Tricks

How to get into public relations

As managing director of award winning PR agency Motive  Steve McComish receives hundreds of emails every year asking for work experience but can only offer placements to a handful of candidates. Here are his top tips for getting your request ...


5 CV tips for graduates entering the tech industry  

The tech sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world; according to the World Economic Forum, at least 133 million new tech-related roles will be generated globally by 2022. Although tech is a booming industry, with ample employment ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to answer ‘What has been your biggest disappointment?’

Oh Yikes!! they are asking me to tell them how how bad I am . This can be the reaction that we feel when we hear these questions or similar ones such as “what are your weaknesses?” . This can hit your confidence in answering the ...

Recruitment tests – don’t be scared of them

Recruitment or online tests can strike fear into the most confident. Yet they are still part of some graduate schemes and so are a reality that has to be faced.  Tests come in a number of formats and are referred to as psychometric or aptitude ...

Does your CV pass the 10-second skim test?

Graduate roles can receive hundreds – if not thousands – of applications. This means that time-strapped recruiters don’t spend long reading your CV, even if you spend hours making sure it’s perfect. Here’s what guest blogger Andrew Fennell (the ...

How to add transferable skills to your CV

Writing a CV when you haven’t got very much to put on it yet feels quite demotivating, especially if you’re just one of hundreds of applicants. Guest blogger Andrew Fennel from StandOut CV suggests that, if your application is looking blank at the ...

Been rejected? What now?

“We regret to inform you that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion” Noooooooo! I know it can feel like it in that moment but this is not the end of the world. Recruitment with the top graduate employers is really competitive, sometimes with ...

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. ...

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 ...

School Counsellors Collaborating With Librarians: An Exceptional Way To Help Students

Collaboration is a wonderful thing. Tonights #scchat was so inspiring. It got the creative juices flowing and I am sure will be helpful to so many School Counsellors from across the world. Find ways to connect with your School Librarian today. ...

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