Useful Links – Week of 28th June

Usually on our blog we have our consultants post in depth about some of the areas where we help candidates.  However with lots of resources out there for those seeking help with personal statements for study or work, we try and collate some useful links or highlight resources that may be useful. If you find something that you think we might be interested in – please let us know.

Applying for a job in law?

Law Careers have a very useful calendar of training contracts and closing dates for these.  A number close of the 30th of June, so you have likely left it too late for these.  However our team have lots of experience supporting candidates with their applications for their first job in law, or even early stage lawyers who want to make a move to their next role.

Considering a scholarship?

If you are considering applying for a scholarship, QS Top Universities have a downloadable guide to a large number of scholarships.  If you are applying for a scholarship you will generally need an essay to help you be shortlisted/interviewed for the award.  Our team have lots of experience supporting candidates applying in the UK, the US and in other countries around the world.

Conversion Courses – Myth Busting

If you are looking at your next move and thinking about a conversion course for a new direction, this article will help you consider the myths and the facts. From engineers switching to teaching, or accountants swapping to pharmacy – we have supported lots of candidates who wanted to make a change.

Reduced Offers – LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University are running Summer University courses over in July.  Post 16, Yr 12 (or Yr 13 in Northern Ireland), which will run on virtual platforms. Summer University will offer pupils the opportunity to hear from current students, experience lectures and seminars and find out what studying in Liverpool is like. Both Summer Universities will be a mix of live and on-demand content to ensure participation throughout the day. Participation in LJMU’s Summer University gives students the opportunity to receive a reduced offer of up to two grades (16 UCAS points) if they subsequently apply for a course at LJMU.

Work Experience

It is never too early to start thinking about Work Experience.  This guide supports pupils from as young as 14 who want to find out more about how to start with their work experience.

At Pain Free Personal Statements we support candidates at all stage of their career journey.  From those considering their first application to college or university, all the way to candidates seeking senior roles.  We offer a 30 minute free review call to understand how we can help.