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Personal branding is about understanding yourself and creating a strong professional image.

Create a personal brand
Every time you communicate with recruiters, you are developing your personal brand so make sure you are marketing yourself effectively. Communication can be face-to-face, email or telephone, but it can also be via social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Remember to use positive language. To create your personal brand you need to think about the following three things: your talentsyour valuesyour unique selling point (USP)Your talents focus on what you do well, your skills and also what you enjoy. Knowing these will give you confidence in ‘marketing’ yourself to recruiters. Be aware of what is important to you; if you know your values and are true to them then you will stand out from the crowd. This will also help you to match up your values to those organizations or institutions that you are looking at, so that you will find one that fits with what you value. Your USP ties all of these together and adds in your experience and your career aims. You may i…

the key skills that we can assume that the applicant will need include:

Verbal and written communication skills in order to liaise with contributors, oversee the news / articles peer review process, and to work on the production of articles.Interpersonal skills to support contributors as well as colleagues.Teamwork and organization skills to provide administrative support.Time management skills to meet tight deadlines.IT skills and accuracy to maintain a database of contributors and potential contributors.Attention to detail to ensure copyright and licenses are received and processed, and to make sure that the publications are of the highest standard.A proven interest inE – Learning industry.

Here are some of the skills most commonly sought by recruiters, although be aware that each recruiter may have a slightly different definition of such skills.

Key skills

Admissions tutors may mostly be interested in your academic achievements and academic interests, however, they will also need reassurance that you have the right mix of skills and personal qualities.
Problem solvingAbility to understand information quickly and accurately.Appreciation of all the variables affecting an issue.Ability to evaluate and choose workable solutions to problems.
LeadershipHaving a clear vision with the ability to enthuse and influence others by gaining their trust and support.Ability to listen, share and delegate when appropriate.Willingness to take responsibility for a task or project to ensure it gets done.Creativity, flexibility and openness to changeTo be original and express different views, ideas or solutions.Willingness to challenge the status quo, when appropriate, and consider change.An openness to others’ ideas with a willingness to adapt.Confidence / assertivenessWillingness to express needs, views and feelings clearly, confiden…

What do we mean by skills?

When you are applying for any type of job or course, you will be expected to demonstrate that you have a wide range of skills, personal attributes and knowledge, as well as academic abilities and other experience. The exact requirements will vary according to the particular post or course. When writing an application form or CV (resume), you should emphasis the capabilities you possess which match those sought by the employer or admissions tutor. Hence, it is important that you understand what you have to offer and can demonstrate your capabilities by giving examples of where, and how, you have used them already. Transferable and knowledge-based skillsWe all possess a different mix of skills, gained from different settings. You may have heard the phrase ‘transferable skills’. These are so-called because they may be developed in one setting but can then be used, or transferred, into another role. For example, you might have gained team working skills from playing football or hockey which…

TIPS: Before applying for jobs or courses, you should be sure of the type of job that you are interested in or the subject area that you wish to study.

Making a start

Once you are clear about the area of work or course of study that you wish to pursue, you can start to prepare an effective application. Key elements of preparation include understanding what you have to offer, finding out what the employer or admissions tutor is looking for in a candidate by researching the job or course, and matching what you offer to what they want, so that your application or CV is targeted to their requirements. You also need to find out more about what the organization does so that you can say not only why you want to pursue that type of job or course, but also why you’d like to work or study there. You need to use the sections of your application form or CV to describe examples from your life experiences, which act as evidence of your capabilities and demonstrate your motivation. To do this most effectively, the text you write needs to persuade the reader that these were significant experiences, hence you need to think and write positively about the…

FREE ONLINE COURSE Logical and Critical Thinking

Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.

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ABOUT THE COURSEWe are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically. Improve your logical and critical thinking skillsEven though we’re called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time, most of us are not that good at it. This free online course aims to help you develop and improve these skills. You’ll learn how to: identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs;recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments;use basic logical tools to analyse arguments;and apply those tools in areas including …


Explore the role of technology and data in cities, and learn how you can participate in the creation of smart cities.

