Reasons why Hospitality Jobs are Great

Reasons why Hospitality Jobs are Great

Jobs in the hospitality sector are becoming more popular as the years go by for good reason. In this sector people are finding a job that pushes them and grows them as professionals constantly, therefore making it one of the more rewarding jobs to get in recent years. Here are some of the reasons why jobs in the Hospitality sector are great:

Make People’s Day’s Great

If you have always had an inkling for a job that will benefit the people coming to you, where everything you do is going to make their day better, a job in the Hospitality sector is the prime candidate for that feeling. No matter what you do as either a concierge, a kitchen porter to even being the manager, doing a good job here will guarantee the satisfaction of making someone’s day better.

 Bolsters Creativity

Not only is this industry known for being people oriented. This industry is also known for pushing creativity. It gives you the tools and the sandbox to be able to come up with new ways to make your customers satisfied with your service. If you know you want to come up with those new ways, a job in this field is for you.

Opens a door to the entire world

The beauty of this industry is that pretty much every country in the world has a need for it. So many countries have made tourism a big pillar of their economy, and the need for people to work on it is always in high demand. If you have always had an inkling on serving in the hospitality industry and also craves to see the entire world, this industry gives you the gateway to find a job pretty much everywhere.

Work outside the norm

This is an industry that rewards taking responsibility even if its not yours to begin with. This is an industry that is not stuck to a boring 9 to 5 schedule. This is an industry that shows you a clear pathway for success. If you want to be part of something that operates outside of established parameters and goes with the flow with what is needed at a certain time, you will be guaranteed a job that keeps you on your toes and never falls on a rut.

C3S Business Schools offers a wide variety of programs for people interested in the hospitality sector. For more information, click here.

Making a Major Career Decision: Questions to Consider

Making a Major Career Decision: Questions to Consider

Sometimes in life, you’ll find yourself at a crossroads where you will contemplate to make some changes for your life. That often manifests in different ways, but the one that can create the most stress in someone’s life is the idea of making a career change. Doing something to change something so intrinsically tied to someone’s livelihood can create so much doubt and uncertainty. At the same time, a proper move can also be a source of anticipation and excitement.

In order to make sure that making such a monumental decision goes right, here are some of the questions to ask yourself before you make such a decision:

Know your non-negotiables

In life, someone always has to figure out things that they will not be willing to compromise on; the so-called “non-negotiables”. These are the things that help ground and control your life from outside things and are a good indicator of how an external change can co-exist or even jeopardize those “non-negotiables”. When making a career change, if you notice that it will be a job that will increase some pay but add like, an hour to the commute and cut off from other things in your life, it is something you can consider when you’re weighing the pros and cons of an opportunity. Thinking of your non-negotiables can help prevent you from making a decision you will regret down the line.

Know the “why” of your decision

Before making any big decision, it is always important and smart to ask yourself the most important question of all: “Why?” By asking for the “why”, it will allow you to search deeper within you and ask questions that go beyond surface reasons like “greater pay” or “a new opportunity”. If it’s for a pay raise, ask yourself why you want that pay raise. Is it strictly to earn more? Is it because you want the ability to afford a nicer place? Is it because you want to provide more for your family? Is it because you want to have more expendable income? It could be any one of these questions and weighing your options like these can make you be sure of why you’re willing to change course.

Know the changes you’ll have to make

Making a major career decision can’t be taken lightly. There are so many changes that can happen by accepting a new position. You always have to think about what you’ll need to change to make things happen and what will change as a result of the new career. There are so many factors to consider, both internal and external, that a change can’t come if you don’t consider them. Think of all the best-case and worst-case scenarios that could affect you in the short term and the long term before making this decision. As long as you have put some thought to every element that comes from taking this career change, take a leap.

How to Understand the Levels of Qualifications

How to Understand the Levels of Qualifications

C3S Business School uses a range of UK qualification which are given by recognized awarding bodies ( CTH, OTHM). The available qualifications can be academic, vocational or skills-related and are grouped into 7 levels. But one may ask themselves: what does the different Level of Qualifications mean? Our qualifications are made up of the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) rules which provides flexible ways to get a qualification.

C3S offers different levels of qualifications from level 3 to level 7. Here is what the different levels mean, and the programs that go with it:

Level 3

A level, Fundation

Under a Level 3 qualification you find AS and A levels, advanced apprenticeship.

