Insurance for the self employed

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

If you are thinking about going self employed then you need to consider what insurance you will require to cover you. Depending what type of work you will be doing, you may need public liability insurance and / or indemnity insurance. For example if you are a self employed electrician you will need public liability insurance to cover you against injury caused by your business or damage caused to third party property. Even if you work from home you may still need public liability insurance if you use your home as a meeting place.

Indemnity insurance covers you for things like client’s loss of profits or custom caused by something that your business has done.

There are many companies out there can can advise you of what type of insurance you need and although it is not always compulsory, it can be extremely costly if a case is raised against you and you haven’t got the correct level of insurance to cover you.

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How to get a higher paid admin position

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:20 am

Jobs in administration can be fairly low paid particularly if you are doing something quite basic such as data entry, however there are admin roles available that are more involved and as a result tend to pay a little more. If you are looking for admin work through an agency they will be looking at things such as your typing speed and scores in spelling and grammatical tests, the higher you score the more likely they are to put you in a higher paid more complex role.

If you have experience in a certain area of administration such as working for the financial sector then you could improve your salary by taking the relevant administration exams and earning your qualifications. The more qualifications that you have in that area the more desirable you’ll be to future employers looking for someone who can offer a little extra to the role.

If you stay in an admin role then you should have a development plan in place to become a senior administrator and increase your salary that way too, through experience.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cover Supervisor Jobs

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 8:34 pm

The concept of cover supervisor jobs is fairly new in the field of education so a lot of people are not yet familiar with regards to how it works and who are qualified to fill the jobs. In the simplest of terms, being a cover supervisor is basically a form of substitute teaching. However, unlike a substitute teacher, a cover supervisor is widely considered to be part of the non-teaching staff so he or she is only there to supervise the class. In a nutshell, you are in the classroom to make sure that the class is in order and that the students are doing whatever tasks they were assigned or required to finish. For a further understanding of the concept, below are four things you should know about it.

1) You don’t teach the students, you simply supervise them. The main reason why schools hire cover supervisors is to free up time for their teaching staff so that they can spend more time on planning and preparing lessons, resources, and new policies for their students. The concept has seen wide and popular use in the United Kingdom in recent years. In fact, almost all secondary schools in the country engage cover supervisors in one way or another. (more…)

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Why its Important to Register with a Supply Teacher Agency

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 6:21 pm

The beginning of a new academic year comes with many teaching job opportunities ready to be filled. If you are seeking to secure a teaching placement in one of your favourite nursery, primary of secondary schools in Hertfordshire, working with a supply teaching agency will give you a good chance to land your dream job. There are many teaching jobs in Hertfordshire which you can easily fill as long as you have the required qualifications but this is not always possible especially if you decide to go alone. However, registering with such a supply agency gives an edge when it comes to job placement since most of these agencies have direct link with schools thus making it possible for you to be considered in case of an opening. (more…)

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Various Kinds of Jobs in Education Sector

Posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:32 am

These days, jobs education is in high demand as there is a lot of accent on offering comprehensive and quality education right from the ground up. Generally, the need for getting more people into schools has, over the years, become more acute in providing them with a better and secures future as well as a gainful employment. More federal opportunities and funding are underway to establish programs, which can benefit many people and also offer ample jobs in education. There are several jobs available in the education sector, which do not need traditional teaching in a classroom. The following is a list of some careers you can pursue if you are aspiring to work in the education sector.

Technology Specialist

The majority of people don’t even think that a school system might need someone with a technology experience or background. However, people who have the necessary qualification and skills in various areas of technology are capable of finding jobs in education sector and in other industries more easily. In some schools, a technology specialist can be called a school computer technician or specialist. These people have the responsibility of teaching other staff and even students on latest educational software. There is a predicted substantial growth under this career in the next few years to come.

Education Administrator

This yet another great job in the education sector that is more sensitive. If you are interested in making sure, the institution runs properly, then becoming an education administrator is ideal for you. In this position, you are responsible for ensuring that the budget is always followed and the curriculum requirements or standards are all met. To become an education administrator, at least you need to obtain a masters’ degree.


