That time you ran the tuck shop in the students’ union, or volunteered handing out leaflets promoting the end of year ball, or contributed to the university newspaper...all these things that you may have dismissed as being too random or trivial to be worth much on a CV could actually be a great asset you have forgotten about. A lot of people might assume that only a proper, fully fledged permanent job that you were in for 2-3 years is something that employers are interested in. And yes, “proper” jobs are very important, but those volunteering positions and commitment to your hobbies are things that can make all the difference.
If you've been through college or university you've probably heard the term "employability" used a number of times. At first glance, it could mean simply the ability to get a job. The reality is that there's more to employability than just that. It's more like an ongoing process of building on your existing success in the career you choose.
In an increasingly competitive job market, it's important to both employers and employees that skill levels are maintained and expanded, particularly as the way we work is always changing and evolving. This can seem like a huge pressure when looking for the job you want, especially when confronted with what's known as the "skills gap". The skills gap is what we call the difference between the skills employers want and the skills that the majority of the work force actually have.
Dream the Impossible Dreams is a motivational self-help book aimed at anybody who aspires to entrepreneurship. This book builds up self-confidence to unleash dreams, ambitions and drive. Author Anita Frost educates people how to master areas of leadership, finance and personal development to achieve personal aspirations.
Anita writes from her own experience, having tried, tested and approved the advice and principles laid out in this book in her own life. This is an energising read that will make you want to get up and take the first steps towards putting your potential into motion.
What readers think & latest reviews:
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Michelle - O2 Manager - October 2016
The Leadership chapter stood out to me. It describes how leaders are strong and effective in emphasising the importance of essential elements such as discipline, accountability and strategic planning in alignment with their own values. This empowers teams to grow. As a leader, your highest priority is to work on yourself, taking small and consistent steps to grow.
Ian - Property Investor - November 2016
Successful entrepreneurship comes by taking small daily steps as Anita Frost suggests:
“have patience, work smart, show up for success, be 100% in every task”.
Educational institutions and systems are fueled by standardised tests. Millions of pupils from primary school to A Levels are expected to prove their academic worth by making grades that sadly leave many behind, who struggle to reach these standards. The nature of this standardisation means that everyone is expected to conform to a limited margin and definition of success.