Since I stopped blogging I’ve really fallen in love with Twitter. Firstly, it was for the networking opportunities. In the business I’m in (photography & design), networking is one of the most essential ingredients to success: your contacts are the people you rely on to make things happen. Continue reading Why I changed my mind about Twitter
In such a competitive world where people’s judgement rule others minds, it can be difficult to find a place that you feel you comfortably fit in, let alone be proud of your own achievements. We are hurtled into an environment where, instantly, we are compared against others. We are growing up to believe that we should be comparing ourselves to others – because that’s all we’ve ever known. They say that competition is healthy, but at what point does it become damaging?
The job market is one that is being aimed at an increasingly younger generation – in the UK, you are expected at the age of thirteen to make decision that will affect the rest of your life, or at the very least your academic career. Likewise, it is a market that has gone global and is constantly becoming more and more competitive. In order to succeed in such a market, you need an array of things:
- Qualifications. Whilst these aren’t essential, a huge focus is definitely put on them in this day and age and they are certainly useful.
- Experience. Ironically, to get experience, experience must be had. This is one of the most controversial aspects of the current job market.
- Nurture. Nurturing your skills is essential – ultimately, you have to be the best of the best to succeed in most fields and niches.
The Artemis Arts Centre
The Artemis Arts Centre is a project started by a group of eleven 16 year olds (of which I am one). We see it as a real opportunity to create a community area to use which helps locals to reconnect with not only each other but the creative talent the community shelters. Encompassing all performing and creative arts in a relaxed, natural and safe environment, we aim to create a centre in nature, made by nature.
We have many ideas for this area already and the support we’ve been shown already is astounding. Within the first 36 hours of starting our project, we passed 200 likes on our Facebook page and this figure is still increasing. Continue reading Youth Opportunity