Career Advice;

Not All Well-Paying Careers Require A University Education. Here Are 12 Of The Best

Holly Jayne Barry | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Holly Jayne Barry

As more and more people are going to university and competition for jobs is heating up, for those who haven't been to university a high-paying job can seem as far away as the moon. There are many professions, however, that don't require a degree in order to succeed, just as having a degree does not guarantee well-paid success.

Career Crossroad: How A Personality Test Led To A Career Change

Genelle Aldred | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Genelle Aldred

A conversation with a friend's husband a few months ago must have lodged itself in my subconscious somewhere. His work coach had him take a test to find out his core strengths. He realised the job he had didn't really match up, so changed it to a job that suited what he was good at and is loving life.

Things I Wish I'd Known As A Young Woman Starting Out In The Music Business

Lara Baker | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lara Baker

There were countless times in my first few years in music when I felt something we were doing should be done differently, that something wouldn't work, when I had an alternative view or idea. But I assumed other people knew better.

Stop What You're Doing And Be Creative - Take Note From Some Wise 4 Year Olds

Vicky Bullen | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vicky Bullen

It's been found that those of us working in an office environment - regardless of the industry sector - spend up to 75% of our working hours sitting at a desk answering emails. If this is the case, how are any of us expected to be creative and what can we do to get out of this rut and tap into our natural creativity?

Careers Guidance Needs An Overhaul - Now!

Adam Bradford | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Adam Bradford

Young people need to be aware of all the options this results day, not just the college and university route. Already statistics have shown that the value of higher education may be in question. So why do we keep pushing young people down this path? We need careers advisors who have actually had careers and teachers who have actually had professional experience to be in our classrooms.

Career Advice For My 18 Year Old Self

Yvette Pearson | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yvette Pearson

Now, more than a decade on, I often wonder what a mentor might have said to me back then. As a mentor now, what career advice would I have given my 18 year old self?

Six Tips To Guide You Through the Post A-Level Job Jungle

Darain Faraz | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Darain Faraz

The end of the school and college term is here, marking a life changing point for many of you - whether you're heading to uni this September or lookin...

Work-Life Balance: Is It Dying?

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Swatee Jasoria

It can be said that the concept of work-life balance is dying. With the use of technology today, we can work anywhere at any time. Here are 5 tips that will help you manage the stress of blurring work and home boundaries.

The Museum Series: The Artist and Curator

Alexander Bowden | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

This month I spoke with the brilliant Matt Smith, an artist and curator based in Hove, UK. Matt discussed the links between art and curatorship and the opportunities artistic residencies can give to both artists and museums.

The Museum Series: An Interview With Deirdre Haughey Barquin, Head of Visitor Services and Events at Museo Picasso, Barcelona

Alexander Bowden | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Bowden

In a traditional Catalan restaurant in Barcelona I spoke with the charming Deirdre Haughey Baquin, Head of Visitor Services and Events at the Picasso ...

Five Ways to Plan More Freedom Into Your Career and Your Life

Stephanie Holland | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

You don't have to quit your job and start a business to have a lifetime of career satisfaction. When you know your values and beliefs you can scavenge the world for companies who align with them.

Advice for Some Age Old Challenges

Vicky Bullen | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

Last night I had the pleasure of 'speed mentoring' eight female high performers from companies within our group - all of whom were fantastic.

Artificial Intelligence Needs the Human Touch

Debbie Taylor | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech
Debbie Taylor

Rather than becoming an epic battle of man against machine, the future of technological innovation can be a beneficial one - so long as you're equipped with the skills to use technology to its maximum potential, while still adding that all important human touch.

The 'Fateful 15' Part 3: Classic Interview Questions You Should Know How to Answer

James Reed | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK
James Reed

When it comes to interviews, some would have you believe that you'll be asked one of several hundred interview questions, all fundamentally different. My view is that there are a limited number of valid, distinct questions to contend with.

Five Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

Chris Paradox | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Paradox

The people who you surround yourself with are the biggest influence on your life. They are either a negative influence holding you down, or a positive influence lifting you up.

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

The 'Fateful 15' Part 2: Classic Interview Questions You Should Know How To Answer

James Reed | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

I've collected together these fifteen classic questions that you should definitely brush up on before your interview. I've chosen these questions part...

Could a Skills Health Check Boost Your Career Prospects?

Edith Bryan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

​Remember, you have control over your entire job search process. Life and work decisions are always most satisfying when they fit with the values most important to you. Reviewing your skills, values and competencies in a structured way can really help you to identify the type of work that is best suited to you, as well as highlight career options you hadn't previously considered.

How I Changed My Career in One Weekend With Nine Analytical Steps and One Intuitive One

Nora Rosendahl | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nora Rosendahl

For many different reasons I was in a place in my life where I wasn't sure where I wanted to go next. I felt lost. Looking back, it's easy to see the steps that eventually led me to change direction, but I can still not say I completely understand it. Can you? Decide for yourself - here are the 9 analytical steps and the 1 intuitive one I took that weekend...

Top Tips I Wish I'd Known Before I Started My Career

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Widdowson

Career hindsight can be a wonderful thing. If you have years of professional experience under your belt, it's easy to look back and spot shrewd decisions or missed opportunities. While wisdom acquired over the years unfortunately can't be passed down to our younger selves, it can be hugely informative and illuminating for people without years of solid work experience behind them.

The Gig Economy - A Helpful Spur for Female Entrepreneurs?

Michelle Wright | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Michelle Wright

The gig-economy term has even entered the upcoming US presidential race with Hillary Clinton referencing it in her economic plan '"This on-demand, or so-called gig economy is creating exciting economies and unleashing innovation. But it is also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future."

Top Blogging Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Tech
Natasha Colyer

From the outside world it can seem simple- they post a few words and opinions, a few images and hey presto- prestige is achieved, freebies are sent to review, and you have brands everywhere looking for collaborations. This is not true. And I would advise anyone who is thinking of starting a blog to really research the work before going in to it half-heartedly.

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Here's Why Learning Is The Ticket To New Responsibilities, New Jobs & Maximum Career Enjoyment

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's never too late to go back to school - although pursuing further education as an adult involves much more than sitting in a classroom. For one...

Career Change - What Is the Biggest Challenge?

John Allen | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Allen

Many people see failure as a total negative, when it's anything but. A friend shared the photo below on my Facebook page a few months ago and it really struck a chord for me, because it's something I was taught at school.