Career Advice;

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...

14 Ways To Fight Career Burnout Before It Starts

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Quora

How can I tell the difference between being burned out and just being lazy? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empo...

What Are The Worst Mistakes People Make In Job Interviews?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the worst mistakes people make in job interviews? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to ...

Why Cover Letters Matter - Here Are The Crucial Dos And Don'ts

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Be grown up, meticulous, thorough and treat it as a sales pitch for product YOU, and your cover letter will be anything but uninspiring - and it'll get those recruiters reading your incredible CV.

Want To Have A Rewarding Career? First, Get Comfortable With Uncertainty

Quora | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Quora

When you can face uncertainty, you stop making excuses for being in a situation you hate. Instead, you'll do some research to learn more about your options and you'll go do something else. Bad careers are for people who think there's something keeping them from making a change. The only thing in the way is their own response to uncertainty.

How Oversharing On Social Media Cost Me A Job

Elise Dopson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

I'm saying this because I've made this mistake before and it's put potential clients off me. They saw that I like to let my hair down and have fun when I'm not working and unfortunately, it didn't sit with their "brand values" and the type of person they were looking to hire.

Heels Or Not, What You Wear Matters At Work And At Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Victoria McLean

Emulating your boss - to an extent, don't be creepy - in terms of dress is an unconscious way to win brownie points. Teams who work together often end up dressing in a similar manner and managers tend to be more aware of those who dress like them.

Juggling Family And Work Is Possible - You Just Need The Tools To Do It!

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Lloyd

Ultimately, there's a reason so many people want to work flexibly - it means you can do your job to the highest standard without putting the rest of your life on the backburner. It's meant I've been there to collect the girls from nursery, and to bake the biggest and the best cakes on their birthdays.

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to social media, LinkedIn is THE way to boost your career and land your dream job. If you craft an all-singing, all-dancing, perfect pro...

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Being Made Redundant? Don't Panic! Here Are Seven Top Tips To Get You a New Job Pronto

Victoria McLean | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Redundancy can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career. It's often hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and know how ...

Five Ways To Improve Your CV And Get More Interviews

Alice Weightman | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Alice Weightman

Your CV is the gateway between you and that first meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager, or future boss. If you want to get your foot in the door, ...

Why A New CV Is Key For Women Returning To Work After Career Breaks

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria McLean

In a move that's long overdue, but way short of what's needed, these 'returnship' schemes help mostly women - and some men - resume their careers, often after caring for children, though sometimes for other reasons too. But it's most definitely more needed for women, as we're still predominantly responsible for staying home to look after the kids (come on, guys!).

Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

Emma Rosen | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.

On The Concept Of Success And Whether It Actually Matters

Jade E. Bradford | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jade E. Bradford

If you're wondering, I still don't have a plan. Everyday is still fraught with some navel-gazing existential crisis. I still think about moving to the sea and getting a dog. I'm sure I'll finish that novel and change the world. But if I do those things, it won't be so other people can perceive me as successful. It'll be so I can find some modicum of unspoilt happiness, and in quiet moments of reflection, I can say "Gee. I'm really something."

How To Be A Magic Maker

Emma Rosen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

All in all, I'm pretty bowled over by what he does for a living as you can probably tell, and standing next to George Clooney is definitely helping.