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Want to know a secret?

Mon, 30/04/2012 - 19:04 -- nick

Let's knock this one for dead right now.

I got rather upset a few weeks ago when a client offered me a lot of money to show her how to access "the hidden jobs market". I was upset for two reasons. Firstly, she clearly felt the reason for her continuing underemployment was the existence of some sort of conspiracy which she was not yet privy to. The second was that she felt that I knew all about it and wasn't telling her, and needed to be bought to do so.

Just because you can't see something it does not mean it is hidden. There is only one secret and I'll tell you it at the end of this article. Read more about Want to know a secret?

National Careers Service - Government Careers Information and Advice for Young People

Wed, 07/03/2012 - 16:54 -- nick
Advisers are here to offer careers information, advice and support to 13-19 year olds between 8am and 10pm seven days a week. Please note that as of September 2011, the focus of this helpline will be careers and learning. Advisers will suggest suitable alternative sources of information for non-careers issues.

Setting Goals and Maintaining Momentum

Tue, 06/03/2012 - 17:30 -- nick

Setting goals is vital to maintaining momentum when you’re looking for work. If you’re standing still you’re losing ground to those people who are making progress towards work. The most important thing is to keep going, no matter what happens. There are plenty of people who are unemployed for two, five, ten or more years who find work, and the ones who succeed are the ones who keep going. Read more about Setting Goals and Maintaining Momentum

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