Career Advice

How to Go from Employee to Entrepreneur

Neeta Patel | Posted 12.02.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 14.01.2015 | 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 12.01.2015 | 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.

From Work Disengagement to Soul Fulfillment

Maite Baron | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Even in our technological age, people are still the best asset of any business. Unfortunately, while employers may want the best from those they employ, not all are prepared to give it. And not all companies are willing to invest in their workforce to make sure that happens.

Dealing With Gaffes at Work

Corinne Mills | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Corinne Mills

Have you succumbed to the dreaded "foot in mouth" disease? There seems to be a lot of it about at the moment particularly affecting politicians, CEOs and sports personalities. It can be very incapacitating in the workplace so if you've already gone down with it or feel the symptoms coming on, I have some tips to help.

New Year, New Career?

James Caan CBE | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Don't be afraid to be open and ask your employees why they are still around and why they still work for you. The insight you gather from this exercise could be the difference between your staff thinking 'new year new career' or 'new year I'm happy here'.

The Wonderful World of Laurel

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Laurel has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, NME, Q Magazine and many other publications. She's had support from Zane Lowe and Huw Stevens amongst others, and charted in Billboard.com's Top 40 Emerging Artists.

Something's Got to Give: It's Surprising What You Can Find in Your Morning Coffee

Sophie Darling | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Darling

We are all told that we can find the perfect job but the reality is that with so many options many of us are confused and still in search of the holy grail of jobs. We all want a job that get's us excited, pays a decent salary, helps others and is fulfilling - but does it exist?

Four Business Lessons From Ganache Macarons: The Sweet Taste of Success

Maite Baron | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

These guys should be an inspiration to anyone who has ever wanted to set up their own business doing something they love, but hasn't, maybe because they haven't wanted to borrow the funds to do it with or simply didn't know how to get sta

Seven Networking Tips That Work

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

While a nerve-wracking experience for some, networking at events can garner useful business connections, though you'll need to be equipped with more than a good handshake. I've gathered some pointers together based on experience (the good, the bad and the ugly) in the hope they will help prevent networking opportunities from feeling like the first day of school - again.

Mums and Dads Don't Think Their Kids Are Employable

Chris Jones | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

So why do parents think the education system isn't working? The majority of parents (64%) said their children are missing out on the key skills that employers want, like communication and teamwork. And over half (57%) think there's too much focus on academia. Similarly, a third of parents worry that their children can't link their education today with their future careers.

The Cure for Unhappiness

Maite Baron | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

It shouldn't come as any surprise to learn that children are for the most part pretty happy. After all, they have lots of play time, get everything done for them and don't have to worry about paying the bills.

Is My Name a Brand?

Saoud Moco | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

We all carry within a set of beliefs, a set of values, aspirations about what we would do if we had unlimited time, fabulous health, strength and if money wasn't an issue. However, we rarely express them or when we do, it's often involuntary, uncontrolled and piecewise.

How To Trick Your Boss Into Giving You a Pay Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even when you feel nothing could be more well-deserved, asking your boss for a pay rise is a daunting task. Before you take the plunge, do your ho...

Fresher's Week May Just Have Finished, But Start the Job Hunt Now

Robyn Peel | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Peel

It's the beginning of the academic year and looking for a job at the end of your degree is likely to feel a very long way off. There is a whole lot of hoops to jump through, coffee to consume and essays to write before that even gets to the top of your priority list. I totally get it. But there are things you can do now that will make that job hunt process so much easier.

Four Business Lessons From a Sound Business Case

Maite Baron | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Spurning the standard speakers that most of us are familiar with, they opt instead for what is a functional piece of art made out of vintage suitcases. With stylish personalised designs, each Bass Trunkies speaker is unique and handcrafted.

I Suck at Networking

Saoud Moco | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK
Saoud Moco

Or how I almost blew my chances in 7 'faux pas'. Fresh from university, and still fresh from a different culture, the idea of networking had until th...

Can You Baby-Proof Your Career?

Marina Gask | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Gask

Caroline is passionate about empowering women to make themselves vital to their employers and their industry, so they don't end up getting sidelined on returning to work. "I help women look at how they can build their career and prove their worth long before they get pregnant so that any employer would give their right arm to keep them, even on a flexible basis.

Money Rich, Time Poor: How to Make Work a Labour of Love

Maite Baron | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

How much leisure time do we actually need? I ask the question because new research suggests that we are starting to think differently about our 'time off'.