I started blogging about journalism, work experience, careers and politics in around 2006, (back on Blogger, since transferred) and I’m really happy to say that as of August 1, I’m going to be being paid to work full time, writing about politics for a website called Politics Home.
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It’s very difficult to stay motivated when you are freelancing in your spare time, planning a 5,000 final project, designing a business plan for a new local news app, and revising case studies for media law exams.
In the next few months, any finalist looking to sell their soul, sorry, secure a comfortable and well rounded future through means of a job with a well-known company, will most likely come into contact with an assessment centre. As of last weekend, I have both participated in, and also aided the running of an assessment centre (for the same job), and here are my pearls of wisdom.
It was reported last week in the Guardian that fewer young people are taking on ‘Saturday jobs’. Figures released by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills show that the percentage of teenagers with part-time jobs whilst at school or college has dropped from around 40 to around 20. This will have a disastrous effect on school-leavers and graduates trying to find work later in life, as it will mean they have never had the experience of a work-place.
Last Thursday, the Guardian announced they will be opening their doors in a few weeks time, hosting a range of talks, workshops and interactive sessions on everything from sport to culture, comedy and politics. Understandably, this is stimulating a variety of responses.