Stefano Ricci is in his first year of the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services Degree at the Jersey International Business School (JIBS) University Centre.
During my time studying the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree with the Jersey International Business School University Centre, I have learnt a lot more than I thought I would considering I have worked in the Trust & Company sector of the finance industry for the last decade and hold the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management.
In the short time I have been here (6 months), I have learnt how to carry out PESTLE and SWOT analysis and now look at the bigger picture when analysing and thinking of business opportunities. I have learnt a lot on Management Theory and Organisational Behaviour, and I can clearly see how these courses will be very useful with my career in the future, and how I can carry these new skills forward with me.
Niall Larkin is in his first year of the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services Degree at the Jersey International Business School (JIBS) University Centre. He also applied for the work support programme with RBS International in support of the degree, and was successful in passing their rigorous interview process in order to be one of the two students invited to take their first step in a career in finance with structured, paid work experience.
Working at RBS International over the last six months has been fantastic, as I am learning so much from my colleagues and participating in a number of varied and interesting projects. The skills I am learning through the placement are valuable to my future career path as they can be transferred into different areas of any business.
In a word, YES! We know that low self-esteem detracts from learning, as do bad study habits, the absence of reward, lack of motivation, and fear. However, hypnotherapy can help establish or reprogram effective personal learning habits, boost self-esteem, relieve stress and create motivation, all of which can result in enhanced learning and improved memory.
Can you tell me more about the human memory?
Humans possess three types of memory:
Memory of words, ideas and concepts: The most vital yet the least retentive type of memory and perhaps the most complex.
Sensory memory: Functions like feeling, seeing, tasting, smelling and hearing.
Motor skill memory: Remembering how to perform physical activities, like driving a car, riding a bike, swimming, etc.
Chris Usher, Commercial Director, explains how Jersey International Business School can help you get your CPD hours, in an interesting and convenient way.
The aim of our new Anti-Money Laundering CPD Series is to provide practical and relevant CPD in a lively format. The topics covered are crucial for building and maintaining your knowledge in today’s fast moving environment.
Your brain is an incredibly complex structure; it’s made up of billions of neurons whose structural integrity is paramount to its function and health. An adult brain represents only 2% of total body weight and yet is the most energy hungry organ in the body needing a constant supply of fuel. The brain doesn’t have its own energy or nutrient stores so requires constant nourishment otherwise we suffer side effects such as lack of concentration and energy slumps amongst others.
How you feel and think is directly affected by the foods you choose to eat. Eating the right foods has been proven to boost IQ, improve concentration, memory, focus, mood and even emotional stability. Your brain essentially requires two main components, glucose for energy and a wide array of nutrients, both of which will come from the food you eat and then additionally from supplements which top up the dietary shortfall.
Our goals are our incentives – whether it’s to improve career prospects, lose weight, balance the work/life ratio, get fit or clear out the spare room, your goal is your motivation.
So, Goal = Motivation = Success? Well, sometimes, but if it were as simple as that we would always achieve our goals and we all know that doesn’t always happen.
A thousand mile journey starts with the first step, as somebody very wise once said. It can be hard to gather up the motivation, or courage, to take that first step but the hardest part will be the start, once you’re over that psychological hurdle everything else will follow. That’s not to say it will all be plain sailing, but without that first step you can’t get much further!
In an earlier blog Hugh Munro very rightly identified that things are changing with respect to modern careers and employee/employer expectations of each other.
To meet today’s economic challenges, organisations find themselves, in one form or another, continually restructuring and reallocating resources in a bid to streamline, innovate and gain competitive advantage.
The upshot of this trend on careers is that the traditional route of upward progression into senior positions is no longer so readily available. As the UK’s leading institute for HR studies, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (“CIPD”), forecasts:
“Careers are more likely to be a journey across a few interesting jobs”.
There aren’t many businesses that have the capacity to implement a strategy in a completely new area so it’s not surprising that many look towards using an external resource to help with social media. But where do you start? Experts, gurus and mavens are popping out of the woodwork everywhere you look. It’s worth taking the time to choose your agency or consultant so here are my 5 tips for sorting the good from the bad.
1. Be Wary Of One Stop Shops
A lot of companies like the idea of using a creative agency for all their needs. One relationship, one briefing process and a completely integrated approach – it sounds like a perfect solution. However, this desire has led to some agencies overstretching themselves in order to keep the client happy and to maximise revenue. But how can you tell if you are getting what you pay for?
Ben Hick is in his first year of the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services Degree at the Jersey International Business School University Centre. He also applied for the work support programme with HSBC in support of the degree, and was successful in passing their rigorous interview process in order to be one of the two students invited to take their first step in a career in finance with structured, paid work experience.
As soon as the opportunity came up through JIBS to gain two years’ worth of work experience with one of the world’s largest banks, I saw it as too good an opportunity to ignore. The application process was conducted as though I was applying for a full-time role in the bank and involved a formal interview, which gave me real experience of what the interview process is like with a bank. Not everyone who applied for a place got one, but thankfully I got the job.
There was a well-structured introduction process and the first couple of weeks involved getting to know the bank itself. I had a tour of the building and sorted out all the logistics such as PC logins and security passes. I also met with lots of people and found out about their roles in the business in order to gain a clear idea of how HSBC Expat works as a whole.