Choice Of School Such A Big Question

The world of work and careers is moving on very rapidly.  Gone are the days of just getting through senior school with a handful of GCSEs on a wing and a prayer.  Today all youngsters enter upper school and are encouraged from the off to choose their options so they…

Legal Careers For Women Still Needs Improvement

The school exam results are coming out now and there has been some disquiet that for the fourth year running the success rate in the top grades of Scottish highers has dropped in number .  There are still a huge number of the very best grades but the tide is…

Thinking About A Legal Secrtarial Route

Career advice is not so forthcoming at school as it used to be.  There was a time when teachers would be allocated  the task of guiding their flock some useful direction when they were approaching the end of school exams.  In my day it wsn’t quite so imperative to know…

Finding That Plum Position Via Work Experience

This is the time of the school year for students to engage in work experience.  The period after the gcse ‘o’ levels finish, leading up to the end of term.  Students are placed through the school on one or two weeks of work experience with a local company.  If it…

True Grit, Imagination & Planning For Top Career

I’m absolutely amazed at the number of bright young folk who happily working in restaurants and bars when I go travelling – most of them are students or post graduants, who having completed their university degree courses, are decidiing how best to use that knowledge and qualification.  But never quite…

Engaging The Right Candidate Takes Know How

Not everybody benefits from taking up a place at university.  This is becoming obvious now after a couple of generations of schools almost forcing every child to feel they’ll lose out if they don’t go.  After years of over supply to the jobs market, it’s very difficult for a prospect…

Keeping A Step Ahead With Career Choices

Knowing your way around the jobs and recruitment industry can be a worry for some younger folk.  They are coached throughout school life to get through exams – everything for the last few years has been geared to the school achieving the best possible Ofsted inspection results and this has…

Celebrating The Joy Of Serving Others

I have found it quite fascinating in one or two stores in my area – there are the usual choice of high end and very low end – with one or two middlings.   The way they treat their staff is often very obvious when you shop on a busy day.  …

Students Must Look For Warning Signs When Travelling

With so many young folk being able and desperately wanting to travel around the world as a final step between the end of university and when they need to settle down to work, there must be a thought comes in to their minds that a legal career in the world…

Knowing One’s Schooling Route From Kindergarten

There are so many career options open to young folk these days.  It’s astonishing how things have changed in 40 or so years.  When I was taking my O levels, I wasn’t expected to go on to take A levels or go on to university.  The only students to do…