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How to write a cover letter

A cover letter is your opportunity to make your job application stand out from the crowd to an employer. The best ones show your personality while also giving recruiters the chance to learn about your skills and your suitability for the job. That’s a lot of information to cram into a few short paragraphs, so it’s understandable if you’re unsure.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 29th Sep 2017

What are the career options with a postgraduate certificate in policing?

Our Postgraduate Certificate programme in Policing and Criminal Investigation covers a lot of important and challenging content in its short 8-month duration. Students on the course explore the wide-ranging methods used to investigate major crimes, such as sexual assault and homicide, while reviewing effective police partnerships and leadership. The course also has a strong focus on the role of psychology.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 21st Sep 2017

7 ways to improve your career today

Improving your career can feel like a long and slow journey. And sometimes it is; it can often take many years to achieve the salary and position that you want. However, there are a few things you can do to improve your career today. We’re not promising overnight success, but these tips will definitely set you on the path to.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 30th Jun 2017

How to ask your employer to fund your education

  Asking your employer to cover the cost of a course can be nerve-wracking. But as long as you approach it in the right way, there’s no reason to be anxious. Here are our top tips for success… Do your research 1. It’s important to find out whether your company is likely to want employees with the qualification you’re looking.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 17th Mar 2017

Ten tips for first-time managers

Taking on your first management role can be an exciting and nerve-wracking challenge. Although you have goals and accountability when working as part of a team, it’s a totally different situation when you become the key decision-maker and the responsibility for your team’s success is on your shoulders. Are you a first-time manager? Read this week’s blog to get some.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 23rd Sep 2016

How to write a successful CV

Your CV is more than just a record of your education and working background; it’s your chance to create a first impression on a potential employer. They will use it to look at the skills and qualifications you have gained in the past, and how these might transfer to the role you are applying for. It will also be used.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 05th Aug 2016

6 ways social media can help you get a job

Social media is a part of most people’s everyday lives, but many don’t realise that it can be used for so much more than sharing photos of your latest holiday. Here are six ways that social media can help you with your job search…   1. Make yourself visible Gone are the days of sifting through the newspapers to find.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 24th Jun 2016

Changing career in your 30s and 40s

While many people in their 30s and 40s feel like pursuing something new, few take the bold step to completely change their career. It’s a daunting prospect, but knowing where to start is often the most difficult point. Here are a few tips to help you explore your options.   Research Some people have a clear idea of what they.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 20th May 2016

The three stages of changing your career later in life

Changing your career at any age is a huge step, but making the decision to leave a position you’ve held for many years can be even more intimidating. As you grow older, increasing financial and family responsibilities often prevent people risking making major changes to their career and salary. Re-entering the job market doesn’t have to be a gamble though;.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 08th Apr 2016

30 interview tips to help you land your dream job

So you’re in the running for the job you've always wanted... hurray! But before you start planning how you’ll spend your salary and researching the best cafes near the office, you need to nail it in the interview. Here are our top 30 tips for making the most of this chance. Before the interview Research the company Prepare for the.... Read more

Caroline Bluemel 22nd Oct 2015