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Month: December 2015

BUDDING FLORISTS INVITED TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Some of our Level 2 Diploma in Floristry students were recently commissioned to provide flower designs for the Association of Colleges’ Christmas Parliamentary Reception. The three lucky learners – Kleo Dillon, Rachel Kirkum and Shionn Blair – attended the gathering, which was hosted at the House of Commons on 01 December 2015. They also got [Read more…]

How to answer that dreaded interview question

Monday, December 14th, 2015

A series of articles tackling those common questions that everybody hates answering This month we answer: Have you got any questions? Have you ever been flummoxed by the ‘Have you got any questions?’ question in an interview? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. It’s easy for your mind to go blank when faced with [Read more…]

What is a personal online brand, and do you need one?

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Your personal brand is basically how you present yourself or your business to the world, and particularly potential employers, colleagues and business partners. Building your brand is the same as building your reputation, and this can be used to your advantage if you want to improve your job prospects, be successful at professional networking or [Read more…]

Professional networking advice for beginners

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Ever heard the phrase ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know?’ Professional networking dispels this myth, as the purpose of professional networking is not only forging mutually beneficial relationships with other people in business, but also about sharing knowledge and expertise. Professional networking can seem like a daunting two words if you haven’t [Read more…]