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starting and running your own business

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

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Writing application forms

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

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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 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 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 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 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 Home Study

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

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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 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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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 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 Writing an essay

(+) Challenges your mind to come to a conclusion (-) We don't like being challenged (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2001)

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Post University Experience

(+) Fun (-) Hard work (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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Member Advice on Starting University

(+) Some handy tips for medical students (-) Only really relevant to medical students (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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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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Writing a covering letter

(+) Good skill to learn (-) Time consuming (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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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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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 University Interviews

(+) Can provide a really good education (-) Not necessarily the best education and interviews can be rather stressful (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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8 reviews

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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12 reviews

Member Advice on Writing your dissertation

(+) Feeling of satisfaction, Yes I've done it (-) Tiredness, lack of sleep, STRESS (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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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 Applying

(+) You get to sell yourself! (-) Only 47 lines or something ridiculous like that (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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Potential Entrepreneurs

(+) Can get rich quicker (-) Big risk in money and reputation (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2001)

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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 Gifted Children

(+) You get to say you've got a smart kid, and it won't be just parental subjectivity (-) Smart kids can be a pain in the a** sometimes, since they're sometimes smarter than their parents! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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WE HAD A DREAM

Advantages: worthwhile doing
Disadvantages: Tiring and frustrating

...Everyone wants to work for themselves and own their own business. When I first suggested this category to Ciao I asked for Starting and running your own business - How to run your own Hotel / Bed and Breakfast. Instead they let me have starting and runni ...

carolburns 23.08.2005 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of starting and running your own business

It's been a hard days night!

Advantages: Be your own boss, fantastic!
Disadvantages: Can't go home and forget about it.

Apparently Ciao tell me I must write a review or else, so at this ungodly hour, After a lovely Thai meal of steamed mussels and some king of spicy seafood dish, I find myself strangely drawn to you. Hello Ciao readers, remember me? I am Angus whom ...

cherishgifts 28.11.2007 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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FINANCIAL AND TIME FREEDOM? - TRY THIS

Advantages: Flexible hours,work from home, work with people you like, be your own boss, unlimited income potential, enjoy your family more,
Disadvantages: Definitely none

Ask yourself this question: If money was no problem, would I have the same house, have the same car, have a loan or a mortgage? The answer would definitely be a big NO. How many of us have dreamed of taking a long vacation in an exotic country, o ...

chrann1525 29.04.2006 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful
Review of starting and running your own business

For business owners...

Advantages: Pretty much guaranteed success
Disadvantages: Big costly avoidable fees

...This is something interesting for people who own a business or something to keep in mind if thinking about starting one in the future... Every small business which has a rateable value of under £12,000 can claim small business rates relief. Not a lot of ...

Decleano 28.07.2014 · Read full review
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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