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What is Kickstart? The Kickstart Scheme makes up part of the Government’s Plan for Jobs kills and employment programmes, which also include Apprenticeships, T Levels and Traineeships. The Kickstart Scheme offers six-month jobs for young people aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. […]

10 Tips on writing a successful CV

When it comes to applying for a new job, your CV could be just the ticket to get you that initial foot in the door and secure an interview – but how do you ensure your CV is added to the interview pile rather than thrown straight in the bin? Putting together a successful CV […]

10 ways to Prioritise your workload

Working efficiently is important for any business but getting snowed under is a too-familiar situation. A well-structured workload is key to good time management and will increase your productivity. Find out how to prioritise tasks. The to-do list. Don’t keep it on different post-it notes or in your head — at the beginning of each […]

How to dress up for an Interview

Smart attire at interview is the first step towards making a lasting impression. It’s well known that interviewers have pretty much made up their minds on whether you’re right for the job within a few minutes of meeting you. A large part of that first impression is based on what they actually see. “At interview, […]

How to write a successful CV

Employers receive an average of 60 applicants for every advertisement for a low-skilled job, and 20 for every skilled job. Significantly, almost half of these candidates are perfectly suitable for the role, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) So that makes their CV – or curriculum vitae – all […]

‘Confusion’ over childcare voucher changes

  Families may be left “confused” by changes in the system of childcare support taking place later in the year, a charity has warned. Some 450,000 families in the UK claim support through the workplace voucher system. These vouchers can be bought by parents from their salary before tax is deducted, but will be replaced […]

I’m unsure about which career direction to take

Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. Here is the latest dilemma – what are your thoughts? I’ve worked in […]