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CV Basics

« Back to CVs index Your CV needs to be: Clear - you want the information to be understood straight away. Concise - you shouldn't give irrelevant information. Well laid out - so that the information given can be quickly found. To achieve this you…

CV Dos and Don'ts

« Back to CVs index Do Put the strongest statements at the top and work down the page. Add a personal statement using just one or two sentences to summarise your strengths. Keep sentences and paragraphs short. Sentences should be between 15-20 words and paragraphs should…

CVs

CV stands for Curriculum Vitae, which literally means 'The course of one's life'. A CV (sometimes called a résumé) is a concise document that outlines the relevant facts about you and your experience to a prospective employer. Unlike filling in an application form, writing a…

Drugs information and advice

People take drugs for all sorts of reasons, because they think drugs can make them forget their worries, because their friends do, or because they think it might be fun. However, taking drugs can become a habit. Some people depend on them just to cope…

Emergency accommodation

If you are under 16, Social Services have a duty to provide emergency accommodation for you. This may be with a family or in a hostel, B&B or similar. The local councils have a duty to help with emergency accommodation for over 16s – the…

Fairbridge Reloaded

Are you aged 16-25 and short on confidence? Lacking in motivation? Finding it hard to make friends? Or stuck in a rut? Then come along and find out whether Fairbridge Reloaded can help you learn more about yourself and work to develop the skills to…

Financial support for young parents

Support with childcare costs If you are under 20 with childcare responsibilities, you can get help with your childcare costs through Care to Learn when you return to learning. As long as you use a registered childcare provider, you could receive up to £160 per child…

The Five Love Languages Quiz

Unhappiness in relationships, according to Dr. Gary Chapman, is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. Sometimes we don't understand our partner's requirements, or even our own. We all have a "love tank" that needs to be filled in order for…

Functional CVs

« Back to CVs index A functional CV highlights major areas of accomplishment and strength, and allows you to organise these in an order that best supports your work objectives and job targets. Use four or five separate paragraphs of sections, each one headlining a particular…

Healthy living

Being healthy is a big part of being positive. A healthy lifestyle means that you live a life that is well-balanced, both physically and mentally. If your lifestyle includes extremes of things like eating, drinking, exercise, sleeping, harmful activities and so on, you are more…
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