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Useful Site Links

Venue Providers to MKEA
     Milton Keynes College 
           WorkabilityMK

     MKCC Conferencing
           MKCC Conferencing

Business Cards

Career Guidance and Information
www.direct.gov.uk/nextstep Skills Health Check
http://careersherpa.net
 - CareerSherpa advice on job search, careers 

www.about.com/careers - AboutCareers a huge resource library for job seeker 

www.youtern.com - YouTern job and career advice excellent for Newly Qualified Graduates

Cash Back Web Sites
CV Preparation
www.jobscan.co - Optimise your CV keywords against job description

www.wordle.net - Wordle generates “word clouds” to check prominence  


Financial Advice & Help
Christian Against Poverty A charity providing help advice and training to help manage your finances. CAP has a national network of confidential debt counselors and highly trained experts experts who will act on your behalf to reach manageable agreements with creditors.
    CAP Money Management Training
    CAP Debt Help 
 
DirectGov - Government website links
Beginners Guide to Benefits
Income Support 
Inland Revenue Website - This website provides information to help families and individuals with targeted financial support.
Inland Revenue Tax Credits
Jobseekers - A government website that provides general jobseeker information.
The Pension Service - The link page to the Direct Gov website pages about pensions
Help with health costs (You can obtain a form HC2 from post offices and chemists, this provides exemption/help with a range of health service charges.)  
Housing Benefit 
MK Citizens Advice Website 
Milton Keynes Council Passport to Leisure Application Form
Money Saving Expert TV's Martin Lewis's official website 
Budget Planner - BudgetBrain
Turn to Us Website - Turn2us is an independent charity that helps people access money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help. The site has been designed to help you navigate your way through the benefits system
 
Franchising
123 Franchising  - Franchising information and listing service
Buying a Franchise?   - Information and advice on choosing, setting up & financing a franchise.
Franchise Direct  - A franchise listing service
Franchise Show - Olympia Franchise Show 
Franchise World  -  UK franchise magazine
Job Done Marketing - Regional franchise exhibition organiser
Making Money Magazine  - UK franchise magazine
The Franchise Business - Why franchising?
The Franchise Magazine - Franchise matching service
The UK Franchise Directory - A matching service with details of over 100 franchises who pay to be listed.
Which Franchise - The official online partner of the British Franchising Association

Health & Wellbeing
CYM Health - local health & wellbeing charity that offers free online training, and books on Managing Stress & Preventing Depression , Understanding & Building Confidence , Motivation, Achievement & Challenges, The Real Benefits of Exercise , Weight Loss & Healthy Eating, How to Sleep Better! and Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety to help you recognise, prevent, deal with, and overcome these issues in life that we all face at some point and very importantly how to improve your physical and mental health.
Psychology Today - website of the publication has a vast range of articles and tools as well as a section of online tests covering health and relationships.

Interim Employment
Interim Management Association - For Agencies, but useful for ‘Professional’ Interim Managers
Association of Professional Interims - Membership organisation for individual interims
The Professional Contractors Group PCG - Professional Contractors Group Ltd
The Interim HubThe Interim Hub is a source of advice, guidance, training and business services for interim managers. Its website is the largest single source of information on the web for the entire interim management industry.

Internet Job Search
LinkedIn
10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
LinkedIn the ultimate tool for job seekers
How to use LinkedIn to Find a New Job

Recruitment Agencies & Aggregators Providing Email Alerts
www.executivesontheweb.com  Executive specialist
Miscellaneous


Planning Your Career 
www.direct.gov.uk/nextstep Skills Health Check
http://careersherpa.net
 - CareerSherpa advice on job search, careers 

www.about.com/careers - AboutCareers a huge resource library for job seeker 

www.youtern.com - YouTern job and career advice excellent for Newly Qualified Graduates

Preparing For Interviews

Psychometric and other Reasoning Tests
What types of test are there? 
http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/free/ - Covers eight areas of testing with free exercises
Assessment Day Psychometric Tests
www.psychometric-success.com
Personality Testing - a very wide range of self evaluation tests
Community BusinessBalls - Psychometric Test 
SHL Tests - Cognitive Tests
Stopgap on-line test - Psychometric Character Analysis
TalentDrain Tests - Cognitive Tests
www.jobtestprep.co.ukPreparation for In-Tray Exercises
Psychology Today - website of the publication has a vast range of articles and tools as well as a section of online tests on subjects of career, personality, IQ and others
Truity.com - assessments are based on the theory of sixteen personality types originally developed by Myers Briggs plus many others. Their 15 minute "Myers Briggs Typefinder" personality type is free a full test and many others are available but paid for.

Recruitment Industry Website
Recruitment & Employment Confederation the professional body for recruitment professionals and agencies. A must to help you find the specialists in your field. The site also has video content 

"What's it like to work as a temporary worker, freelancer, or contractor?"

Research - Tools and Site Links for Undertaking Business Research
Business File Milton Keynes - lists all businesses in this area (other local areas also available)
Dux-Soup - browser addin for use with LinkedIn
Hunter - browser addin to find email addresses
Survey Monkey - create your own online surveys



Contains a number of invaluable tools to help with salary calculations:

Starting Your Own Business
Business Link
Companies House
Federation of Small Businesses 
HMRC
Maybe Magazine
-   Maybe Magazine run 12 day courses, free to unemployed, and funded by Adult Education in Milton Keynes.  
PRIME - Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise
 -  Supporting business creation by the over 50s
www.futurelearn.com - free part-time short online training courses from some of the worlds leading training reference libraries, businesses and universities. A six course series is specifically for those starting a new business.

Training & CPD - Free online courses
www.futurelearn.com - free part-time short duration online training courses from some of the worlds leading training reference libraries, businesses and universities. A six course series is specifically for those starting a new business
The Digital Business Academy - created by Tech City UK in partnership with leading educational institutions, businesses and organisations, to give you the business skills you need to succeed in a digital world


What’s on the ‘web’, psycho.-wise? 
www.belbin.com (‘Team Role Theory’)
www.shldirect.com (used by Network Rail. Useful freebies!)
www.kenexa.com (specifically pre-employment/employment-focused)
www.mcquaig.com (‘Word Survey’ ; assesses ‘temperament’)





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Melvin Hurley,
13 Nov 2017, 12:40