Career Change

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.

Monday Morning Blues? Your Top Work Woes Worked Through

Georgia James | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Got the Monday morning blues every morning? According to a report by leading UK recruitment firm, Randstad, a third (33%) of UK workers are dissatisfi...

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...

Why Is Running Away to the Beach Not the Solution?

Adele Barlow | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

We live in a much more complex, global world than our parents (and their parents) did - in this day and age, our careers are ours to construct. We can't just escape from the challenges of this construction. Effective long-term solutions involve reorienting ourselves by re-educating ourselves.

How Leaving My Job Was Similar to Leaving My Husband

Soozi Baggs | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

This sounds like a flippant statement but it's not meant to be. Leaving my job to go self employed, and leaving my husband to go it alone as a single parent, were both incredibly important and emotional times in my life. Times filled with fear, doubt, uncertainty, and plenty of tears. And on recent reflection I realised that I'd gone through many of the same thoughts and feelings during each of them.

Teaching Needs to Be a Career as Well as a Calling

Ben Nicholls | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Nicholls

"Oh, God, not another one!" shrieked my friend, draining her drink in what should probably have been two gulps. I'd just told her, very tentatively, that whilst I hadn't considered teaching seriously as a career when I was younger, I can now see its appeal...

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.

Why Maternity Leave Was the Perfect Time to Quit My Job

Soozi Baggs | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

For 4 weeks I had no job to go to or even think about; and no babies yet. For the first time, probably since I was at university, I was completely free to do what I wanted for days on end. Of course, what I wanted most of all was to sit on the sofa like a beached whale - I was huge and had no energy. But still, the feeling of freedom was starting to take hold.

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.

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.

How Can My Negative Emotions Help Me Find My Dream Job?

Adele Barlow | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Depression or anxiety is an alarm clock designed to protect you long-term (even when it seems to be hurting you in the present moment): when you've woken up, and made the necessary changes in your life, it will have served its purpose.

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.

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.

Say No to Being Anyone But Yourself in 2014

Adele Barlow | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Ask 5 people to tell you the 10 things they think you're really great at. Paint it loud and proud and don't brush it off. In there lies to the clue to what you'd be good at, and again, you might not be doing it in your day job.

The Robot and the Adventurer

Adele Barlow | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

What does being stuck in your 20s look like? Sometimes it means not being able to get out of bed. Other times it means a blizzard of early-morning iPhone alarms, midnight emails, and bloodshot eyes, without time to pause; to recognize that you can't remember the last time when you were actually happy.

Time for Fun Resolutions!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you made some resolutions? How many do you think you will keep? Not many? I have a theory about that. Most resolutions are about changing a habit, stopping or starting something. Trouble is that if we really wanted to do that then we probably already would be doing it.

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.

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

Three Factors Reshaping Our Attitude Towards 'Self-Help'

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

The desire for self-improvement is natural, even if we don't put it into action. We want to look healthier and more attractive, and be more fit. We might start eating more consciously, or working-out, or look into the latest skincare formulations.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

How to Discover Your Unique Talents

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

When you work on something that you are attracted to, your natural creativity to design, problem solve or manage can emerge regardless of whether it's what is traditionally regarded as a creative industry or not.

Redundancy - the Silver Lining: New business Opportunities Are Rising

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The corporate employment landscape just got a whole lot bleaker. Redundancy - the silver lining shows how new business opportunities are rising.

How to Unleash Your Creative Genius

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

There's no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. Yes, some of us have an obvious 'raw' talent, but the rest of us have the same potential for unlimited creativity as soon as we discover what our innate talent is.

Start Your Business, Seven Steps to Become Ready for Self-employment

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

By following these 7 steps to become ready for self-employment you could get back in the driver's seat and start your business.