Developing Leadership Skills for Work

Many employers like their staff to feel confident to take on extra tasks if possible and to lead in some aspect of their job. It can be tricky to get experience in leadership and taking charge of a team of people, but there are ways to show you have the skills required. At school, there are often opportunities to join clubs or groups which can help build natural leadership. These could be through musical pursuits, sports or other hobbies such as army cadet training. These skills can be surprisingly useful even in the world of work. Be sure to mention these things on your CV! University is another area where many people can gain some leadership skills - perhaps you have to work on a project as part of a team and can prove that you lead the team through to successful completion.

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Deciding Which Career Suits You Best

Choosing the right career path is something which should be done earlier rather than later in life, as in order to get the best chances of success at a new job, you need to have the right qualifications - these are much easier to gain when still at school! Take a look online for some simple career aptitude tests to see which sort of career you might suit best. A good example is provided by prospects - a UK based organisation aiming to give young people a better start in life. Try the career test here. Once you have tried the test, you can get a list of matching career ideas which could work alongside your ethos and ideals.  This can help you to generate some ideas of your own, or begin to plan your steps to success!

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