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Community Level 1bobcatjack

bobcatjack

Becoming a qualified Social Worker

AdvantagesWhat could be more rewarding?

DisadvantagesOften only get a mention when something goes wrong.

"If you already know that this is the role for you, like I do, then you will hopefully find this useful. I started an Access course last year as a mature student and will finish in July this year - I'm really looking forward to it! I decided on the Social Work course for university, because I am fascinated by people, their problems and how to work to solve them. I thought long and hard about other degree courses, but realised halfway through my Access ..." Read review
29.04.2006

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*Knowledge Management - the lost art*

Advantagesexcellent organisation is paramount

Disadvantageswithout it your at sea without a compass

"CIAO Review - Knowledge Management - the lost art. ~the importance of 'Knowledge Management' at work~ dated 23/11/2007 * Hi, I thought I would publish online the role of this supposedly forgotton technique 'Knowledge Management'. I hope this report will help you with your career paths.* -Knowledge Management in business - Your business is only as good as your Manager's 'Knowledge Management Skills'. Every Manager possesses some form of management ..." Read review
23.11.2007

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Community Level 6MissDirect

MissDirect

DECISIONS DECISIONS

AdvantagesSee op

DisadvantagesSee op

"Can you remember back to when you were sixteen and coming up to finishing school? Or maybe you are at that stage of your life right now. Well apart from downing cider on park benches and arranging your love life, you need to sort your life out too. After you have done your GCSE's you need to make important decisions. In fact you will need to make these decisions earlier than that and would be best off to start thinking about what you want to do ..." Read review
24.04.2002

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Community Level 4Sbanshee

Sbanshee

So you want to be a Carer

AdvantagesVery rewarding

DisadvantagesNot overpaid, anti social hours.

"So you want an education or career in Caring ? then first you will need some groundwork on the sort of issues that it covers, and whether you think that is the right environment for you. The politics of disability has changed over the centuries, for the better, by improved access facilities, conducted by predominantly changes in society towards disability (voting power) improved information on disability (by census records on such as the "Prevalence ..." Read review
13.05.2003

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Community Level 3Paula_23_uk

Paula_23_uk

The statementing process unravelled

AdvantagesYour child will benefit from this whole process even if they don't reach stage five

DisadvantagesA bad system which runs off funding

"I currently work in a mainstream high school in the SEN Department. I decided to write this review on the statementing process as I know that not everyone knows what this process is or what it involves. Firstly, a child who is mentally 3 years or below their chronoloigal age will automatically be put forward for statementing. The process of statementing is made up of five stages. I will try to briefly describe these stages however, it will be ..." Read review
13.07.2001

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Community Level 5HappyBunny

HappyBunny

So you want to be a university student

AdvantagesInfamous for being the best days of your life

DisadvantagesIt is not the right choice for some

"Are you sure? Nearly 7 years ago I went to University. 18 months later I left: Half of a degree done and nothing to show for it. That is apart from the 180 credits towards a degree that I put on my CV just to prove that I did gain something academic from the experience! WHY DID I GO? I had only decided a couple of months before applying to universities that I actually wanted to go. In hindsight, I can find three reasons: 1) I wanted ..." Read review
30.08.2001

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Community Level 5micheledog

micheledog

ITS NEVER TO LATE TO .. STUDY

AdvantagesA chance to further your prospects, and learn about peoples rights.

Disadvantagesmakes you realize how ignorant we are to peoples right to make their own decisions

"whilst summarising the skills, qualities and attributes I have gained through study are:- one of the qualities I have gained, is I have become very caring. I have learnt that each person is an individual, with their own individual needs. They have the freedom of choice, and if I believe they are right I will do my utmost to make sure that my client gets their wish. I believe oneof my skills to be, that I am very supportive and a good listener. People ..." Read review
03.08.2005

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Community Level 2Ants

Ants

How To Survive Exams, and Perhaps Do Well

AdvantagesYou might do well

DisadvantagesYou might do badly

"Exams for most people tend to be the most stressful part of their life by my age. Fortunately for me, they don’t stress me out to much because I rarely stress about anything but I can see how people can get worked up about them. Anyway, I thought I would make up a little opinion on how to survive the whole exam time thing. Chapter 1- Stress For students in school/college, the main causes of undue stress seem to be: 1. Themselves 2. ..." Read review
05.09.2001

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Community Level 8blurbubble

blurbubble

A LEVEL WHAT EXACTLY....

