Digital PR Executive at Mediaworks Online Marketing
National Career Development Month:
If you’re getting ready to leave school and head into the world of work, the chances are that your teacher has discussed two major life routes with you: jumping straight into the world of work or continuing with further education in order to get into university. But if you know what career you want, and university isn’t calling to you, there is another path that is backed with incredible results for your career.
Student Support Surges
Anticipation is building for students as they embark on their latest educational adventure. For many, that has meant heading off to university. For others, it will be a local college, and some may have just returned to secondary school as they settle into the new autumn term.
This time of year can be very stressful for students as they await their hotly anticipated exam results. After a much-maligned academic year, this summer, students have the dreaded wait to find out if they have secured their spots at their educational institution of choice. If you’re in this position, the best advice right now is not to forget to have a plan B.
How COVID-19 Put Society on the Backburner
The past year has been challenging for even the most strong-willed members of society. From hospitality to retail, there has not been one sector that has been unaffected by the pandemic. Arguably, the public sector is one of the most highly impacted.
The last 12 months have been tough on all of us, with life taking an unexpected turn that no one saw coming. But with the roadmap unfolding, furloughed staff returning to work, and ‘normal’ life resuming, many others have begun searching for new career paths.
For once, the age-old tale that school life was “much harder back in my day” could not be further from the truth. The class of 2020/2021 are enduring one of the most difficult global events in recent memory, and they are doing so while juggling concerns over grades, exams, and future employment. Of course, this isn’t the Misery Olympics – everyone is struggling in one way or another – but no one can say that our current generation of students has it easier than the classes of the past.
Injuries are part and parcel of the beautiful game, football. From the niggling injuries that hinder players for a few weeks at a time to the horror challenges that put careers at risk, all fans have those moments of angst when they think back to the injuries that shook them to the core.
It’s no secret that the fashion industry is one of the fastest-changing markets the world has to offer. The latest clothing trends come and go, and keeping up to date with the next best thing is no easy task. From 70s-inspired punk to streetwear from the 2000s, many of us have jumped on board the retro-trend . With that said, you might be wondering how our favourite fashion stores predict what their customers want to see be available next season. This is where fashion forecasters come in.
Business Closures That Shook the UK…
Despite Brexit uncertainty, in 2019, the UK remained in the top spot for Forbes’ annual Best Countries for Business list. The country maintained relatively high ranks in terms of innovation, workforce, and minimal tax burdens. However, while many businesses find success in the UK, there are some which fail to stay afloat. Small businesses are the most likely to close, with 20 per cent of SMEs shutting within the first year and a staggering 60 per cent by the third year. This is a concerning figure. However, it’s not only small businesses that risk failure. Even our favourite big businesses and brands can go under while attracting considerable attention.
In 2016, the global video game market was valued at £113 billion. Today, that estimate stands at £126 billion and by 2027, the industry is expected to have a revenue forecast of £219 billion. That expected almost doubled growth in a decade means that the sector is one of the fastest growing in the world. With an increasing demand for jobs, should gaming careers be a focus for creative students?
It goes without saying that the preparation for a wedding is a rather stressful experience, considering that it is regarded as one of the biggest days of a person’s life. The extent of these stresses is often underestimated and worrying about everything from the guest lists to the wedding venue, to the make-up and so on can take its toll on your mental state.