term effects on your personal happiness and financial success. What job will you choose? Will it reflect your skills, your qualifications, your goals? Will you, or can you, find a new career if circumstances in your career change?
Whether you are:
it is critical that these career choices are made sensibly and with full reference to your interests, personality, abilities and practical circumstances.
If you are just starting out on a career pathway then picking the right A Levels and degree with a view to choosing the right career is the most important step of all, and our careers guidance counsellors can ensure that you make considered and rational education and career choices.
If you are looking to change career or looking for a new career path then choosing the right career at this stage is equally important. You don't want to be facing the same career decisions about what job to do in the next few years again. The career choice you make now should serve you for decades to come.
If you are wondering 'what job can I do?' then find out more about how our careers advisors can help in your situation.
Career Analysts programmes cover all stages of your life and career - whether you are:
Our career consultants will help you evaluate your skills and priorities, as well as assisting with practical aspects like self-marketing techniques, applying for jobs and CV writing.
Career counselling helps individuals of every background and age group by analysing their current situation with total honesty and confidentiality; and talking through their career options and issues with an objective, non-judgmental, highly qualified professional. Career Analysts will help you to achieve real career success and personal fulfilment as a direct result of our specialist careers advice services. Our priority is to help you to choose a career - the right career for you.
Career Analysts is one of the very few firms of careers advisors in the UK to combine one-on-one consultation by fully-qualified occupational psychologists with a comprehensive range of cutting-edge career test profiling and assessment techniques. Clients are invariably astonished at the accuracy, insight and detail with which our consultants assimilate the career and personal issues they face.
If you are wondering 'what career is right for me?' then find out more about how our career advisors can help you specifically.
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