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ABOUT THE COURSECities are incubators of innovation and opportunities but they also face great challenges such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and inequality. How can smart cities address these challenges and become more resilient? And what role will people play in the design and planning of our smart cities? This free online course will help you to navigate your own path through the complex landscape of smart cities. You’ll hear from smart city innovators and entrepreneurs, city leaders, communities and business, connecting with learners from around the world to reflect on issues facing smart cities of different sizes and situations. You’ll explore what it’s like to live in a smart city, the role of systems thinking, living labs, open data, crowdsourcing and roadmaps. You’ll debate challenges of privacy, ethics and security, and weigh up the value…

FREE ONLINE COURSE Economics of Crime

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Learn how economic analyses can help us better understand crime problems that we face.

ABOUT THE COURSECrime is one of the most important domestic policy issues for any country, and interest in public safety has only grown stronger in recent years. This course will introduce you to an economic model of crime - exploring policies on crime and motivations for committing crimes all within the context of economics. Understand the rational choice framework and the choices behind committing crimesOn this course you’ll learn about the key determinants of criminal choice such as motivation, deterrence, and punishment. Under the rational choice framework potential criminals are more likely to participate in illegitimate activities when the expected gains are greater and the expected losses smaller. You’ll see how this framework can be applied in various topics in crime research, and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Learn about criminal policyWe’ll also be examining the po…

FREE ONLINE COURSE A Beginner's Guide to Writing in English for University Study

Learn how to use English for study at university or college and develop your writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.  Join now – just started. Visit futurelearn for more.

ABOUT THE COURSEIf you’re interested in studying at university or college in an English-speaking country, you’ll need to learn how to write using academic English. Academic writing can be very different from other types of English writing you may have done in the past. We have developed this course to help you learn the basics of academic writing and develop your English skills for study in the UK, US, Australia or other countries where English is used. This course will provide you with a brief introduction to academic writing, enabling you to gain an awareness and understanding of some key features of this kind of writing. You’ll learn using a mix of video, on-screen examples, discussions, and quizzes. You will develop some proficiency in a few key areas of ‘academic’ grammar, learn about the stages in essay writing, a…

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A JOURNEY WITH PURPOSE Getting the Most from This Book

This is more than a book; it is a guide to a 40-day spiritual journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life's most important question: What on earth am I here for? By the end of this journey you will know God's purpose for your life and will understand the big picture-how all the pieces of your life fit together. Having this perspective will reduce your stress, simplify your decisions, increase your satisfaction, and, most important, prepare you for eternity.

Today the average life span is 25,550 days. That's how long you will live if you are typical. Don't you think it would be a wise use of time to set aside 40 of those days to figure out what God wants you to do with the rest of them?

The Bible is clear that God considers 40 days a spiritually significant time period.

Whenever God wanted to prepare someone for his purposes, he took 40 days:

􀁸 Noah's life was transformed by 40 days of rain.

􀁸 Moses was transformed by 40 days on …

Purpose Driven Life

This book is dedicated to you. Before you were born, God planned this moment in your life. It is no accident that you are holding this book. God longs for you to discover the life he created you to live-here on earth, and forever in eternity It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ, ... he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.
Ephesians 1:11 (Msg)

I am grateful to the hundreds of writers and teachers, both classical and contemporary, who have shaped my life and helped me learn these truths. I thank God and you for the privilege of sharing them with you.

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Sway’s stylish answer to quality homes

A stunning selection of spacious homes are now available to buy at Marryat Grange; a collection of just five properties sitting within an established village in the rolling countryside of the New Forest. Addressing the requirement for quality housing in the area, luxury housebuilder Antler Homes has gone one step further, integrating its bespoke designs and high standard of finish to five new family homes off Westbeams Road in the vibrant village of Sway. The collection comprises four three-bedroom semi-detached properties and one detached five-bedroom house, all of which are built to a high specification and enjoy their own private garage and driveway. The homes are each set over three-floors and enjoy a large living area, separate utility and en-suite facilities to the master-bedroom, while the five-bedroom house boasts en-suites to both the master bedroom and bedroom two on the second floor. Each home has been individually designed to reflect the character of the area and compleme…


About thirty years ago, I noticed a little phrase in Acts 13:36 that forever altered the direction of my life. It was only seven words but, like the stamp of a searing hot branding iron, my life was permanently marked by these words: "David served God's purpose in his generation." Now I understood why God called David "a man after my own heart." David dedicated his life to fulfilling God's purposes on earth.