Someone with a Level 3 diploma means they have the ability to gain or apply a range of knowledge, skills and understanding at a detailed level. This diploma is appropriate for anyone starting off their career, with a plan to go to a university or have work experience on the designated desired field.

C3S Business School offers: CTH Foundation Diploma L3 in Tourism and Hospitality Management.

 Level 4

Certificate of higher education

In this level you find NVQ’s, BTEC Professional diplomas, certificates and awards, HNC’s, Certificates of Higher Education and Higher apprenticeship.

Someone at this level is considered a specialist learning, involving detailed analysis of a high level of information and knowledge in an area of work or study, suitable for a more advanced audience, working in technical and professional jobs, and/or managing and developing others.

C3S Business School offers a CTH L4 Diplomas and advanced Diploma in Tourism Management and OTHM L4 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 5

Diploma of higher education, Foundation Degree

In this level you find HNDs, NVQs, BTEC Professional diplomas, Certificates and awards, Foundation degrees and Diplomas of higher education (DipHE).

Someone at this level has the ability to increase the depth of knowledge and understanding of an area of work or study, so they can respond to complex problems and situations. The diploma also involves high level of work expertise and competence in managing and training others.

It is also suitable for people working as higher-grade technicians, professionals or managers.

C3S Business School offers OTHM L5 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 6

Bachelor’s Degree

In this level you find bachelor’s degrees, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education,

Graduate diplomas, BTEC Advanced Professional diplomas, certificates and awards and degree apprenticeship.

Someone at this level is a specialist with high-level knowledge of an area of work or study that allows them to use their own ideas and research in response to complex problems and situations. It is suitable for people working as knowledge-based professionals or in professional management positions.

The completion of a level 4, 5 and 6 may progress into a Top Up year which will grant the student the possibility of a Bachelors Diploma.

C3S Business School offers OTHM L6 Diplomas in Tourism and Hospitality Management and Business Management.

 Level 7

Master’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma

In this level you find Master’s degrees, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Advanced Professional diplomas.

Someone at this level is someone considered to be highly developed with complex levels of knowledge, enabling them to develop original responses to complicated and unpredictable problems and situations. Suitable for senior professionals and managers.

The completion of a level 7 a may progress into a Top Up year which will grant the student the possibility of a Master’s Diploma.

C3S Business School offers OTML L7 Diplomas is Data Science and Business Analytics, Strategic Leadership and Management, Digital Marketing and Social Media, Health and Social Care and a CHICHESTER Diploma L7 in International Business Relations

Your Resume: What to keep and what to ditch

Your Resume: What to keep and what to ditch

You only get a chance to make a first impression. It is something that can happen in many different ways, whether in person or as part of your written work. One of the ways that you can make an impression that could determine a lot for you is your resume.

There will always be the desire to put as much in your resume as you can to make it seem like there’s a lot to be said about you. Despite that impulse, sometimes the most effective way to make an impression is to make sure that what it says is impactful on its own without the need of fluff. For some, less is more.

Here are some of the things you should keep in your resume, and some of the things you can leave out:

Leave your professional reference out of the resume.

Part and parcel of applying for a job is being able to include professional references that will be able to corroborate your prior experience. While they are important, it is important to know that they shouldn’t be part of your resume document. Keep the references on a separate document so you don’t bloat your resume itself. This way, you show restraint and you have your references ready for whenever they’re asked from you.

Unless your industry requires it, leave your GPA out.

This will vary depending on the kind of industry you are trying to pursue. Some will care about your academic achievements, while others care more about your work experience. This one will depend on you. If you want to goose your resume with your GPA, make sure it is a high one. If not, leave it out, and make sure your work experience speaks for itself.

Keep company descriptions in your resume if they’re obscure.

This one will vary depending on your work experience. If your resume includes work experience in a very well-known company, don’t bother writing a description about said company. Now, if you’ve worked at a company whose work is not well-known, keep a description. That way your employer gets some knowledge of something obscure and will appreciate when you don’t write about something obvious.

Include high impact points in your work experience

Keeping with the theme of strong but concise, this one will be of most benefit for you. This is where you can boil down your work experience to the most important and impactful things you’ve done at these places. People don’t want or need to know about the nitty gritty. Just give them brief points of the strong work you did at a certain place.

Doing all of this will keep your resume potentially all in one page, and there’s a higher chance a hiring manager will take time to read it. The easier you make their jobs, the better chance you get.

