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Month: August 2018

Gina Johnson-Hirt: The skills I learned at Lincoln College have been invaluable,” says Leisure and Cultural Services Officer

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Gina Johnson-Hirt studied her GNVQ in Advanced Leisure and Tourism at Lincoln College. Her qualification propelled her into her industry and she has now gained a position as a Leisure and Cultural Services Officer at the North Kesteven District Council.   “I have always wanted to work within the leisure and tourism industry as it [Read more…]

Which UK cities are best for these popular career choices?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

If you live in the capital and are considering a move, or are one of the 57million people living outside of London who want to work in some of the most exciting industries the UK has to offer, here are some of the best UK cities to live and work in.   City: Bristol Industry: [Read more…]

Which of these popular productivity hacks will work for you?

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Different productivity techniques work for different people. Here are some of the most effective ways to tick things off your to-do list and find some time in your busy schedule – which one works best for you?   Use an app   Using technology in the right way can help you to organise your busy [Read more…]

What is a ‘side hustle?’ And why you should have one

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Do you want to make some extra money in addition to your regular income? A side hustle is a term used to describe turning your passion into a part-time business alongside your day job.   According to entrepreneur.com, around 35% of millennials have some sort of side business. https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/230431   There are several great reasons [Read more…]

Three tips for writing your speculative job application

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

A speculative job application is where a person looking for a job sends an application to a company without a job actually being advertised. It can be a highly effective way of getting jobs, internships and work experience placements that either haven’t been advertised yet, or won’t ever be advertised.   Why would a company [Read more…]

Best short courses for your career

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Gaining new skills and qualifications throughout your career can bring huge benefits, such as career progression, a higher salary and improvements in your general job satisfaction. Here is a round up of the best short professional courses you can take at Lincoln College to benefit your career, no matter what stage you’re at. Introduction to [Read more…]

How to spot an email phishing scam

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Phishing is an online attack with the goal of tricking people into giving up their personal information via deceptive emails and websites. The most common ways in which hackers try to do this are:   1. Encourage the target to click on a link or download an attachment containing malicious software that can infect your [Read more…]

A to Z of Tech (Q-S)

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The world of tech can be a confusing place full of complicated terms and theories. Are you new to the world of tech? Or do you just want to be informed about what’s going on? After all, advances in technology affect all of us.   This is the latest article in a series where we [Read more…]

Lincoln College present funds to local charities

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Lincoln College Group officially handed over cheques to local charities which takes the college’s Pink Ribbon Campaign total to £76,000. The internal staff initiative that was originally set up in 2006 following a college staff members breast cancer diagnosis has continued to grow with many local charities benefitting from fund raising. Cheques were presented to [Read more…]