A  job  or  occupation  is the role of a person in society. More precisely, a job is an activity, often regular and carried out in exchange for a payment (“to live”). Many people have multiple jobs (eg, parent, housewife, and employee). A person can start a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business or becoming a parent. The duration of a job can range from temporary (eg, odd hourly jobs) to a lifetime (eg, judges).

An activity that requires the mental or physical effort of a person is a job (as in “a day’s work”). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession. Typically, a job would be a subset of someone’s career. Both may differ in that one usually  withdraws  from their career as opposed to  resigning  or  terminating  a job.

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Tips to find a job

Find a hidden vacation. Many jobs can be landed before being advertised if you can access them quickly. Look into internal recruitment and look for word of mouth tips as good ways to get your foot in the door early.

Attract employers. Rather than looking for jobs, consider bringing in potential employers. Post your resume online and you could save a lot of time and effort looking for a job.

Get Networking  Many people find jobs from people they know rather than traditional means such as job ads. Talk to your family, friends and others you know about where the work might be available.

Stay positive. We all have some setbacks when we look for work. Do not take it personally if you are rejected or do not even get an answer because it’s probably not because of everything you’ve done wrong.

Target companies. Look at organizations that could make a good employer and focus on them. This may mean that you only look at the big employers in your area or it might mean that you are looking at one area, but nationally.

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Career Tips

“Persistence beats the resistance.” – Raoul van der Berg

Stay motivated. Create a vision chart if you need to read inspirational quotes on your morning commute. Do what you need to continue. Professionals cross the valley to reach their mountain peak – you are no exception. When things get tough, do not give in under pressure. Use your struggles as an opportunity to learn and grow professionally. Try not to complain. This will only reduce your morale and that of other members of your team.

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Global Apprenticeships Network

The Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN) is a Swiss independent and neutral not-for-profit association based in Geneva. The GAN is a network of companies, employing organizations , associations and international organizations with the mission of promoting quality apprenticeships and the goal of creating job opportunities for youth and ensuring skills for business. Continue reading “Global Apprenticeships Network”

European Training Strategy

The European Training Strategy (ETS) of the European Commission outlines findings, objective, and Measures to sustain the quality and recognition of youth work in Europe . It was introduced as part of the European Union ‘s YOUTH program (2000-2006) and is being revised to include new youth programs going into effect. [1] The most recent version adapts to Erasmus + , covering the time period between 2014 and 2020. [2] [3] Continue reading “European Training Strategy”

Education Business Partnership

Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) were, until 2011, UK-government-sponsored bodies. In 2011 the Department for Education ( DfE ) abolished funding for Education Business Links. Business Planning, Work Experience, Education and Career Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) by linking the worlds of business and education to young people. Around two thirds of secondary schools nationally have decided to maintain a work experience offer. Continue reading “Education Business Partnership”