Careers in Data Science and Business Analytics

Careers in Data Science and Business Analytics

Due to our more interconnected society, the world’s economy has been leaning more and more towards analytics these days. Companies have been collecting data for many years now, and there is a huge demand for the so called “data scientists” (people with a knowledge mix of mathematicians, trend-spotters and computer scientists). These people are the ones that decipher large volumes of data and carry out analysis to find trends in the data and gain deeper insight into what it means.

As a data scientist, there are many career roles someone can serve. Data scientists can be:

Business Intelligence Analyst

A BI analyst uses data to help figure out market and business trends by analyzing data to develop a clearer picture of where the company stands.

Data Mining Engineer

A data mining engineer examines not only the data for their own business but also that of third parties. In addition to analyzing data, they will create sophisticated algorithms to help analyze the data further.

Data Architect

Data architects work closely with users, system designers, and developers to create blueprints that data management systems use to centralize, integrate, maintain, and protect data sources.

Data Scientist

Data scientists begin by translating a business case into an analytics agenda, developing hypotheses, and understanding data—as well as exploring patterns to measure what impact they will have on businesses. They also find and choose algorithms to help further analyze data. They use business analytics to not only explain what effect the data is going to have on a company in the future but can also help devise solutions that will help the company to move forward.

Senior Data Scientist

A senior data scientist can anticipate what a business’s future needs will be. Apart from gathering data, they also analyze it thoroughly in order to resolve highly complex business problems efficiently. Through their experience, they can not only design but drive forward the creation of new standards, as well as create ways to use statistical data, and also develop tools to help further analyze the data.

At C3S, you can get started in a career of data science with a Level 7 Diploma in Data Science and Business Analytics. For more information, click here.

Reasons to Study Business Management

Reasons to Study Business Management

This day and age, for everyone interested in ever engaging in the world of business and specially managing one, “Business Management” is an ideal choice to pursue to fast-track someone’s career or learn more about the realities of starting or managing a business. This career helps someone explore the different facets of management within the business realm, including things like finance, communication and marketing. While there is anecdotal evidence of people that have succeeded doing business without proper knowledge, the truth of the matter is that the likelihood for success rises up if someone learns these skills beforehand.

Here are the reasons why someone should consider studying Business Management:

Enhance your work experience

Anecdotally, there have been some business that have thrived just on the trial by fire knowledge of owners/workers learning as they go. Most of these businesses have found success, while others crash and burn rather quickly. The truth is, the few exceptions can’t overshadow the fact that the likelihood of success augments as soon as you learn more through Business Management courses. Learning theory, development, strategies and insights will always enhance your work experience.

Learning ways to keep up with everchanging technology

One of the most important aspects of life is always having a student mentality even outside school. With the advent of technology becoming the heart and soul of how some businesses operate, specially with how those technologies evolve faster than people may want them to, learning strategies so you can adapt your business to move forward while things are changing will keep your business relevant. Preventing your business to get stuck in something outdated is a surefire way to keep it successful. Studying “Business Management” will train your mind to adapt.

Get valuable insight from peers and mentors

The truth of the matter is, we’ll always find something of value from peers and mentors that are walking the same career path that we are. While you are studying “Business Management”, you will always run into people you can learn a lot from, and the things you learn from them may just prove critical for the ultimate success of your future business. The most successful business managers in the world didn’t learn things by themselves, so neither should you.

At C3S, we offer different levels of diplomas for Business Management for the students interested in the knowledge that will make their future businesses successful ventures. For more on our programs, click here.

What you can become with a Diploma in Data and Science Analytics

What you can become with a Diploma in Data and Science Analytics

In a world that is becoming more focused around information technology, becoming proficient in Data Science and Big Data is kind of a hot topic lately. Directly connected to data analysis and business intelligence, the knowledge and skills someone learns through Data Science and Big Data are of incredible value in today’s job market.

Because of its high demand in today’s market, there are many ways to become embroiled in the world of Data Science and Big Data. Many schools offer a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Data and Science Analytics. With that said, the high demand of people in this field has led to the legitimization of working in the sector through a diploma.

One of the newest additions to C3S’ curriculum is an OTHM Diploma L7 in Data an Science Analytics which can lead anyone to get their foot through the door in the Data Science and Big Data sector. If you want to find a job in the sector but can’t commit entirely to a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the area, the diploma is a great starting point. Here are some of the jobs available in this field:

Statistician

As a statistician, you will have to extract data from data bases through various statistical methods and tests. One you do that, you’ll have to make sure of the quality and the validity of the information you extract from these gathered sources.  A Statistician job can lead you to work for national governments, local authorities, consulting and reporting companies, market research companies and research institutes.

