Ambition

Eight Sharp Tips to Harpoon That Dream Job

Ed O'Meara | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Jobs are horrible aren't they? What a waste of a life. Pity people who enjoy their job. They truly must have nothing. Still, while superrich psychopaths run our society you've got to play their sick, soul-destroying game. After all life comes with a monthly subscription charge, so here's how to get the job which will make everyone else think your life is great...

The Paradox of Entrepreneurial Vision

Laura Leigh Clarke | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Laura Leigh Clarke

Ever sit down at your desk to get stuff done, and then don't know where to start? Moments before your head had been spilling over with all the things you needed to square away, and yet when your computer is turned on and ready to rock.... sadly, you are not? If this happens to you, you are not alone.

Our Future in Safe Hands

Marilyn DiCara | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marilyn DiCara

I'd find myself grabbing a woollen jumper to combat the goose bumps inspired by talent shining through or when I recognised myself, some years ago, in these young people at the early stages of their careers. Talent in abundance. Ambition and drive overflowing. Desire to develop and grow. If ever there was evidence that young people are the antithesis of the lazy, lethargic stereotype in the media, this was it.

Fighting for Our place as Europe's Silicon Valley

Duncan Higgins | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It is often said that SMEs are the backbone of the economy. They're the unsung heroes, the growth drivers, who always keep our economic engine running.

Harnessing and Nurturing Talent Will Help Women Climb the Career Ladder

Donna Miller | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

There continues to be much conversation about the lack of women reaching senior leadership roles and rightly so. As a nation, despite the many and varied diversity initiatives which businesses have introduced, we still don't seem to be making much progress.

Do You Ask Yourself Enough, 'What Do I Want?'

Gina Lyons | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Ask any sports star or pop star what they want and, without hesitation, they will say a 'Gold' or 'No. 1.' They set ambitions and then go about achieving them. I'm not saying we should all want a number one song in the charts, but shouldn't we all be setting goals for ourselves? Join a gym? Learn how to cook properly? Find a hobby?

"30 Things Before I'm 30"

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

What with my hangovers taking longer, the inability to lose weight when I want, and the first grey hair on my head I found... I need a silver lining to turning 30.

It's All About Connections When It Comes to Careers - But My Students Deserve the Same Chances as Their More Privileged Peers

Zara Collis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Collis

Our students need to learn how to be in the real world and to know what's really out there in terms of potential opportunities. We want to push them to widen their horizons - literally as well as figuratively.

Soaps, Full of Booze

Gina Lyons | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gina Lyons

When Gail is visiting her son in hospital, it is Stella who suggests bringing a 'bottle' over the following day. When Chesney is feeling "a bit down", Tyrone pops is head in with eight cans of lager. Now I don't mean to sound like a miserable sod, but how many of us are guzzling back seven nights a week? If you are, please get help.

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

Adele Barlow | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.

The UK Needs Young Ambition

Jacob Fritz | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

In a media culture dominated by the ubiquitous voices of adult writers, bloggers, politicians and more it is incredibly refreshing to see a rise in the prominence of young and ambitious people, attempting to take some of the limelight, and shed it on their own important and equally interesting projects.

Busting Through the Myth of 'Follow Your Passion'

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

Had Lord Sugar been born a girl, The Apprentice might've been a very different show. "Follow your passion babes - you deserve it" and we'd see 12 ambitious young knitters, bakers and producers of vintage bunting battling it out to launch an Etsy store.

It Only Takes a Minute

Michael Hayman | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Michael Hayman

Today in the UK around 1,800 businesses will register to start trading. Put it another way, that's 75 an hour or just over one a minute. And by setting up, these young firms join the wave of entrepreneurs starting a phenomenal odyssey of adventurous independence and a life lived on their own terms.

Dreams Are Powerful, We Should Be Doing More to Encourage Young People to Follow Them

Stuart Semple | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Stuart Semple

It was with some disappointment that I recently learned that nearly two thirds of people in the UK give up on their dream career by the time they are the tender age of twenty years. Many of these people - one in four to be precise - stated that they gave up due to a lack of confidence, while 31% stated that they didn't feel they had the right skills.

Twenty Things to Do While 20

Ellie Lewis | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

I thought this year, my first year spent being in my twenties, I should try some things I've always wanted to do but never got round to doing. I feel like I should do something with my life other than my university work or nurse a hangover over the weekend but, also, to borrow from the words of so many others, to try and make the most of being young.

Ambition Has No Age Limit

Steven Fifer | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Steven Fifer

There are more than 3.5 million people between the age of 50 and 64 who are workless in the UK and for many people in this age group, redundancy and unemployment is a significant problem.

My Introduction - My Dream

Robert Mills | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Robert Mills

My design philosophy is rich, luxurious and desirable, in the sense of a woman see's it, wants it and has to have it. I want my name to associate with this feeling. I want my graduate collection to be on the same level as Haute Couture, when I design I want my clothes to be segmented with this category.

The London Children Who Are Strangers to the Capital

Dr Tony Sewell | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tony Sewell

Why doesn't this ambitious, motivated straight-As sixth-form student from one of London's inner suburbs know how to get into town, a distance of around five miles?

The #YOLO State of Mind: How This Four-Letter Acronym Can Make You or Break You!

Steven Bartlett | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK
Steven Bartlett

Every now and then, a bit of slang comes along that draws a line between young and old, in 2012, that slang term was "YOLO". For those of you who don't know; the term YOLO was popularised by US rapper Drake and it stands for "You Only Live Once".

"I'm Not a Celebrity and I Don't Think I'm Deluded, Get Me Out of Here".

Daniel Warner | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm". I read this quote the other day and immediately thought it was hilarious. Th...

Mysterious Ambition

Becci Taylor | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
Becci Taylor

Ambition may have different emphases for women, but regardless of gender, there is sense of discontented ambition to be observed in my generation, a force that is more ambiguous than a plan for our lives.

Create A Life You Want To Lead

Zoe Yates | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Style
Zoe Yates

As I entered my teenage years I tried to suppress my imagination and creativity desperately trying to 'fit in' and to be the same as all the other kids. I would often analyse every aspect of my life, doing whatever I could to blend in with the crowd.

IT and Government, What to Do?

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Two months ago I, along with other "experts", attended  a Parliamentary Working Group to answer questions about government IT projects. This was a Parliamentary group of MPs investigating the many IT failures of the government.

Returning to Oxford University 20 Years on Prompts the Question: Is Achievement Overrated?

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Katherine Baldwin

I hadn't been back to St Anne's for two decades and had avoided mailing lists. So I'd never realised some of the authors, journalists and broadcasters I most admired had slept in the same shoebox rooms and drunk in the same windowless college bar years before me.

Want to Write for Glossy Magazines? Grace Timothy Shares Her Advice

Emma Gannon | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

I decided to ask Grace Timothy about her story and careers advice for aspiring writers. Grace is a writer with an endless CV with titles such as Vogue, Glamour and Vanity Fair under her belt and years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry.