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Can't Get A New Job? Here's What You're Doing Wrong...

Victoria McLean | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Trying to get a new job can sometimes seem like a Sisyphean task. Despite applying for perhaps dozens of roles, you're not getting any positive replie...

The Tech Trends You Need To Know To Land That New Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

Employers are now harnessing online technology more than ever to screen and select job applicants. As well as obviously saving time and costs, it's also a way to increase the diversity of their teams by reaching out to previously hard-to-reach pockets of the population.

Making Space

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neeha Khurana

When I returned from my summer holiday a couple of weeks ago, like many others, I felt relaxed and refreshed - but already the usual stresses are threatening to kick in!

Bloch To Blockchain, Finzi To FinTech - Changing Career Midlife

Caroline Page | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Caroline Page

The big lesson for me has been that as soon as we start to think laterally about how our skills can be redeployed in other areas of business, then a whole new world of opportunity opens up. The challenge then becomes less about re-training, and more about making that initial jump.

Top Tips For Success In The Graduate Job Market

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

It's that time of year again: leaves are falling, the football season is in full swing, school is starting, and university leavers are getting ready t...

Can't Decide About Your Career Direction? Here's How To Choose A Job That's Right For You

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Maybe you're in a job that's making you miserable or you're just bored but can't think of a fulfilling career. Maybe you've lost your job and are unsu...

September Is International Update Your Resume Month - Here's How to Make Your CV Perfect

Victoria McLean | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Do you want to get a new job, get promoted or get a pay rise? Then now's the time to dust off your CV and really get it battle ready, because it's currently the 17th annual International Update Your Resume Month.

Got A 2:2 Or Third? Don't Panic! You Don't Need A Great Degree To Get A Great Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Have you recently graduated? Did you get less than the magical '2:1 or above' demanded by so many fast-track graduate schemes? If so, it's natural to feel a bit deflated - but don't panic or despair. Instead, remember these five points:

Are You Hanging On To A Career That Is Past Its Sell By Date?

Juliette Dyke | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

Some people are more resistant to change than others, and don't want to let go of things for fear that the alternative may be worse. However, sometimes this means that they don't recognise that their current situation isn't doing them any good either.

A New Take On The Summer 'Relationship Passion' Quiz

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Claire Berg

So here we are: this special time of the year that calls for sea, sun, sand and the joy of knowing that the crucial decision of my day will be whether to go for a lemon-basil or tiramisu ice-cream. Yes, the holidays are here and I have swapped my iPhone for some sunscreen and business reports for magazines.

How To Tackle Aptitude Tests And Get That Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

If you're anything like me, once you'd completed your last exam at university, the first thing you did was thank your lucky stars you'd never have to ...

All You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

In the meantime, here's what you need to know about the latest changes to the online behemoth, which now has a massive 500million users, and which boasts that for each new connection you make, you'll expand the reach of your professional network by an average of 400 people, 100 companies and more than 500 jobs...

Coming Out Accelerated My Career Trajectory

Josh Graff | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Graff

For good or bad, the coming out process also helped me develop an amazing level of resilience. In today's ever-changing work environment, I would argue that resilience is one of the most important character traits and as a community, it's a skill that we've developed over many years pretending to be someone we're not. Now we can put that skill to great use within our professional lives in a positive and productive way.

How To Get More Out Of Your One-Hour Lunch Break

Quora | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

One hour is a long time, enough to feed your body as well as your brain. Here are some ideas:

Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Thirties?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

The idea that being 30-odd is too old to pursue your passions and dreams, even if that involves a drastic change, is ludicrous. You are not yet halfway through your life. You have survived your twenties, observed yourself change and grow, and now have a better idea of who you are and what you want than ever before.

Why It's Time To Step Up To Our Plate

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Claire Berg

Whether you work in the food industry or not, I am convinced that now is the time to step up to the plate and make dietary choices that are responsible towards our planet, healthy for our families and respectful of our local cultures and communities' needs. Bon appetit!

Didn't Get The Job? How To Deal With Interview Rejection

Victoria McLean | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria McLean

There are few things more emotionally draining than job interviews. You put in so much preparation, you put yourself on the line to try and land the role, then there's the nerve-wracking wait afterwards to find out how you've done which is even more stressful.

Don't Drift: Why Every Millennial Needs A Career Strategy

Jane Barrett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Barrett

You might be considering whether to go to University, you might be starting your first job out of University or you might be considering your next car...

Former White House Social Innovation Director's Advice On How To Start A Social Business

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK

If there’s anyone who can talk about social business it’s Sonal Shah. The Mumbai-born American economist served as the director of the office of s...

How To Nail That All-Important Job Interview

Victoria McLean | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've crafted the perfect CV and cover letter and now you've managed to land a job interview. Congratulations! But having got this far in the journ...

Graduates - Why You Need The 'STAR' Technique For Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've spent three years (or more) studying, your degree's done, your CV's sparkling and you've landed your first job interview in your post-graduation life.

10 Things Motherhood Taught Me About My Career

Soozi Baggs | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents
Soozi Baggs

The person I was before I got pregnant, the one I was while I was pregnant, and the one I have become as a mother, are all different. By which I don't mean that I've lost my identity or changed beyond recognition but just that my dreams, hopes, priorities, interests, and who I want to be in the world have all changed. I still feel like me, but a newer version of me.

Should You Include A Photo Of Yourself On Your CV?

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

There's a huge debate between career experts right now over whether or not you should put a photo on your CV - after all, in this social media age, ev...

How To Write The Perfect Graduate CV To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's finals time and understandably it's tricky to think about anything else when your stress levels are through the roof and the timetable of exams is relentless. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is write your CV, after three years or more of hard study (and probably partying) before you sit your last paper.

My Letter To My Younger Self: You Will Find Your Career Vocation Eventually

Vivien Edwards | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

Exams are over and it is really time to feel liberated and rejoice. Why? Because your life and I emphasis 'your' life is only just beginning. The wor...