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How to answer ‘What are you passionate about?’

This is a common interview question and given the feedback we receive from students,  considered to be quite a difficult one to answer. Start by understanding why the employer is asking it and talk about a topic that genuinely interests and ...


Start Each Day

Processed with MOLDIV As a counsellor the way you begin your day can impact you and others around you. So beginning your day by being good to yourself is a great way to start your day. Ease into your day if you can by getting to work a ...

How to answer “Why do you want to work for us?”

This should be easy shouldn’t it? Surely it’s easy to tell the employer why you are keen to work for them.  Yet in reality it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly has attracted you to the employer – aside from their freebies at the careers ...

Celebrating School Counselor Angela Cleveland

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and ...

10 Education Twitter Chats Just For You

Often when I am looking for a twitter chat I notice #scchat is left out , so if you have never heard about it look no further. SCCHAT is held the first Wed. of every month from Sept.-June 6:30MT 8:30ET #scchat is an International School Counsellor ...

I Want to Shout It From The Mountain Tops School Counsellors Make A Difference

As we come up to School Counselling Week I reflect on the difference that School Counsellors make and want to thank each and every one of you for what you do no matter where in the world you are. All too often people do not truly know what School ...

Inspiring Leadership Begins With Me

“There are scores of people waiting for someone just like you to come along, people who will appreciate your compassion, your encouragement, who will need your unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because you took the time ...

Ways To Get To Know Me Better

At this time of year I know some of you are already preparing for next year, so I thought I’d add a little way to get to know your students and their stories better. If you’d like to do this yourself and share with me, that would be great too. Have ...

You Are There For A Purpose

Each day as a School Counsellor you have an opportunity to impact a child’s life in a way unlike others are able to do. Never ever lose sight of that. It might be a small action that touches a child’s heart and makes a difference for a ...

Resources

As a School Counsellor I am always looking for resources. Here are a few great ones I have found that you might like too. Worry Box Click here for more information. Worry Buckets Irrational Rational Thoughts … click here for more information ...

Walk Along With Me

I am always looking for ways to improve myself, but this year I am on a mission as I fully recognize that I am aging and so are those around me. I lost my dad in June to his fourth heart attack. I recognize that he had extra time to live life after ...


Connecting and Networking With #SCCHAT the first Wed. of every month

SCCHAT is an online monthly chat on twitter for School Counsellors, School Counsellor Educators, grad students from across the world and really it is for anyone interested in School Counselling. Even if you cannot make the monthly chat because you ...

Keeping Our Students Safe

As School Counsellors and educators one of the biggest responsibilities we have is to keep our students safe . How do we do that? Very carefully and with much thought and effort as well as an understanding of the research around what works best. ...

5 tips for taking care of your mental health at uni

Take it from a recent graduate. Finishing your degree will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life so far. But it will also have been one of the most challenging. How can you maintain a good study/work/life balance? Students face an ...

Developing Your Strengths Further

Back to one of my favourite topics! Once you’ve invested in finding out your strengths, you’ll need to continue developing them. That way, not only will they play a vital role in your current studies and career development, but they’ll also set you ...

How to answer ‘How would your friends describe you?’

Is it just me, or does this at first glance seem like an odd question to come up in the interview context? It certainly does come up, and not infrequently. Surely employers are interested in how you are in the workplace, not in what goes on when you ...

Plagiarism alert! The consequences of dishonesty in the graduate recruitment and selection process.

Plagiarism…the act or practice of taking someone else’s work, idea, etc., and passing off as one’s own.You may have come across plagiarism within the context of academic work. However some graduate recruiters have also found a very small number of ...

The hows and whys of volunteering at university

This might just be the understatement of the century, but students are busy. We work on assignments, reading, exams, lectures, reading, seminars, societies and activities, paid work, and more reading. So, how – and why – bother with ...

Application rejected? How to combat CV failure

Having a job application rejected can be disheartening, especially when you know you’re plenty qualified for the role. But the most likely reason for this is that your CV didn’t grab the recruiter’s attention. By taking some time to strengthen ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Charityworks

Over the next few weeks the Careers Blog will be publishing a series of articles from a Warwick Sociology graduate Graciella Martin Rijo, to raise awareness of opportunities in the public, voluntary and charitable sectors. If you are the type of ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Explore Learning

Interested in exploring options for a career in education? In this interview Warwick graduate Molly Inglis describes her role as an Assistant Director at Explore Learning, a private tuition service company. In her role Molly balances sales, ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Teach First

University of Warwick Sociology graduate continues her focus on careers in the public, voluntary and charitable sectors with this article on Teach First. Special thanks to current trainee teacher, Patrick Lavery. At Warwick my perception was that ...

Alternative careers spotlight series: Bloodwise

Warwick sociology graduate Graciella continues her series of articles to raise awareness of opportunities in the voluntary and charitable sectors. This week she spoke to another Warwick graduate who joined Asthma UK after graduation and who is now ...

Alternative Careers Spotlight Series: The Prince’s Trust

Interested in supporting young people in the United Kingdom who are struggling to transform their lives? This week I spoke to Naomi Hyde, a Warwick Physics graduate who currently works as Supporter Services Coordinator at the Prince’s Trust. About ...

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