Career Advice

The Wonderful World of Laurel

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Laurel has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NME, Q Magazine and many other publications. She's had support from Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens amongst others, and charted in Billboard.com's Top 40 Emerging Artists.

Something's Got to Give: It's Surprising What You Can Find in Your Morning Coffee

Sophie Darling | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Darling

We are all told that we can find the perfect job but the reality is that with so many options many of us are confused and still in search of the holy grail of jobs. We all want a job that get's us excited, pays a decent salary, helps others and is fulfilling - but does it exist?

Four Business Lessons From Ganache Macarons: The Sweet Taste of Success

Maite Baron | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

These guys should be an inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to set up their own business doing something they love, but hasn't, maybe because they haven't wanted to borrow the funds to do it with or simply didn't know how to get sta

Seven Networking Tips That Work

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

While a nerve-wracking experience for some, networking at events can garner useful business connections, though you'll need to be equipped with more than a good handshake. I've gathered some pointers together based on experience (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the hope they will help prevent networking opportunities from feeling like the first day of school - again.

Mums and Dads Don't Think Their Kids Are Employable

Chris Jones | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

So why do parents think the education system isn't working? The majority of parents (64%) said their children are missing out on the key skills that employers want, like communication and teamwork. And over half (57%) think there's too much focus on academia. Similarly, a third of parents worry that their children can't link their education today with their future careers.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Is My Name a Brand?

Saoud Moco | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

We all carry within a set of beliefs, a set of values, aspirations about what we would do if we had unlimited time, fabulous health, strength and if money wasn't an issue. However, we rarely express them or when we do, it's often involuntary, uncontrolled and piecewise.

How To Trick Your Boss Into Giving You a Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even when you feel nothing could be more well-deserved, asking your boss for a pay rise is a daunting task. Before you take the plunge, do your ho...

Fresher's Week May Just Have Finished, But Start the Job Hunt Now

Robyn Peel | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Peel

It's the beginning of the academic year and looking for a job at the end of your degree is likely to feel a very long way off. There is a whole lot of hoops to jump through, coffee to consume and essays to write before that even gets to the top of your priority list. I totally get it. But there are things you can do now that will make that job hunt process so much easier.

Four Business Lessons From a Sound Business Case

Maite Baron | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Spurning the standard speakers that most of us are familiar with, they opt instead for what is a functional piece of art made out of vintage suitcases. With stylish personalised designs, each Bass Trunkies speaker is unique and handcrafted.

I Suck at Networking

Saoud Moco | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

Or how I almost blew my chances in 7 'faux pas'. Fresh from university, and still fresh from a different culture, the idea of networking had until th...

Can You Baby-Proof Your Career?

Marina Gask | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Caroline is passionate about empowering women to make themselves vital to their employers and their industry, so they don't end up getting sidelined on returning to work. "I help women look at how they can build their career and prove their worth long before they get pregnant so that any employer would give their right arm to keep them, even on a flexible basis.

Money Rich, Time Poor: How to Make Work a Labour of Love

Maite Baron | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

How much leisure time do we actually need? I ask the question because new research suggests that we are starting to think differently about our 'time off'.

The Domino Effect of Self-Employment

Maite Baron | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

520,000 new businesses were created in the UK last year, with nearly 73,000 of them (14%) set up by former corporate employees - as a nation we're clearly becoming increasingly entrepreneurial and maybe even recapturing something of our "bulldog spirit" when it comes to trade and innovation.

Is a 2:1 the 'Golden Ticket' to Success?

Samantha Booth | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

"What businesses tell us is that they don't trust qualifications as a whole. Of a survey of 6,000 businesses, only 45% said they were very or fairly confident of taking on a graduate."... "A lot of people have degrees now but if they got below a 2:1, I would be looking for the reasons why."

On Women and Getting Taken Seriously in the Workplace

Marina Gask | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Why can't excellent women progress in their careers in proportion to their talent? Every day, it seems, a new factor is blamed. We're too apologetic and indecisive. Or self-deprecating and cute. We lack confidence in the company of alpha males. We can't crack the 'boys club' mentality in the boardroom. Some of us over-compensate and play it super-tough or 'bossy'. What's best?

If It Matters, You'll Find a Way - Creating Healthy Boundaries

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Healthy boundaries ensure that our lives are in balance, with no one area dominating another, so we feel content, and most importantly, in control.

Improving School Careers Advice for Students

Pete Edge | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Schools often place such an emphasis on getting their students moved on to university that they neglect the members of each year group who either don't want to go to university or don't have the grades to do so.

Everyone's Going to Uni, But It's Not the Only Way Into a Career

Simon Perriton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Perriton

With GCSE and A-Level results fresh in the hands of thousands of young people in the UK this week, it's important for students and their parents to be aware of the wide spectrum of available options. University will rightly continue to be a place for generations to continue their education, but it's naive to think of it as a 'one stop shop' for getting onto the career ladder.

How to be Happy - Eight Ways to Bring Greater Happiness Into Your Life

Maite Baron | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Make the journey more important than the destination. In other words, don't automatically buy into the mantra that 'there's no gain without pain', instead allow yourself to experience the 'joy of the getting there' while also enjoying the 'here and now' too.

Why Retail Is a Great Industry to Earn and Learn In

Sir Charlie Mayfield | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sir Charlie Mayfield

Whether you are going to university or into the job market I hope you'll set out to 'earn and learn' throughout a career that will be all the more rewarding if you do. The retail industry is a good place to do that. It is often a first job for many school leavers and it's a fulfilling place to build a career, providing a lifetime of learning and opportunities.

The Economics of Happiness - Changing the System

Maite Baron | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?

Four Business Lessons From a Coffee Hot Shot

Maite Baron | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I love my coffee and like most people like it hot, something that Emily Savage-McGlynn understands well.

Escape Mediocrity: a Takeaway From China

Maite Baron | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.

The Three Unwritten Rules of Graduate Employment

Rajeeb Dey | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rajeeb Dey

With thousands of students graduating this summer I wanted to share three rules which you should and need to follow to insure that you rise above your peers and get your dream internship or secure your ideal graduate job.