We're constantly saying that we don't (and won't) be a standard employability service and a generic CV churning machine. We believe there is real value and an edge to be gained in doing something different to improve aspirations and motivation that will help you in a competitive job market.
It's no longer enough to have good grades, especially if you're going after your dream job. You have to demonstrate that you're unique and up to the challenge. Employers say a good way to do this is through programmes such as the Duke of Edinburgh's awards and charity fundraising.
You need to define yourself from the rest and we think adventurous activities with the prospects of raising money for charity is a good start and can give you something good to write about when it comes to writing your CV.
We've been at Thornwick Bay, Dalby forest and Hessle - looking for the Yorkshire Wolds Way - this week planning our courses as we believe in what we're saying. We could have stayed in our town centre office and possibly got a little more done, considering that's where the printer is, but we want our courses to meet our principles from the ground up, which is why we can plan them out of the office, showing our flexibility and we believe it helps with inspiration and can really define us as a business. The weather was also a motivator!
So which is it, sitting in a training room writing a CV or completing your CV at Dalby or on top of Mt. Snowdon with a little inspiration to give your CV that competitive edge?
NAS TAC LTD has signed up to a local youth project called 'Make £5 Blossom'. It's a youth project ran by the local council as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The aim of the project is to create entrepreneurship in the young people and to see how much of a profit they can make. The profit is shared between charities and the schools and there's an award for the best businesses.
We gave £150 as sponsorship and pledged our support to a local school (Rise Academy).
We think the progress they've made so far is great and they've decided to work together so they have more money to invest into a couple of ideas instead of investing a small amount into 30 ideas. Their main idea is to create a colouring/quiz book with prominent Hull theatres and we've already got them in touch with the printers!
It was good to see how they started to think of ideas and we're looking forward to continuing to mentor them and help them make a profit and we're definitely looking forward to the presentation event in April.