Career Advice.

The Power of Imagination

Erica Sosna | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

What I love about improv is that it stimulate your thinking on your feet. It combines surprise and challenge and generates that wonderful experience you get from being in a choir or a sport team - or being in flow, as a team.

Seven Lessons I Learned to Become an Entrepreneur

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you always wanted to do something meaningful? Are you longing to lead a life that will really make you feel truly fulfilled? Want to build your business, or make a real change in the world? Do you know deep inside what you really wish for, and yet sense that something is holding you back? Here are seven lessons I've learned from the first year of being a solo entrepreneur.

The Value of Volunteering

James Reed | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

While there's no doubt that volunteering is a good way to give back to the community and promote a worthwhile cause, it doesn't have to be all about what you can do for others. Volunteering is also a rewarding experience for the volunteer. From learning new skills to meeting new people, there's plenty to be gained.

Career and Life Advice for Women in Tech

Sue Black | Posted 30.10.2015 | UK Tech
Sue Black

What did you want to do when you were five years old? I wanted to be a driver of a big red London bus. I thought that would be the best job in the world. As I got older my thoughts changed slightly.

Job Done? What's Next? How to Make Your Next Project Even Bigger!

Chris Ward | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

Many people spend years competing with the whole market because that's what you learn and that's how you earn a living. Nowadays that's tough, you have to either be the best or most likely, the cheapest.

Six Ways Freshers Can Get Ahead In Their Career

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ife Ade Tokan

Most of you will be leaving home for the first time. University is a unique experience to help you gain independence, set new boundaries, try new things and make new friends. As the saying goes "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." It is important to be a well-rounded student but as well as trying to bag that internship or graduate role, do not get too buried in it.

Achieve a Massive, Life Changing Goal, in Three Easy Steps

Erica Sosna | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You didn't see Picasso's first drawing or Murray's first tennis game. Any significant achievement takes time and effort and practice. It requires that we begin.

Careers Advice for Young People Needs Our Attention

Neeha Khurana | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Neeha Khurana

We recognise that if we want to keep ahead, we need to demystify the preconceptions that surround the world of work. And as responsible employees, it is our duty to help inspire and educate the next generation, so that they can make informed decisions about their futures.

A Grades Alone Won't Pave Your Way to Success

Janvi Patel | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

A level and GCSE results have now been released and the nerve-wracking wait is finally over for thousands of students around the country. As we hear ...

Five Outstanding Interview Tips

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ife Ade Tokan

For every great job there is always a face-to-face interview. Interviews can be nerve wrecking because of the unknown, which is perfectly normal. Howe...

Season's Change: My Top Tips on Owning Autumn

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

It's hard to ignore the Back to School signs in the shop windows, the dust in the streets, the yellowing of the leaves and the shift in the air as the days get shorter. Programmed by my own years at school, then again as a teacher and parent, I can never escape the rhythm of the academic year.

Career Advice I Would Give My 21-Year-Old Self

Holly Peacock | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Don't be so proud you can't bring yourself to ask for help. Take every opportunity offered to you and in the early years of your career, bite the hands off friends/connections/colleagues who offer to help you.

Top Tips for Preparing for Your First Interview

James Reed | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The interview process varies for every job - some may request a phone interview, and others a Skype interview - but most commonly, potential employers will invite you to the workplace to meet up face-to-face.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

Don't Get Swept Up in the University Frenzy, It's Not for Everyone

Luke Cutforth | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Cutforth

Thinking back to when I did my exams, the feeling of dread and worry comes flooding back. I found them unnecessarily stressful and got really frustrated because I think that exams are such a limited viewpoint into how intelligent somebody actually is.

Are You On The Brink Of Burnout?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

It's that brutal 3pm energy crash that renders you a sugar junkie. The annoying inability to sleep despite exhaustion. Mood swings that your nearest and dearest bear the brunt of. An increasing need for an evening tipple. Apathy for your latest project. Apathy for life. These are the signs that you're heading for burnout.

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

Even the careers of our dreams can become dissatisfying. These guys have funds which allow them more choices. For them walking away knowing you have a golden egg in the bank, with the only possible downside being that you may have to sell the second weekend house in Malibu, doesn't seem the end of the world. But what can the rest of us do when we are 'just not feeling it anymore' and walking away isn't the simple option?

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.

Experience or Education: Which Is More Important?

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Kenyon

When entering the world of employment, a degree in your chosen field is fairly essential. A university level of education will be a minimum requirement when looking for a job or graduate scheme after university. But is your degree the most important part of your CV? Perhaps not.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

The Secrets of Speaking Success

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

If the idea of giving a speech or making a presentation leaves you quaking, take consolation from the fact that even the world's most charismatic professional speakers fight through a degree of nervousness.

Top Ten Acting Career Survival Tips

Paul Clayton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

Here are my top 10 survival tips for those first few years in the real world... and for quite a few years afterwards actually.

Three Pieces of Advice Modern Freelancers Need to Ignore

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In short, it's about getting up early, driving your business forward and remaining motivated. Then, in time, you'll be the one they're asking for advice.

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.