Career Advice.

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!

Chris Barez-Brown | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
Chris Barez-Brown

Even the careers of our dreams can become dissatisfying. These guys have funds which allow them more choices. For them walking away knowing you have a golden egg in the bank, with the only possible downside being that you may have to sell the second weekend house in Malibu, doesn't seem the end of the world. But what can the rest of us do when we are 'just not feeling it anymore' and walking away isn't the simple option?

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.

Experience or Education: Which Is More Important?

Chloe Kenyon | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Kenyon

When entering the world of employment, a degree in your chosen field is fairly essential. A university level of education will be a minimum requirement when looking for a job or graduate scheme after university. But is your degree the most important part of your CV? Perhaps not.

Your CV May Be Holding You Back, Here's How To Fix It

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tremaine du Preez

The traditional CV is a relic of the pre-electronic age, it seems to be going the way of big hair and platform shoes as it retreats into the ever lengthening shadows of the digital world. You can no longer afford to be a subject matter expert and nothing more. You are a business and your career is the product of how you position yourself across different platforms as well as the risks that you take. Your CV should reflect this in a way that is as unique as you are.

The Secrets of Speaking Success

Lady Terry Robinson | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lady Terry Robinson

If the idea of giving a speech or making a presentation leaves you quaking, take consolation from the fact that even the world's most charismatic professional speakers fight through a degree of nervousness.

Top Ten Acting Career Survival Tips

Paul Clayton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

Here are my top 10 survival tips for those first few years in the real world... and for quite a few years afterwards actually.

Three Pieces of Advice Modern Freelancers Need to Ignore

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

In short, it's about getting up early, driving your business forward and remaining motivated. Then, in time, you'll be the one they're asking for advice.

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.

10 Commandments For Getting A Job

Charlie Mullins | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK
Charlie Mullins

These days a lot of the feedback I get comes from my recruitment department, so yesterday when they were having a rant I suggested they take a leaf out of my book, and here I mean the Pimlico Bible, and produce the Ten Commandments for applying for a job.

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

Six Characteristics That Define an Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Maite Baron

Entrepreneurs see potential, both large and small, before others even conceive the possibility. So, if you've ever thought of a good business idea, seen a gap in the market or noticed a better way to do something, then you already have the right mindset.

Every School Should Have Someone To Lead Its Career Education

Tristram Hooley | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tristram Hooley

Leading careers work in a school is a critical role which requires the upskilling and recognition of teachers who take it on. If we can develop impassioned careers champions in all of our schools we can develop a truly world class career development system.

A Look at the Working Landscape in 2035

Maite Baron | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The future isn't set in stone, however it is clear that technology will highly impact the working population, in some cases for the better and in others for the worse, and the reality is that everyone is vulnerable to these changes.

Your Social Capital Value: It's More Important Than You Might Think

Deborah Lee | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech
Deborah Lee

In a world where most companies are still struggling to skilfully manoeuvre their social media vehicle, anyone who can deftly tweet their way to the top of a digital tree would be an asset.

Employee or Entrepreneur - It's a Matter of Choice

Maite Baron | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Fortunately, being an entrepreneur has now become much easier thanks to new technologies and the internet, which have reduced the risk of setting up in business significantly. Lack of job opportunities has also driven entrepreneurial change and so made starting up your own business a much more attractive alternative.

How to Go from Employee to Entrepreneur

Neeta Patel | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

If you feel stuck in a rut with your current job and think you could do better job of running a company, here is some of my top advice on making the switch from employee to entrepreneur.

Is Divorce a Career Killer for Mums?

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I had two children and no family around to help. I had to drop out of courses during divorce number one and had to quit one full-time job during divorce number two and opt for a part-time position that was paying me not only a fraction of my previous salary but that was also mind-numbingly dull.

It's Time to Stop Your Dream Shrinkation

Maite Baron | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The reality is that today, anybody with ambition, determination and courage can start a successful business - whatever their age. And it's true for the over-50s too. In fact, 'baby boomer' businesses are booming, as more and more of them take the entrepreneurial plunge.

The 29 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Career

Mark McCulloch | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Now that have been round the block in brand and marketing terms, I get asked from time to time what my tips are for anyone breaking into their first role or just trying to progress in their career.

Your CV Has Only Nine Seconds to Impress

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

To make sure your CV stands out from the crowd, instantly grabbing an employer's attention, it is vital to start developing a professional and concise overview of your skills and experience as early into your degree as possible. Here are some top tips to help you do so...

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

Am I Guilty of Not 'Leaning In', Just When Society Needed Me to Go the Extra Mile?

Holly Peacock | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Would I move out to the leafy suburbs of Surrey and commute into London in a bid to 'have it all'? Or would I head back to the North East where a cheaper, calmer life surrounded by my family awaited?

Your Career: Success With A Smile

Claire Lim | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Lim

It was one small comment from the presenter that day that confirmed what we'd been striving for all these years has been achieved. It's easy to get the January blues but, since then, whenever I've been a little stressed I remember what I'm thankful for and get on with it.

Thinking of Changing Your Career?

Pam Warren | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

You need the skills of a business owner, accountant, marketer, promoter, supplier, quality control, creative director and producer all rolled into one. You need a steely determination to succeed and the grim self-motivation to keep moving forward.