Career

How to Get Into the Design Industry

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As with any career, the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult, and design is no different. There is no definitive set of rules when embarking on a career in the creative, but there are many ways to strengthen your case. I've created a list of four tips that are easy to implement, no matter your current status, and will help assist you on your journey to design success.

Don't Forget the 'Other 50%': The Role Vocational Education Plays in Social Mobility

Mark Farrar | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Farrar

Politicians from all parties are in agreement on the importance of the UK becoming more socially mobile. People should have the same chances to develop and prosper regardless of the circumstances of their birth.

Here's Why Learning Is The Ticket To New Responsibilities, New Jobs & Maximum Career Enjoyment

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's never too late to go back to school - although pursuing further education as an adult involves much more than sitting in a classroom. For one...

Why Do You Want to Work With Young People?

Shaniqua Benjamin | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Shaniqua Benjamin

Because young people are just as special as everyone else in the world and it is essential for them to realise that. Because young people are brimming with untapped potential and sometimes it takes just one person to bring that out. Because I want the world to see young people through my eyes, preferring to look at the person rather than the label put on them.

Embarking On Further Education? Here's How To Turn Your Home Into A Cosy Study Space

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

As anyone who's ever tried working from home can attest, environment does indeed affect productivity. Which is to say that screaming children, a pi...

Career Change - What Is the Biggest Challenge?

John Allen | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
John Allen

Many people see failure as a total negative, when it's anything but. A friend shared the photo below on my Facebook page a few months ago and it really struck a chord for me, because it's something I was taught at school.

Struggling To Hit The Books? These Tips Can Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Congratulations, you've decided to go "back to school!" Now you just need to get back into a learning mindset. Easy enough, right? Well, maybe ...

Planning a Career Change or Hoping to Get Promoted? Here Five Reasons to Upgrade Your Qualifications

Marianne Stenger | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Whether you're looking to earn an advanced degree or get a certificate in order to gain a competitive edge in your place of work or industry, education broadens your job prospects and puts you in a better position to negotiate a pay rise or ask for a promotion.

What Defines Success?

Luke Cameron | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Luke Cameron

See, up until recently, I thought that this was success. Working long hours and enjoying the ever-shortening weekends, to live for the end of the month only to spend most of my money in the first few days and then wait all over again.

Why I Deleted Internships From My Graduate Job Search: 2016 Graduate Advice

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Tracy

Within the creative industry there is a perception that graduates are desperate. Certain professions like those within medical industries wouldn't ...

How Travel Can Change Your Career

Katy Gough | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

I am now a writer, part-time TEFL teacher and travel blogger. I get to be creative every day, be my own boss and find so much happiness in what I do which wouldn't have been possible if I hadn't taken that leap and booked that first plane ticket.

How to Turn a Life Changing Goal into a Reality in Three Easy Steps

Erica Sosna | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

Think of someone who has really inspired you with what they have achieved. Someone who has taken massive action and won, grown, learned, overcome challenges or mastered a skill. How do you think that goal was accomplished? Did they wake up one day and achieve it all in 24 hours? Of course not.

From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Marina Tognetti | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marina Tognetti

When I graduated from University it was an era when entrepreneurship was not cool for academics and climbing the corporate ladder was the thing to do....

You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

Have I Made a Big Mistake Having Kids in My Twenties?

Christina Franks | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Parents
Christina Franks

Aged nearly 35, with my youngest daughter turning seven tomorrow, it hasn't escaped my notice that many of my other friends from uni are embarking on their first pregnancy. And it's sparked something of an existential crisis.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get Into Medical School?

Dr Hinnah Rafique | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Hinnah Rafique

I'm Dr Hinnah Rafique, the Director of Medicine and Surgery at Help Me I'm A Medic. My top tip - it is never too early to start thinking about what ...

The Power of Self-Approval

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Do you approve of yourself? Do you approve of the way you live your life, your choices, how you treat others, conduct your relationships, how you take care of yourself, your level of honesty, your career choice, or your values? If you don't, hello disillusionment...hello Burnout!

Five Step Creativity Plan to Increase Your Productivity and Have More Fun

Maite Baron | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the business world, perhaps not surprisingly, process-focused managers are often worried by those who show creative flair, believing that they will be hard to manage, unwilling to toe the corporate line.

How to Cope With a Job You Hate

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Gabrielle Leimon

Consider a full turn around. Work in your loathed job for as long as you can stick it and quit. Then go work abroad and completely change your surroundings. I know that this option isn't always affordable or possible for people, but changing your surroundings may be the therapeutic change that you need.

Back to School: The Importance of Adult Learning

Andrew H. Harding | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Andrew H. Harding

If you have ever considered studying for a professional qualification or learning a new skill - like coding or even acrobatics - now is the time to make that leap of faith. You never know how much success you could enjoy as a photographer, an accountant ...or even a TV physicist.

I Want It All, and I Want It Now

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Leeanne Boulton

I don't have time to exercise. I've got fat. I'm constantly wired from mainlining diet coke instead of lunch. My phone beeps constantly from the SIX Twitter accounts, four Facebook accounts, instagram and pinterest accounts that I manage from the iphone I'm enslaved to.

Changing Careers at 28, What I Learned

Rhiannon Dance | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rhiannon Dance

Over a year before I left my job, I'd convinced myself that I was a failure for not having pursued my childhood dream of becoming a vet. If we were in medieval times, I'd have been out flagellating myself in the street, full of regret.

Freelancing Tools Of The Trade - The 90's And Now

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Trying to keep up? Here's how to translate your current resources in to the tools you'll need to keep up with the New Age.

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

Balls to the Rat Race!

Sara Damergi | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Damergi

Like lots of people I had a dream to travel the world. Not in bite size two week trips. I wanted to really travel and have the luxury of getting to know a country inside and out, to do yoga in India, stay with tribes in Vietnam and generally be a bit of a hippy with an income that required little work.