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It is stating the obvious that in the 21st century, people will be working for a very long time. Some will create a lot of wealth and be capable of stopping early and enjoying the fruits of their labour. Most, however, will need to work much longer than previous generations…
Thursday, 5 Dec, 2013

10 Top Tips for Finding a Job

You may have just this minute decided to leave your current position or you may have been looking for a new job for what seems like years. Regardless of where you’re at in your job search, there’s always something more you can do to increase your chances of finding your…
Finding your feet in a new role can fill you with trepidation and anxiety. Here are some tips that can help us overcome these things. 1.    Prepare Beforehand There is lots you can do to prepare before taking on a new role, whether it is a brand new job in…
Nurses are among the least happy in the UK when it comes to their work-life balance, according to research carried out by recruiter Randstad Care. Only 49% of nurses are happy with their work-life balance, compared to 59% of British workers as a whole Heavy workloads and varying shift patterns…
Do you have difficulty concentrating on your job? With so many distractions, it’s easy to fall into the trap of passing time on non-work related pursuits. Here’s a few tips to help keep your focus and career on the right path. Mobile Phones I always put my mobile phone out…
As a caregiver or social worker, your career requires you to be as professional as in any other career, yet you’re constantly dealing with emotive and sensitive issues and situations. Your emotions play a major part in your daily work life, in the sense that it’s important to both use…
When we go about looking for a new job, we usually do so in an ad hoc, haphazard way, without any targeted plan. Failing to search for a job efficiently means we make hard work for ourselves—it takes us longer to find suitable job vacancies, the openings we think are…
Social workers are among the least happy in the UK when it comes to their career progression, according to research by specialist recruiter Randstad Care. In a survey of over 2,000 British workers, only 38% of the UK workforce said they were content with their career progression. But only 34%…
Are you worried about losing your job? If so, what can you do about it? Firstly, ask yourself if this is a real fear or an unjustified reaction to the current economic climate. Most jobs, in fact, will not disappear and most people will remain in their current employment. You…
It is becoming more and more common to see people over the age of 50 changing careers. In decades past, many people stayed in the same career, and sometimes even the same job, for virtually all of their working lives. However, times have changed and it is becoming very common…
Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Why is how one dresses still important to companies and why should the interviewee consider it key as well? It is all about first impressions. If one looks serious…
Monday, 18 Sep, 2006

Building Your Brand!

Care Appointments is delighted to present Building Your Brand: Tactics for Successful Career Branding by Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. What is it that all successful companies have mastered - and what job-seekers looking to advance in their careers need to master? What is it about Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, Disney, and…
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Music Therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional wellbeing, relieve stress and improve confidence. As a music therapist, you would not teach music. Instead you would encourage clients to try...

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Mental health nurses work in hospital and community settings to support people with a range of mental health issues. They work closely with clients, their families, friends and carers to develop therapeutic...

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