There is no greater epitaph than that statement! Imagine it chiseled on your tombstone: That you served God's purpose in your generation. My prayer is that people will be able to say that about me when I die. It is also my prayer that people will say it about you, too. That is why I wrote this book for you.
This phrase is the ultimate definition of a life well lived. You do the eternal and timeless (God's purpose) in a contemporary and timely way (in your generation). That is what the purpose-driven life is all about. Neither past nor future ge…

Focus on God's purposes for your life

Focus on God's purposes for your life, not your plans, since that's what will last forever. I once heard the suggestion that you develop your life purpose statement based on what you would like other people to say about you at your funeral. Imagine your perfect eulogy, then build your statement on that. Frankly, that's a bad plan. At the end of your life it isn't going to matter at all what other people say about you. The only thing that will matter is what God says about you. The Bible says, "Our purpose is to please God, not people."

One day God will review your answers to these life questions. Did you put Jesus at the center of your life? Did you develop his character? Did you devote your life to serving others? Did you communicate his message and fulfill his mission? Did you love and participate in his family? These are the only issues that will count. As Paul said, "Our goal is to measure up to God's plan for us."

#KingSolomon advised

In addition to writing a detailed life purpose statement, it is also helpful to have a shorter statement or slogan that summarizes the five purposes for your life in a way that's memorable and inspires you. Then you can remind yourself daily. Solomon advised, "It will be good to keep these things in mind so that you are ready to repeat them." Here are a few examples:

"My life purpose is to worship Christ with my heart, serve him with my shape, fellowship with his family, grow like him in character, and fulfill his mission in the world so he receives glory."

􀁸 "My life purpose is to be a member of Christ's family, a model of his character, a minister of his grace, a messenger of his word, and a magnifier of his glory."

􀁸 "My life purpose is to love Christ, grow in Christ, share Christ, and serve Christ through his church, and to lead my family and others to do the same.

􀁸 "My life purpose is to make a great commitment to the Great Com…

my 5th greatest question

What will be the community of my life? This is the question of fellowship. How will you demonstrate your commitment to other believers and connection to the family of God? Where will you practice the "one another" commands with other Christians? To which church family will you be joined as a functioning member? The more you mature, the more you will love the Body of Christ and want to sacrifice for it. The Bible says, "Christ loved the church and gave his life for it." You should include an expression of your love for God's church in your statement.

As you consider your answers to these questions, include any Scriptures that speak to you about each of these purposes. There are many in this book. It may take you weeks or months to craft your life purpose statement just the way you want it. Pray, think about it, talk with close friends, and reflect on Scripture. You may go through several rewrites before you get to your final form. Even then, you will probably ma…

3rd & 4th greatest question

3. What will be the contribution of my life? This is the question of service. What will be your ministry in the Body of Christ? Knowing your combination of spiritual gifts, heart, abilities, personality, and experiences (SHAPE), what would be your best role in the family of God? How can you make a difference? Is there a specific group in the Body that I am shaped to serve? Paul pointed out two wonderful benefits when you fulfill your ministry: "This service you perform not only meets the needs of God's people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God." While you are shaped to serve others, even Jesus didn't meet the needs of everyone while on earth. You have to choose whom you can best help, based on your shape. You need to ask, "Who do I have a desire to help most?" Jesus said, "I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last." Each of us bears different fruit.

4. What will be the communication of my life? This is t…



1. What will be the center of my life? This is the question of worship. Who are you going to live for? What are you going to build your life around? You can center your life around your career, your family, a sport or hobby, money, having fun, or many other activities. These are all good things, but they don't belong at the center of your life. None is strong enough to hold you together when life starts breaking apart. You need an unshakable center.
King Asa told the people of Judah to "center their lives in God.' Actually, whatever is at the center of your life is your god. When you committed your life to Christ, he moved into the center, but you must keep him there through worship. Paul says, "I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts."
How do you know when God is at the center of your life? When God's at the center, you worship. When he's not, you worry. Worry is the warning light that God has been shoved to the sideline. The mo…


It's a statement that summarizes God's purposes for your life. In your own words you affirm your commitment to God's five purposes for your life. A purpose statement is not a list of goals. Goals are temporary; purposes are eternal. The Bible says, "His plans endure forever; his purposes last eternally."

It's a statement that points the direction of your life. Writing down your purposes on paper will force you to think specifically about the path of your life. The Bible says, "Know where you are headed, and you will stay on solid ground." A life purpose statement not only spells out what you intend to do with your time, life, and money, but also implies what you aren't going to do. Proverbs says, "An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions."

It's a statement that defines "success" for you. It states what you believe is important, not what the world says is important. It clarifies you…