Connect: Your perfect CV

Posted: September 12, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

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What a CV is not meant to be:

  • An entire history of your life

Why are CVs rejected?

  • Poor layout, spelling and grammar.
  • Length. Sentences, paragraphs and the overall CV are often too long.
  • Too little information, no customisation.
  • What a good CV should include:
  • All relevant personal details.

Career and education to date in reverse chronological order. It should be brief and you should use bullet points.

Name a selection, not too many.

Try to stay ‘on message’ for the role.

Other skills and references. Saying ‘references available on request’ will suffice.

Customise your cover letter and CV. Tell the recipients what attracted you to them, what they’ve done that you’ve liked and how you can help them. Let the company know that you see them that way.

Dress for maximum confidence. Make sure you feel really great walking in the door of the interview. Put on your best suit and get your hair blow dried.

Don’t let your inner critic take over – you got to the interview stage because they liked your CV and think you might be the right fit for the job. Own that. Don’t let the negative voice in your head limit you.

Speak with passion. You must bring some enthusiasm to your words. Show them you want the job. Put your bum in the back of the seat, sit up straight, make eye contact and give the best of yourself.

Take the time to stop, pause, breathe and smile before you answer each question.

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Why you want to work as health care assistants?

Posted: September 11, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

Healthcare assistants work in hospital or community settings under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. The role can be varied depending upon the healthcare setting.

Most commonly, HCAs work alongside nurses and are sometimes known as nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses. HCAs also work alongside qualified midwives in maternity services.

The types of duties include the following:

  • washing and dressing
  • serving patients meals and assisting with feeding when necessary
  • helping people to mobilise
  • toileting
  • bed making
  • generally assisting with patients’ overall comfort
  • monitoring patients’ conditions by taking temperatures, pulse, respirations and weight

Nursing HCAs usually work a 37.5 hour week on a shift or rota system, typically including nights and weekends. Part-time and flexible working is often available.

Health care assistants (HCAs) are often described as the bedrock of the nursing service. They deliver care in every imaginable setting, and are invariably the people who deliver the majority of hands-on nursing care. There are many different job titles for HCAs – including health care support workers, nursing assistants, clinical support workers and many more.

The work

As a healthcare assistant you would work under the supervision of nursing staff. Your duties could include:

  • helping patients to wash, shower or dress
  • serving food or helping people eat
  • making and changing beds
  • turning patients who are confined to bed to avoid pressure sores
  • talking to patients to help them feel less anxious
  • helping patients to move around if they find it difficult
  • giving out and collecting bedpans, and helping patients to the toilet
  • making sure the ward or patients’ homes are tidy
  • keeping supplies and equipment in order
  • taking and recording observations such as temperature, pulse and breathing

Your day-to-day work may include using mobility aids and equipment to help lift and move patients. In hospitals you may also escort patients between departments. With experience, you may be involved in induction training for new healthcare assistants.

Skills, interests and qualities

As a healthcare assistant you would need to have:

  • a friendly and caring personality
  • the ability to relate to people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • tact and sensitivity
  • an understanding and respectful approach to patients from all backgrounds
  • the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • an understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • patience and a sense of humour

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Control your anger!

Posted: September 10, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

 

Ready to get your anger under control? Start by considering these 10 anger management tips.

Take a timeout

Before reacting to a tense situation, take a few moments to breathe deeply and count to 10. Slowing down can help defuse your temper. If necessary, take a break from the person or situation until your frustration subsides a bit.

Once you’re calm, express your anger

Get some exercise

Physical activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you’re about to erupt. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that can leave you feeling happier and more relaxed than you were before you worked out.

Think before you speak

In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to say something you’ll later regret. Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything — and allow others involved in the situation to do the same.

Identify possible solutions

Instead of focusing on what made you mad, work on resolving the issue at hand. Does your child’s messy room drive you crazy? Close the door. Is your partner late for dinner every night? Schedule meals later in the evening — or agree to eat on your own a few times a week. Remind yourself that anger won’t fix anything, and might only make it worse.

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Enjoy a productive life

Posted: September 3, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

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Sometimes we start finding reasons not to spend time to exercise. Do you feel you are not being productive at work? Well, you might consider spend some spare time exercising. Exercises will eventually have a positive outcome on your life.

Take it Outside – Getting out of that musty gym and enjoying the great outdoors creates a completely different experience.

If you’re ambitious you can even head to a local park for some interesting scenery.

Try gardening and yard work for the extra benefit of getting things done around the house.

Make it Social – Exercise can also be quality time with friends and family. Instead of making the gym a lonesome affair, find a partner.

Having someone to socialize with makes the time pass faster and gives you a chance to develop personal relationships. After dinner walks let you get some fresh air, work out your legs!

People who exercise on work days are more productive, happier and suffer less stress than on non-gym days, scientists revealed today.

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Build your body language!

Posted: September 3, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

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Body language is one the most important things you have to develop before you step in the professional world. The difference between the words people speak and our understanding of what they are saying comes from non-verbal communication, otherwise known as “body language”. By developing your awareness of the signs and signals of body language, you can more easily understand other people, and more effectively communicate with them.

By becoming more aware of this body language and understanding what it might mean, you can learn to read people more easily. This puts you in a better position to communicate effectively with them. What’s more, by increasing your understanding of others, you can also become more aware of the messages that you convey to them.

Building up your confidence

Recall a time when you met someone new at work. Or think about the last time you watched a speaker deliver a presentation.

What were your first impressions? Did you sense confidence or a lack of confidence in them? Did you want to associate with them or not? Were you convinced by them?

Moving along in the conversation, did they maintain solid eye contact or were they frequently looking away? Did their face appear relaxed or was it tight and tense? What about their hand and arm movements? Were their gestures wide, flowing and open or were they tight, jerky and closed?

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Construction Industry!

Posted: September 3, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

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A recent report shows that between June 2003 and June 2007 the total number of people working in the U.K construction industry had an increase of 2.04 million to 2.29 million.

The growth of the construction industry had led to a scarcity in labour supply.  The survey for the construction trade revealed that 41 % of building firms had difficulties in finding brick layers during late 2013. Recruiting carpenters is also one of the major issues nowadays.

Younger generations actually show little interest in getting their hands dirty on sites. The union supporting the construction industry believes that guidance and training should be given at schools. The lack of labour supply in the U.K has led to importing workers from other countries especially Eastern Europe.

If you are looking for people to work in the construction industry, here at Connect we have a number of workers to start immediately.

At Connect we are provide labour to a variety of contractors and sub-contractors. Our rates are the best in the market. Our standard rates are 2.50 p/h; however our rates are negotiable to meet your needs.

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CONNECT: PRODUCTIVITY HACKS TO MAINTAIN YOUR FOCUS

Posted: August 29, 2014 by connectlondon in Uncategorized

We’ve all been there. That time in the afternoon when you just can’t seem to focus, not because of a lack of stuff to do, but because your mind keeps wandering to things you could do to procrastinate. Maybe you take some time to check Facebookand Instagram on your phone, or browse the Internet to catch up on what’s been happening around the world.

It’s no secret that these things probably won’t help you with your productivity. But what if we told you that there were some sites that would help energize you, or that taking a social media break was good for keeping you motivated during the day? Here are four ways to help boost your productivity at work.

 

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DO SOME BUSYWORK

GET A DRINK AT YOUR BUSINESS LUNCH

CHECK YOUR FACEBOOK

USE THE INTERNET WISELY

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