Career Advice

Cracking the Code to a Career in Cyber Security

Karen Price | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Karen Price

Every day thousands of people are working to defend UK businesses and citizens from crippling cyber attacks, including fraud and terrorism. Online crime has reached epic proportions, yet we are ill-equipped to fight the battle due to severe skills shortages and an ageing workforce...

How Do I Change Careers When I Don't Know Where to Start?

Adele Barlow | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"Too much research, not enough action". Yet another trend is isolation and turning your career change into a never-ending project as opposed to a reality. However, opportunities (especially those related to career change and entrepreneurship) most often come attached to people.

Heads Up Entrepreneurs: This Is How To Hone Your Pitching Skills

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Thinking about working for yourself? Well first off, you’re going to need to hone your pitching skills. Whether you're seeking money for your new...

Five Ways to Network More Successfully in the Hyperconnected Age

Julia Hobsbawm | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK
Julia Hobsbawm

This is the age of collaboration and reciprocity. Share what you know with others: send a link to an article you have read, order a book and put it in the mail, help someone who looks like they are having an attack of shyness across the corner of a cocktail party room. Above all, be interested in ideas and others, not just yourself.

Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering

Stacey Orr | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Orr

While there's no doubt that the country has come a long way in terms of gender equality in the workplace, there are still industries where women are significantly under represented. If we look at the engineering sector, for example, only 8% of engineers in the UK are women . In fact, the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe.

Introducing HuffPost UK's Skills Space

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

Careers advice is an absolute, hands down essential part of education. Careers advice is an absolute, hands down essential part of education. So why are 93% of young people not getting any? What's the point in having a choice between school, college, apprenticeships, university or setting up your own business, if you don't even know those choices exist?

10 Reasons These Are The Happiest Professions Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although it might be tempting to assume that a new career will make you happy, there's more to feeling satisfied at work than your job title. Resea...

Britain's Happiest Workers: 10 Towns Where You'll Find Them

The Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the current economic climate the job search can be a little daunting, and it's not surprising that more and more of us are relocating in pursuit of...

Why Distance Learning is a Viable Option

Chloe Richards | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Richards

If you are thinking of making a change to your career, online distance learning could be the viable option you are looking for. With the price of uni...

Let's Say 'No' to Careers Advice

Erica Sosna | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Erica Sosna

Universities and colleges are a little more interested, but they still struggle to integrate self discovery and career coaching into the core curriculum. And until they do, careers advice is meaningless.

Seven Reasons Why 2014 Is the Year of the Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I've been saying for a while now that I believe there has never been a better time to start up in business, so it's great to see that others agree. And not just anyone, but one of the world's greatest entrepreneurs, head of Virgin Richard Branson.

Work Experience Tips

Carina Maggar | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carina Maggar

You only get a short amount of time to impress people during your experience as an intern. It's important that you make the best impact you can, before you're quickly replaced by a sharper, friendlier, more eager version of yourself. The doors of an office are constantly traffic-jammed with a rotation of students dying to make a good impression.

Are You a Mum Looking to Return to Work?

Liz Nottingham | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Nottingham

There just aren't enough women with a wealth of life experience available to hire and there are many businesses out there lacking this demographic of strong, capable, 'life' savvy women who could add great value to their work-force.

Dispelling the Mentoring Myths

Alex Malley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Alex Malley

There comes a point in many people's careers when they elevate from mentee, to mentor. Often you can tell when this transition is occurring. For instance, a former employee gets in touch wanting to chat about their career, or someone is referred to you by a friend or colleague.

Three Ways You Can Actually Make Money From Home, Written by an Agoraphobic

Rebecca Walton | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Rebecca Walton

As someone who fears leaving my house, I know all too well the difficulties of being told that you're fit for work by ATOS or the DWP, when you're not. After all, who is going to employ someone who can't actually go to the workplace?

The Fun Side of Business

Maite Baron | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Now we have all settled into the new year, I thought its time to take a slightly different look at business, and reflects a little of the fun side ... something and which I hope will make you laugh.

Who Needs a Career Plan?

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Lamri

The generation of our parents lived by the rule : get a good education and the job, life and happiness will follow suit. But for those who haven't been reading the news, times have changed!

Career Zombies Awake! How to Rejuvenate Your Career Now That the Economic Upturn Is Here

Corinne Mills | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK
Corinne Mills

Hurrah! Good news at last. A year ago everyone was worrying about the triple dip recession and whether the HR department's slash and burn policy would be heading in their direction.

Value Economics: The Vision of Success

Maite Baron | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

I suppose nowadays it does not come as a complete surprise when we hear that there's another banking scandal brewing. If its not that most investment banks have been expecting interns and other junior employees to work in excess of 70 hours a week, it will be someone like RBS forcing viable businesses to the wall for its own corporate gain.

We Must Act Now to End Careers Advice Crisis

Roxanne Stockwell | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Roxanne Stockwell

Business needs to engage in their local communities and work with schools more directly. However, this must be more than getting business people in to give the occasional talk. Business should offer placements and deliver workshops - to provide the much needed insight into the skills that young people need. We should also be working with them to create innovative ways of providing resources, information and case studies.

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

Going Into Business - the Woman's Way

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

If you are a woman who wants to live a profitable and rewarding life, then go into business ... your own, not someone else's. Even though I'm fully aware of the benefits of 'running your own show' and made the decision to do so long ago, I'm still inspired by the stories of others who have done the same.

Work-life Balance - A Dad's Survival Guide

Malcolm Bell | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Bell

This isn't a cry for help. But I can't help but notice, my wife is asked all the time about 'work-life' balance, but nobody ever asks me. The way you feel, act and certainly look (sleepness nights) is changed forever.

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Lift the Curtain on Your Fear of Public Speaking

Lucy Morgans | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Lucy Morgans

Let's face it; public speaking can be daunting, yet it is an essential skill to conquer if we want to progress in our careers. Whenever we deliver a presentation to a small or large group of people there will be objectives to meet.