Career Guides

  • What does it take to work in Sales?

      Getting to work in sales is often very appealing as it can offer the chance to work in a fast-paced environment where the rewards can be high. But there are a few things to think about before deciding whether to apply – including whether you have the right skills to do the job. Here, we look at the ...
  • How to Avoid Discrimination in Your Job Search

    Unfortunately many applicants fall victim to discrimination when applying for jobs. While most employers have the best of intentions, they still might harbour misconceptions about candidates from different backgrounds or who are of a certain age. Recruiters and employers alike can often be influenced by the following factors: Gender Ethnicity Age Marital status Disability Sexual orientation While we don’t think ...
  • Ex-Military looking for opportunities?

    Are you ex-military or thinking about leaving the Armed Forces soon? If so, and you’re on the lookout for new career and training opportunities, why not head along to Forth Valley College’s Resettlement & Recruitment event later this month? Whether you’ve recently left, been out of the Armed Forces for some time or have yet to leave, ...
  • Negotiating your Salary: Do’s and Don’ts

    Money. It’s one of the last taboos. We live in an age where we’re willing to share almost everything about ourselves online with complete strangers, yet we still feel weird talking about how much we earn even in the company of close friends. But it’s something that WILL come up at some point when looking for a ...
  • How to bond with your colleagues

    You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick the people you work with. Even so, a positive relationship with your colleagues can make all the difference in the workplace. If you get on well with those around you, chances are you’ll be happier, more enthusiastic and more likely to be productive and get results. The best way ...