AdvantagesMay be the key to further education/profession

DisadvantagesCan waste valuable adult earning time!

"Hmm, we're told all through our childhood and teens to go to school, study hard, get our exams etc if we want to get a good job and get on in life - but just how vital is this? I myself am the grand old age of 34 (pushing 35!) and attained 7 'O' Levels and 3'A' Levels during my education days aswell as certificates for typing and word processing. I opted not to go further after 'A' levels as I was both desperate to leave home and earn money ..." Read review
07.10.2001

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Community Level 2Nume

Nume

Being your own boss,not all its cracked up to be

Advantagesflexibility, freedom

Disadvantagesnot enough money

"I started my own business in 1995. Before that I worked for a large hospital based physician group. I was making $45,000.00 a year plus benefits. I earned 6 weeks vacation per year and was 100% vested in our pension plan. I had health insurance, life insurance and even disability insurance. I had it nice. One day, I was approached by some Doctors (not in the group I worked for) to help them with their medical billing. I was a little apprehensive ..." Read review
03.08.2002

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Community Level 4Aball

Aball

A Day in the Life

AdvantagesMay be heard

DisadvantagesMay be misunderstood

""The worst vice is advice." -- The Devil's Advocate Advice is a tendentious device, which is only used to manipulate one into adopting a particular way of approaching or perceiving something. So many people, especially parents, are quick to give advice about many things; often it is disguised in the form of, "If I were you, I would…" or "If it were me…" and any suggestions of similar ilk. I'm sure any manager of people will express from experience ..." Read review
27.12.2005

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Community Level 2hogwash

hogwash

NHS don't work here!

AdvantagesNot the lowest of the low in salary

DisadvantagesJust gets worse and worse

"I've worked in the NHS in administration for 16 years and wondered if there was anyone out there who did and who feels the same way as me. When I first joined the NHS, it all seemed to be very well run, albeit a long line of managers did prevail, and over the years the formulation of Trusts came into being. Where I live this encompassed virtually the whole of the District, yet when the Labour government got in, they imposed the newer Primary ..." Read review
14.04.2004

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Community Level 6coolchanty

coolchanty

Definately don't take the route I have

Advantagessee op

Disadvantagessee op

"This is some helpful information for you all. Nevver do it the hard way and take the route I have done. Not that some of it was my fault anyway. But it just gets harder and harder each time to find employment. I messed up my career chances by getting into too much debt and having to quit university. I then moved down to London to be with my boyfriend and at this time was very unhappy and depressed. I got some temping work which had the possibility ..." Read review
14.11.2002

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Community Level 2kavita

kavita

ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH.......UNI

AdvantagesBeing independent for probably the 1st time

DisadvantagesFeeling lonely immediately after your folks leave.

"This is my second opinion about university so as you can probably tell, it is plaguing my mind somewhat. I am due to go to Nottingham University on the 23rd September to study Medicine. The excitement over the last couple of months has seemed to have fizzled out however and has left me feeling petrified. This article will probably not help many people as it isn't really offering any advice. But what I do hope this will achieve, is that other prospective ..." Read review
07.09.2001

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Community Level 4relentless...

relentless_behaviour

Aspartame aspirations

AdvantagesMany, many.

DisadvantagesMany, many more.

"“So, young man… what do you want to be when you grow up?” I hated that question because a) it’s so bloody patronising, and b) I’m under the impression that they want you to say, “a careers officer, like you, sir.” Never gonna happen… I was first asked this pernicious little question in primary school and, to be honest, I can’t remember what I came up with, but I do know that I had to actually come up with something – I didn’t have my mind set on ..." Read review
26.05.2003

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