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Careers


Expectations v Reality

How to Succeed at Work Experience

Everyone has heard horror stories of work experience gone wrong, leading to some misunderstandings and negative expectations in the lead up to a summer placement. This video puts expectations side by side with the reality of work experience from...Show More

Workplace Health and Safety

How to Succeed at Work Experience

The importance of workplace health safety cannot be underrated. Students preparing to enter a new environment on work experience placement must consider the policies surrounding health and safety seriously, or else bear the consequences. This...Show More

Benefits of Work Experience

How to Succeed at Work Experience

The benefits of doing a work experience placement are far wider reaching than getting two weeks off from school. Students undertaking a work experience placement stand to broaden their understanding of the world of work and build their...Show More

Employer Expectations

How to Succeed at Work Experience

When preparing students for work experience, it’s good to remember that this could be their very first professional experience away from the school or college setting. This video explores exactly what to do and, arguably more importantly,...Show More

Employability Skills

How to Succeed at Work Experience

What do employers want? What makes someone stand out as a star employee? The skills learned during a work experience placement stand young people in good stead when they’re ready to enter the world of work. They’re skills that are critical to...Show More

Preparing for Work Experience

How to Succeed at Work Experience

How does one properly prepare for work placement? What is appropriate clothing? What questions should be asked? What will make students undertaking work placement feel the most confident when they step through the door on day one? We hear from an...Show More
Self Management

Self Management

Are You Job Ready?

The ability to work independently is a crucial workplace skill that is noticed and appreciated by busy managers and supervisors. Employees who can set their own goals, manage their time and workload and take responsibility for their actions are...Show More
Planning and Organising

Planning and Organising

Are You Job Ready?

Organising and prioritising assigned tasks helps employees to work independently and take control of their own time and workload. When tasks are well-planned and ordered by urgency, it is easier to identify when help is needed, which saves time...Show More
Learning for Work

Learning for Work

Are You Job Ready?

Learning is a lifelong skill. Far beyond their initial workplace training, employees must keep learning to stay up-to-date and adapt to changing technologies. Therefore, recognising individual learning styles is important, as Dan finds out when...Show More
Not Being Yourself or Having Questions

Not Being Yourself or Having Questions

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

A strange bearded man in a lady’s nightdress called Granny? A six-year-old wooden boy boasting years of experience running leisure centres? Carol Peters runs one of her own, and is interviewing job candidates, but she’s beginning to wonder...Show More
Lateness and Poor Presentation

Lateness and Poor Presentation

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Carol Peters doesn’t have much time for recruiting in the cut and thrust of managing a leisure centre. So she’s taken on the services of Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency, but candidates like Wicked Queen (Becs), Hansel (minus Gretel) and...Show More
Negativity and Nerves

Negativity and Nerves

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Rapunzel bombed out when Carol Peters interviewed her for a leisure centre position. Years of captivity and her ultimate rescue paint a perfect picture of resilience, problem-solving know-how and willingness to work in a team…but she didn’t...Show More
Lack of Preparation and Research

Lack of Preparation and Research

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Carol Peters is always prepared and she expects the same in prospective employees. Alas, most of the candidates from Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency, including Wicked Queen, BB Wolf, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, did no research into her...Show More
Poor Communication and Body Language

Poor Communication and Body Language

10 Things Not to Do in an Interview

Enchanted Fairyland Employment Agency candidates stack up like a lesson in how-to and how-not-to, in terms of communication during a job interview. Sitting opposite is Carol Peters, dealing with a snoozing Rapunzel, an awkward “Granny”,...Show More
Teamwork

Teamwork

Are You Job Ready?

Working in a team brings together colleagues with diverse experiences and knowledge skills from all over. These insights are invaluable in the workplace, especially when things go wrong. Even though Dan ’has just started working at the...Show More
Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Are You Job Ready?

Taking the care and time to gather information and analyse a situation could be the pivotal steps that prevent workplace injuries and unhappy customers. Even though Lucy is eager to do well at her new job, she quickly learns that she doesn’t...Show More
Communication

Communication

Are You Job Ready?

Communication in the workplace is more than speaking and listening, as Emma, Lucy and Martin quickly learn. Whether you are serving a customer, receiving instructions, or being assertive in the interests of safety, understanding messages and...Show More
How They Did It: Pathways to Amazing Jobs

How They Did It: Pathways to Amazing Jobs

Viewers meet four young, enthusiastic professionals who talk about their careers and the choices they made leading to their current jobs. Students hear from Chrissy Rutherford, a fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar digital magazine; Gene Back, a...Show More
Fashion Design Careers

Fashion Design Careers

Do You Have What It Takes?

Join eight up-and-coming fashion designers as they discuss the characteristics, traits, and skills needed to make it in the fashion industry. Candid interviews with young designers tackle questions about careers in fashion design, including, what...Show More
Child Development Careers

Child Development Careers

Catch a glimpse into a variety of careers that work directly with the growth and development of children. The Child Development Careers program allows viewers to discover the benefits and challenges of working with children through personal...Show More
Job Interviews

Job Interviews

What Your Boss Wants

Job interviews are a great way to make a good first impression. In this collection we hear from industry insiders in hospitality, business, health, and manufacturing about the best way to prepare for, and perform well at the interview.
Your Probationary Period

Your Probationary Period

What Your Boss Wants

How do employers assess a new employee at the end of the probationary period? In this collection, experts talk about strategies used when a new employee isn’t performing as expected, rewards given when targets are exceeded, and training...Show More
The Induction Process

The Induction Process

What Your Boss Wants

Congratulations - you’ve got the job! In this collection, recruiters in business, hospitality, health, and manufacturing industries talk about the induction process, the probationary period, what’s expected of a new employee, the type of...Show More
Job Applications

Job Applications

What Your Boss Wants

A good job application can help a candidate stand out from the rest, so what are the key elements? In this collection, industry experts across the field talk about the job application process from recruiting to social media checks in the...Show More
Environmental Practices at Work: Office

Environmental Practices at Work: Office

Environmental sustainability is about designing and implementing practices and processes within a workplace that do not waste or exhaust natural resources or cause ecological damage. It not only minimises an organisation’s environmental...Show More