Career Advice;

Under The Influence: Ten things I've learned From David Bowie

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dr. Mark Griffiths

It's now been a year since the tragic death of David Bowie. Outside of my own friends and family, it's still Bowie's death that has affected me the mo...

The Downside Of Temping

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Kanarian Kindred

In closing, by no means am I writing this to bash the staffing agency. I temped for a number of years, and have met my share of good recruiters out here working hard. This is just a listing of certain things people need to be mindful of when working a temp assignment..

Solicitor To Homeless Supporter

Emma Rosen | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I met Josh Taylor in an Afghan restaurant. We broke the ice over a 'couple's selection' of charcoal grilled meat, dhal and some obligatory naan. We share a passion for Central and South Asia, having met the year before in Kyrgyzstan, as you do.

How To Work In TV Comedy?

Ciarán Burke | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Ciarán Burke

One of the questions I get since we launched Hiive over and over again is, how do I get into TV? And sadly, there is no one answer to that question. H...

The Museum Series: The Consultant

Alexander Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Alexander Bowden

Museums exist in the present day and need to react to dynamic audiences. You need to keep on your toes and think about what you are doing and ask yourself whether it makes sense to you and will it make sense to other people.

25 Before 25: Resignation And Explanation

Emma Rosen | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I have quit my civil service 'job for life' for the uncertainty of unemployment and the even greater uncertainty of having absolutely no idea what I want to do.

Mistakes That Got Me Stuck In My Career

Ellie Martin | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Martin

I think everyone would have at least one event in their lives wherein when they look back at it and say, "that was such a bad idea". Everyone has made...

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Five Things I Wish I'd Known Before Starting My Own Business

Beth Searle | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Beth Searle

4am. My heart racing, my eyes snapped wide open, I leant over to grab my notebook from beside the bed. Opening it quickly, not bothering to put th...

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.