Business intelligence reporting professional

Through this job, you can do market research or generate various reports from structured data. BI specialists will use SQL, machine language and statistical tools to comprise reports and analysis and send all the data to their management team. This line of work can lead you to work for tech companies, financial companies, consulting and reporting companies.

Data Mining or Big Data Engineer

With this job, you will collect and analyze big loads of data, sometimes form unstructured information and you’ll also be responsible for building and maintaining the software infrastructure of whatever program you’re working with in the specific company you are employed. This job can give you a position at tech, entertainment, retail and trade companies.

Program/Project Manager

Your job will be to influence business decisions after using and evaluating the data and insights provided by the main operational departments of a company. You’ll deal with planning, making sure the work meets the required standards established by your budget. A project manager will usually need to have knowledge of statistics. Most companies need a program/project manager, so you’ll potentially find a job in any company looking for one.

For more information on the diploma by C3S, click here.

Reasons to consider a career in social care in 2019

Reasons to consider a career in social care in 2019

One of the new additions to the C3S catalogue is an OTHM L7 Health and Social Care Full Time Diploma. For people interested in pursuing something in Health and Social Care, this is a good option to get their feet through the door in this area. Health and Social Care related to services that are available from health and social care providers. Health and Social Care is a generic term used to refer to the whole of the healthcare provision infrastructure, public and private sector.

Health and Social Care combines elements of sociology, biology, nutrition, law and ethics. Students that pursue a career in this area usually have a work placement alongside their academic studies. Placement will take place in a nursery, residential home, hospital, or other caring establishment. Others may take a health and social care course as a route to further qualifications hoping that it will lead to employment within this industry,

Depending on the qualifications, students of Health and Social care may start off as care assistants and develop care pathways to become doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, counselors, social workers, paramedics or other occupations.

If all of this sounds interesting, here are other reasons that may push you over the edge:

If you have the right values, you’ll find a job

There are hundreds of different jobs in adult social care. You can work in a direct care role, management, administration or something ancillary like a kitchen or domestic role. You can have these roles in the workplaces mentioned above.

You’ll make a massive difference to someone’s life.

This line of work will have your work with different people with special needs like physical disability, learning disabilities/autism, dementia, people recovering from an accident, etc. Whoever you work with, you have the potential to make a big impact in these people. That’s usually the most appealing thing from working in these sectors. If that is you, this is for you.

For more on the Health and Social Care Diploma, click here.

Software Innovations: The Key for a Company’s Longterm Success

Software Innovations: The Key for a Company’s Longterm Success

Over the past few months, we have mentioned how technology has taken over in the day to day processes of many companies. Companies that refuse to adapt to the new technologies that help with effectiveness are left in the dust, while the companies that embrace those technologies are the ones that people from the outside see innovating and thriving. We live in a world where technology has become so ingrained in our society, it’d be a fool’s errand to not accept that and embrace it.

The way companies can find innovation and potential success is through constant development, and it is through that development that they see things like Software Innovations. The cool thing about technology is that it’s a thing that is always in a state of flux. Whatever is currently working in the moment can easily be supplanted by something that can make workflow easier and more user friendly. All of this is done through constant iteration, which allows for constant innovation. Technology never stays stagnant, which is what makes companies that delve into the world of software development stay competitive and relevant every day.

Software innovations can lead to great longterm success of a company not just in their output, but also the workflow. It is well known by many that there are some companies that sometimes refuse to update their work systems either from straight up stubbornness or from an investment perspective. Most of these companies invested early on in technology to get a company going, and some decide that initial investment is enough as is. Unfortunately, because technology is one that’s always fast evolving, it is not smart this day and age to remain with an old, very specific version of a technology program where a better version is available.

While some companies see that investment as wasted money, the truth is that investing on keeping technology up to date can make the workflow of the entire workplace be better. When there is better workflow, there’s better work results, and companies that wish to remain competitive in this day and age need to swallow the pride and continue to invest on updating the technology.

Back in the day, it was easier to justify not updating technology because it wasn’t as ingrained in the day to day life as it is now. Now, technology has taken over, and if a company wants to be the best they can be, they have to embrace technology