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Writing application forms

(+) See op (-) See op (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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starting and running your own business

(+) worthwhile doing (-) Tiring and frustrating (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Member Advice on Uni life in general

(+) One of the Best Times of your Life, An Adventure! (-) Can be Daunting & Scary! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Member Advice on English Language Workshop

(+) you can learn what not to say (-) you will probably say it anyway (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Member Advice on Graduation

(+) A day to be very proud of your achievements! (-) Bad guests can make it a bad day :( (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2004)

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Member Advice on a Career in Sales

(+) Can earn you a fortune (-) You can end up in the loony bin! (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Member Advice on Student Jobs

(+) Earn you money - very useful now there are no grants. (-) Can harm your studies if not done sensibly. (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on Revision for Exams

(+) There is a lot of material available to help you (-) It has to be done and is boring (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2003)

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Member Advice on Student Debt

(+) Good to have money for day to day transactions (-) many students abuse it albeit resulting in debt (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Writing a CV

(+) Good selling point to get you to interview stage (-) If not effective, is more of a hindrance (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2000)

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Member Advice on Formal Education System in My Country

(+) Make us more chances to get better occupations. (-) Need much money to gain better education. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2003)

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Member Advice on Learning a Language

(+) Makes great literature accessible, logical phonology, can now pronounce Scottish place names (-) Hard language to learn, limited usefulness as everyday language (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member advice on Self Employment

(+) Be your own boss, possibly work from home,take time off when needed (-) You need to dedicate a lot of time to the business.Tax can also be complicated (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on Coping with Redundancy

(+) None (-) No Job, No Money, No Prospects unless you take note of the review !! (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Succeeding at interviews

(+) Will hopefully help you get further in interviews (-) Very nerve-wracking for nervous people (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on University Interviews

(+) Good learning experience, make friends being out of your comfort zone. (-) Stressful times, lots of preparation, being out of your comfort zone. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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Member Advice on Modelling (Fashion, Glamour, etc)

(+) Great confidence boost, (-) Tiring, Hard industry to earn any money, Travelling to & from shoots. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2012)

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Member Advice on Career Decisions

(+) Changing your life for the better (-) Can be scary; might involve a major financial investment, such as going back to school (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on School Dinners

(+) They could be good if we all got motivated! (-) They are currently crap in too many places. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Member advice on Getting in to Vet School

(+) If I became a Vet I'd have fulfilled my life-long ambition (-) It's too difficult to get in, in the UK (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2002)

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Choosing A Level Subjects

(+) Necessary to make correct choices and should achieve the best results (-) Incorrect choices could be disastrous (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Member Advice on Education & Careers

(+) What could be more rewarding? (-) Often only get a mention when something goes wrong. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Choosing a course

(+) Read and take heed: my account of Adult Education in IT! (-) Disadvantages - um, the loss of sanity experienced by this poor unsuspecting adult perhaps? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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Members Advice on Being an Effective School Governor

(+) Keeping in touch with whats going on in your school (-) Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe in (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2003)

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Member Advice on University Freshers Week

(+) Get to meet lots of people, and enjoy your 3+ years (-) Get a hangover and over-draft (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2003)

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Member Advice on Giving Presentations

(+) Important skill (-) Nerve wracking (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Member Advice on Home Study

(+) Study Tips = Great results (-) Hard work (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2001)

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Member Advice on Choosing a university

(+) Can be extremely rewarding if you make the right choice (-) So much information to read and consider (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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Member Advice on Financing your studies

(+) Things that you can do... (-) Requires a little effort and discipline (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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Member Advice on Exam Pressure

(+) Helps to beat the revision stress the smart way. (-) Not suitable for last minute studying (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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How To Get An Interview

Advantages: See op
Disadvantages: See op

I'm writing this op from the perspective of at times having been both a prospective employee and as someone taking part in recruitment. How you complete your application form is an essential element of applying for a job. No matter how brilliant or ca ...

delawney 08.09.2002 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Writing application forms

Get that interview

Advantages: Can help you gain employment if done well.
Disadvantages: Take a long time to do. Each application form can be different.

Application forms can be far worse than covering letters and CV’s, and can take a lot longer. However I am going to give you some tips from my extensive experience in filling them out on how to speed up the filling in process, as well as how tell em ...

student9824 12.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Writing application forms

Painful but necessary

Advantages: Can be very helpful in getting a job
Disadvantages: A real hassle to complete

Job hunting can be a pain at the best of times. Even when you've only got to write a simple covering letter and put it with your CV, it's bad enough, but there is a worse experience – the dreaded application form. Many job applications, particularly w ...

dave27 08.05.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Writing application forms

Think before you apply.

Advantages: Can get you a job.
Disadvantages: Takes time and effort.

With a large number of the on-line recruitment web sites it is usually very easy to click on a link to apply for a job. Because this can be so easy it appears that a large number of applicants do not make a lot of effort when applying for on-line jobs. Th ...

daseaford 06.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Writing application forms

applications to guarantee you an interview

Advantages: you have much more scope to impress than with a CV
Disadvantages: takes more time and effot

Application forms are often used in appointments to public and voluntary sector positions, the idea being that it levels the playing field and creates more equal opportunities, than scrutinising CVs which could have been written by an agency or adviser. ...

Cazz 11.04.2001 · Read full review
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