Following a survey we have just done, we found that a staggering 98 per cent of job applicants are reducing their chances of success significantly through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs. These errors have lead to a number of alarming disclosures, such as being "A director with a strong breath", or, perhaps fresh from watching Sweeney Todd, "Baker, working on ovens and customers".
With the streamlining of businesses taking place in a variety of different settings--from law firms to hospitals--and an increasing reliance on outsourcing formerly solid jobs, a big question is whether the old methods of building up career experience still apply. This is especially true of nursing.
Information is everything these days. And with social media our access to it has become ever easier - a wealth of overwhelming possibilities at the click of a button. And yet a new survey released by NUS, taken from a sample of over 800 students, reveals that careers advice, especially in relation to apprenticeships is failing young people.
Maybe it is narcissistic to expect spiritual fulfilment from our jobs. Maybe any quarter-life 'crisis' is only ever a result of adolescent navel-gazing. Maybe we should all just shut up, get on with the task at hand, and learn to distinguish reality from impractical expectations. Or maybe we should question the cultural definition of success.
There are a few key things to consider when looking for a job. Networking is hugely valuable and it is worth turning to friends and past colleagues to let people know you are looking for work. Make sure you research the market you are interested in to ensure your skills and personality match the industry requirements...
True ignorance of plagiarism while creating a piece of writing is, to a point, excusable. Putting it out there without checking your work, however, is not. With current detection tools, nearly all mistakes of this nature are extremely easy to catch, and increasingly, there's no justification for failing to do so.