Articles from James Patefield

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Career Prospects

Social media has been a world-changing phenomenon. Before Facebook’s founding in 2004 there was the likes of Bebo, Faceparty, and MySpace. However, the last 10 years have seen a huge spike in both users of social media and reasons for using it. In 2019, there were 3.486 billion active users on social media, equating to nearly half of the entire population having a social media presence. This was up by nine per cent since January 2018. But, with a lot of the world currently on lockdown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the time we spend on social media is likely to soar in the coming months.

Career Considerations: A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

Very few of us know what career we want to pursue while we’re still in school. Yet, it’s one of the most commonly asked questions for students approaching that fateful time of leaving : where do you see yourself in five years’ time? What do you want to be?

Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building Beneath the Waves

One of the most difficult questions we are ever asked is what career we would like to pursue. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time? For those of us who do have an answer, there are a whole spectrum of routes available to us. For example, you may dream of becoming an engineer, but in what speciality?

Mind the Gap: Why 2020 Serves Up the Ideal Gap Year Opportunity

2020 is a year that will live long in the memory. It’s been a year of uncertainty in all walks of life as the Covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill. While employees suffered redundancies and furlough, the next generation of workers found their education put on hold.

The Rise of the Micro-Gap Year

There is much uncertainty in the world of work and education. Many students who are presented with the opportunity of a gap year are feeling dejected by their limited options to create new experiences, take a break, and remotivate their ambitions.

Vocational Education is Key to Filling Regional Skills Shortages

The UK has had a problem with skills shortage for a while now. Every region is facing the task of tackling its own skills gaps across a variety of sectors.

The Rise of Apprenticeships as a Route to Success

For many of us, university is the only thought process we have. However, alongside a continuous rise in tuition fees, many students are turning their back on further education. Applications for new starters in Autumn 2018 was down by 11,000 on the previous year, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Sustainability – An Employer Must in 2020

Back in 2015, representatives from nations all around the world met to sign an initiative that would help combat the damaging effects of climate change.

Reconomy colleague volunteers on front line of the pandemic

Reconomy Contracts Manager, Kate Webster, talks about her experience volunteering on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis:

The world of employment is changing for everyone

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