If you have a great passion for books, then a career as a school librarian can be good for you. Librarians are usually hired in school systems, federal, and private sectors, but a higher number are employed in schools and universities. In many countries, to start a career as a librarian you need to pass a certification exam. However, in others you need to obtain a degree and pass the certification test in library science.

Special Education Teacher

According to the career experts, special education teaching career is the most sought one after teachers. In order to excel in this position, you must have a lot of patience and being capable of calming your students and teach them at the same time. Because of an increased demand, most people who already have this experience can freely want to work anywhere since getting a job is much easier. To get you started in this career, you need to have a teaching license and a bachelor’s degree. This area is also expected to have high growth.

Lastly, the greatest benefit in these jobs is that there is always something for everyone and opportunities for jobs in education sector are available provided that you have the necessary documents under the position you want to apply. Also remember that education work and teachers job listings varies in requirements and salary based on the state you work in, but there so many opportunities for these jobs everywhere nowadays.

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How Self Promotion can Help You!

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:27 pm

As an individual, it can be quite difficult to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack. Self promotion can be a very helpful tool in this, able to accomplish what working hard in your profession may not be able to do by itself. It has the potential to be able to help you find and get jobs which, perhaps, might have failed to notice you from among the rest of the pack. Showing that you are prepared to do the extra work to establish yourself as an expert will help you in virtually every professional setting. Basic self promotion involves using social interfaces, such as facebook and twitter in order establish your abilities, qualifications, and professional history. LinkedIn is the most useful social media website you can use in this regard. Doing self promotion provides you with another avenue for reaching potential employers. Having resources available outside of the norm, can give you a significant advantage over your competition, which predominately rely solely on referrals and CV’s.

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Dressing for your Job Interview

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm

A job interview can be one of the most important and memorable events in an individual’s life, supposing it all goes to plan. When you are given a job interview, you’re essentially given a chance to show an employer what you’re capable of and it’s important to make a good first impression.

Dressing appropriately for an interview is always a must, and while every individual has their own tastes and styles, you should make sure these do not exceed the unwritten rules of job interview attire.

Both males and females can look smart and presentable wearing a shirt, while a full tie and suit can be a smart look for males. Job interview clothing will of course depend on the job, and if you know the interview you’re attending is formal, and the workplace is formal, a smart, ironed suit can be key to your success.

For females, wearing trousers or a skirt (not too short), a shirt and a cardigan can give a professional appearance, showing you’re ready for the responsibility.

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Creative CV Websites to Get the Job you Crave

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

A CV doesn’t just have to be a text document printed on a plain white piece of paper or even PDF for that matter, you can be much more creative. Building a creative online CV (also known as an online resume) can be extremely beneficial, plus it means you’re not restricted to having your information placed on one single piece of papers.

Instead you can have a page for each aspect of your written CV. You can have a profile photo, a portfolio section, and a bio and employment history. Transforming a blog into an creative CV can be relatively simple, and because it only needs to be a brochure website, it means they can be cheap if you wanted one made yourself.

There are some design considerations however, because you must remember this is a creative CV and not a blog. It should be clean, professional, and comfortable on the eye. Remember, a job involves marketing yourself, and this can mean getting creative and thinking outside of the box.

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Building job security

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Job security is built up gradually over time, and it if you have a lot of job security, it generally tends to mean that you’re an important part of their business, and it would take quite a lot to see them make you redundant or sack you.

Job security can be built-up by gaining promotions and demonstrating your ability and consequently showing you care a great deal about their business. There is essentially no quick way to improve your security, and it will take a lot of dedication and hard work if you’re fairly new to the company.

Of course if you have a high level of job security it does not mean you can break the rules and put in lacklustre performances, because you are still bound to the same rules as every other employee in the business.

If you’re happy in your job, perhaps you see a bright future with your company, then work hard and it can ultimately pay off and build strong relationships as well as job security.

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Advertising yourself for a Job

Posted on November 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

There are countless opportunities online today, so rather than just browsing some major job websites and recruitment agencies, instead make use of the tools available on the web, and literally advertise yourself online.

You can make use of blogs and social media networks to outline your experience and relevant qualifications for the job. You can even create a mini email campaign to potential employers, outlining your interest in working for their business, almost in the same way a cover letter would.

There are countless opportunities out there, and if more people are aware of your skills and your current job situation, the more likely you are to be offered a job.

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