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Step up to Social Work

A new and innovative training programme, run by the Department for Education, called ‘Step up to Social Work’ looks set to revolutionise the way in which graduates are brought into working within social work. This happens at a time when organisations are crying out for a wave of committed young people who are looking to […]

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Jobsgopublic backs Homes for Britain campaign

The current housing crisis is a national issue. Following a study in 2004 it was estimated that around 250,000 homes would need to be built every year in order to provide suitable housing for the entire population of the UK and keep up with household formulation. In 2014, just 145,174 new homes were registered. The […]

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Application Mistakes – The best ways to take yourself out of the running

So you’ve found a job you want to apply for, you match the criteria and think that you’d be a good fit for the organisation. The recruiting manager wants nothing more than to give you the job, they are dying to read your application and find out exactly why you are the exact person they […]

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Working in Cumbria

Cumbria prides itself on being one of the most beautiful regions of the UK. Bordering Scotland in the North-West of England, Cumbria owes a great deal to its range of nature destinations including national parks, lakes and mountains. A predominantly rural county, Cumbria has a huge amount to offer its residents. Natural Beauty Cumbria’s natural […]

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How to write a graduate CV

So I hear congratulations are in order? You’ve graduated and now its time to put all that hard work to use and start your career. The competition for graduate positions is fierce, you are amongst a sea of graduates descending upon the job market and it’s up to you to ensure that your CV makes […]

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#YourJob Twitter Job Fair

On Tuesday February 24th, Twitter will be holding a Job Fair with a difference. Rather than having to fight your way through the crowds or wander round a venue trying to find the one person you want to talk to (“If I don’t find Stand E37 soon I’m going to scream!!”) this particular fair will […]

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Career Lessons in Popular Music

For all of us that listen to popular music, we know that the lessons to be learnt from our favourite songs are plentiful. Lessons in life and love are easy to find in the majority of cd or digital music collections however what career advice do our favourite artists have for us? Can’t Buy Me […]

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A Day in the Life of a Social Worker at Kent County Council

Helen Curtis, an experienced social worker at Kent County Council Children’s Services, describes a typical day in her life with the Family Support Team. I set off for work at about 8:00 and the next 30 minutes are a chance to prepare for the day and prioritise my to-do list. Once in the office, I […]

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15 questions you can ask in an interview

So you’ve made it through the bulk of your interview unscathed, you’ve answered some tricky questions and feeling pretty pleased with how it’s all going. Then comes the familiar “do you have any questions for us?”. It is a common misconception that this is solely an opportunity for you to ask questions on anything you […]

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