Careers & Skills

23 Jul 2014

Advice from a Careers Teacher:

1. What do you enjoy about your job and why did you choose this profession?

2. How would you direct young people towards a career that suited their personality and ability?

3. How would you advise young people to prepare for an interview?

4. What advise would you give young people on how to write and what to include in their CV?

5. How important do you feel work experience during their school career helps prepare young people for future employment?

6. What is the role of the careers teacher in supporting young people who choose to go on to further education?

7. What value do you see in visits to local industires and inviting speakers to talk to young people about different career choices?


In this section we discuss how using different techniques can help you improve your revision notes and timetable. We also will help you discover what skills you have as a pupil and how you can apply them.


You should be organised at all times as it will help you to find certain books or notes you need immediately. Be organised before every revision session will be beneficial as you will able to keep accurate to your time and will cause less stress when searching for your notes etc.



You should write out a timetable for yourself with all the times for each subjects. You should do each subject a certain amount of time with a few breaks in between. But remember to go outside as well as revision to get your mind off things and also if you have any extra curricular activities to attend them and not revise all day. For other pieces of work you can also plan your homework if you know you won’t be doing anything on a certain day you can do all or most of your homework’s that day and you can also plan ahead of your projects to get as much done as possible.


It is important to plan efficiently before you begin any task, as this will greatly help you with your every day life, as you will be able to locate all of your equipment. Planning is beneficial to you if you decide to go anywhere because you will be able to know and understand what you are doing and when you are doing it.



It is important to think ahead so you know what you need to work on and how much time you will have for work and pastime. It is important to plan ahead for what job you would like yo do in the future so you know which GCSE’s to do pick.


Knowing your strengths and weaknesses can help you a lot throughout your life, if you are aware of your strengths you can apply them to give you an advantage over your opponent. If you know your weaknesses you can avoid them or develop so you are better in more areas.



A great way to develop your social skills is through talking, listening and thinking. Talking and listening to others gives you an opinion on what others think on the matter and allows your own opinion to be expressed upon others. Thinking about things over and over makes that thought stick in your head and thinking before you do something in everyday life may prevent you from making mistakes.



You need to make efficient and correct decisions in short spaces of time based on the information you have. This skill can be developed through experience and is an invaluable skill to have as it will help you make informed decisions in all aspects of your school work and everyday life.


If you apply all these skills to your school life you shall find yourself very stress free, calm and happy in school…




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