Career

Breaking Away From Expectations

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Our society is built around expectations. Expectations as to how we look, how we behave, the type of job we should have, the type of person we should marry, the trajectory our life should take. Often these aren't even conscience thoughts about a person, just things we naturally assume to be the case. But why?

Tipping in Support of the Arts - Did You Ever Suspect the Likes?

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

Unlike the States your tip does not make up our pay packets but they do go a long way to making our job a damn sight less sufferable and your dining experience subsequently a helluva lot more pleasant - with the right attitude in both camps it's sure to be a win/win situation.

Realise Your Career Potential With an Apprenticeship

Steve Goldthorpe | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Goldthorpe

With National Apprenticeship Week in full swing last week, and since youth unemployment remains at 20%, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to help young people into work. I'm an example of how an apprenticeship can give you a job for life after joining British Gas as an apprentice 34 years ago, back in 1980, and now I run our six training academies across the UK training the engineers of tomorrow.

From Prada to Prayer "How I Went From Consumerism to Buddhism"

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

For some reason, I seem completely unable to enjoy the present moment without planning or starting my next move 'forward'. I find it very difficult to just be in the now. There are just so many distractions and if I am honest, most of them are unnecessary and self enforced.

Dispelling the Mentoring Myths

Alex Malley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK
Alex Malley

There comes a point in many people's careers when they elevate from mentee, to mentor. Often you can tell when this transition is occurring. For instance, a former employee gets in touch wanting to chat about their career, or someone is referred to you by a friend or colleague.

Ten Things Women Should Stop Feeling Guilty About

Ellen Stewart | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

While some believe woman inherently feeling guilty about X,Y and Z has "become lazy journalism folklore - like how men can't multitask and women can't park a car" research suggests it might actually be true. Which is flippin' great for us, right girls?

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

On Working With Chronic Illness(es)

Natasha Lipman | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Lipman

Three chronic illnesses that left me bed bound, feeling more ill than I had ever done in my life, and more and more depressed (which certainly didn't help the situation). I spent hours trawling the internet and asking people online how they were able to live 'normal' lives. That's all I wanted. I had had to give up jobs that I loved...

How Much Money Can A Packed Lunch Save You Each Month?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

One debate we've often heard at the watercooler is whether or not packed lunches are cheaper than buying a sandwich or salad. New research has rev...

It's a Wonderful (Post-Uni) Life?

Mat Greenfield | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Mat Greenfield

It's the end of the year, Class of 2013 - that is, now that the year ends at the close of December rather than some arbitrary day in July - and that can only mean Christmas. But you have an extra reason to celebrate: you've survived your first six months out of Uni!

The Freelancing Life: Tools of the Trade

Jessica Furseth | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Furseth

Just think of it as a way to tap into the communal hum of all the other freelancers - with the privacy to wear pyjamas. Here are some other tools that make freelancing life better, most of them completely free.

The Career Adventure

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Increasing complexity and diminishing workplace security define our society. We live in a time in which straight careers with long lasting company affiliation have been replaced by an increasing number of patchwork careers. Vocational training and retirement in the same company, as it was normal for our grandparents, is hard to imagine these days.

Career Paths and Travelling Lives

Lauren Razavi | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

Take time to decide what you want from your life. If your ideal career seems out of reach or unrealistic, don't let that stop you. Despite the odds, there's always a way to make dreams happen.

One Sweet and Sour Chicken and an Egg Fried Rice, Please

Nicky Harris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicky Harris

I put the phone down, turned off my computer, picked up my bag and walked. I got in the lift, left the building and got onto the tube home. It was 3.30pm and I'd just walked out of a well-paid advertising agency role where I was respected.

Third Metric - Be the Change

Chantelle Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I'm an ordinary, hard-working woman and have climbed the corporate ladder vigorously. At 25 I was already earning a 6 figure salary & won every award along the way. At 26 I was managing employees 20 years my senior and hosted a business radio show on the side. My whole life up to this stage has just been: Go, go, go! But something lacked.

Politics, Volunteering, Journalism: How Do I Change the World?

Natasha Clark | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Politics
Natasha Clark

A new poll has found that Americans think that the best way to make a positive change in society is through volunteering and charities, not politics, which they see as a 'waste of time' as they cannot get anything done.

University May Not Be for Me... What Are My Options?

Alex Dyer | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

With rising tuition fees, Universities culling degree courses and soaring young unemployment, the future looks bleak. There is a great deal of negativity associated with employment opportunities at the moment. So what are your options? And how can you succeed?

Arianna's Third Metric - It's More About Age Than Sex

Geraldine Gallacher | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Geraldine Gallacher

I hate to sound like a sycophant but I do think Arianna Huffington was spot on when she implored the all-female grad class of Smith College to "redefine success" rather than "climb the ladder of success".

In the Midst of a Mid Life Crisis

Daniel Warner | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I'm hurtling towards my 42nd birthday. It's not even around the corner, it's standing right in front of me with a mean look on it's face and it's punching one fist into the palm of it's other hand. It looks like trouble, it looks like it means trouble and for all intents and purposes, it most probably is trouble.

Startup Launchpad Is Back for a Second Round

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Recently, there has been a fair bit of attention placed on the growing need to connect a generation of young people with the opportunities, vibrancy and energy of small startup and SME businesses.

Can You Define Success?

Shaheen Sayed | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Shaheen Sayed

It's that time of year again - International Women's Day. The time when people around the world take a step back to consider the position of women today, how far we've come and how far we've still got to go.

Why My Quarter-Life Crisis Was the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Flo Wales Bonner | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Flo Wales Bonner

Three months ago I decided to quit my London job and move to Venice for the winter to look after a 15 year old girl and a dog. It was my quarter-life crisis.

Change Of Career?

Selina Boshorin | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Selina Boshorin

Often people don't know the best way to go about looking for information on training, jobs and careers, which is certainly where we can come in. I've heard time and time again from clients that many think they have missed their chance.

Is Gen Y Ready to Rule the World?

Marcus Middleton | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Middleton

With Generation Z now here, there is no longer any choice, it's time for the old farts to give Generations X and Y the keys and let us drive. They should sit down and grab a cup of tea because it's time for us to run the show.

Ten Reasons to Give Up Your Job

Hannah Cox | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cox

....and only do what you love. So, what qualifies me to do this? Well I took the plunge to be self employed when I had no money or idea what I was g...