Tomorrow's Life Choices

Thank you for attending Tomorrow's Life Choices at the Lighthouse. We’ve detailed below some handy links to articles and videos that we think you might find useful.

We hope you enjoyed your evening at Tomorrow’s Life Choices. We realise that you’re at the very start of your journey and may have lots of extra questions, so the Lighthouse team are always here if you want to ask us anything – simply drop us a line at rsvp@thelighthousecompany.com or access any of our profile pages here where you can find any of the team’s contact details.

1. Body Language

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

2. Personal Brand

In a session entitled ‘Brand You’ and curated by the team at Time Inc, Lighthouse founder & CEO Kathleen Saxton is joined on stage by Katie Price and industry legend Robin Wight to discuss the importance of your personal brand and how to make it work harder for you.

3. Career Zone

The site is jam-packed with extra advice on careers, interviews, Q&As etc. with specific information for searching for jobs in different sectors.

4. Find The Right Job

Ted talks are a fantastic resource and cover a huge variety of topics – this handily curated playlist brings together some of the best speaker sessions to help you find the job that is right for you. Some of our favourites are listed on the sidebar to the right.

5. Apprenticeships

Increasingly becoming an incredibly valuable opportunity for school leavers not wishing to go to university or college – visit the official Apprenticeship website or this  government guide to apprenticeships should give you all the information that you need to know.

If you’re interested in an apprenticeship within the creative, media, advertising or technology industry, the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising has developed a scheme called Creative Pioneers that has offered over 30o jobs to school leavers – you can find out all about this fantastic apprenticeship scheme here.

 

6. LinkedIn Top Tips

Over the past decade, the world of job hunting has significantly changed with the introduction of specialist platforms, with LinkedIn becoming one of the most influential. This link contains some great tips on how to set up your profile, engage with others and generally get the best out of joining LinkedIn.

7. Useful resources and information

Apprenticeships and Traineeships – official advice and information from the UK government.

notgoingtouni.co.uk – the UK’s leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. Despite the name, the site is not anti-university.

allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk – the essential springboard into the job market for school and college leavers. If you’re looking for apprenticeships or school leaver programmes, you’re in the right place!

Ten things never to do in a job interview – frank, concise and VERY important feedback.