Careers Advice

How To Write The Perfect Speculative Job Application Letter

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to getting where you want to be on the career ladder, there are numerous ways to get your foot on your favoured rung. Everybody knows ...

Stop The World, I Want To Get Off!

Neeha Khurana | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neeha Khurana

We have so many demands on our time -- in all aspects of our lives. In a world crammed with multiple distractions, we're being pulled in every direction; having to squeeze so much more into 24 hours.

In Favour Of Career Breaks

Sally Dhillon | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sally Dhillon

If we are to contribute to the workforce in healthy ways that fairly recognises and rewards our talents and potential, surely parents shouldn't be penalised for dipping out of employment and suffer the longer term impact on their employability.

Don't Rush Career Advancement If You Want To Thrive In The Business World

Claire Meadows | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

Ambition - the drive and determination to succeed - is a key asset in business, but if it is not pursued in a disciplined and structured way then the ...

How Peer Support Can Help Disadvantaged Young People Succeed In Further Education

Anand Shukla | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK
Anand Shukla

The relative merits of school sixth form, sixth form colleges and FE colleges might be fiercely debated, but there is no doubt about the social backgr...

Making The Most Of Change

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Neeha Khurana

If there's one thing about which we can be certain, it's that we will all face change - whether in our personal lives, in politics or at work. Change means different things to different people and affects us in ways we don't necessarily anticipate. To manage through and get the most out of change, we all need our own personal tool-kit to help us to not only cope, but to thrive.

Don't Rule Out Alternative Routes To A Degree In Finding Your Career Of Choice

Mark Farrar | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Farrar

A-Level results day is fast approaching. Thousands of young people are eagerly awaiting the results that will lead to them taking the next big step in their lives. Many will be making the choice to go to university - though they may not know which location they will be heading to next month until they have received their results...

There's a Whole Generation That Needs Experience - Here's What You Can Do

Chris Jones | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK
Chris Jones

It's exam season again and, as usual, the focus is on who got what grades. Yet, time and time again employers tell us that what they really care about in new recruits has nothing to do with As and Bs, and everything to do with work experience.

LinkedIn - What I've Learned

Joe Savidge | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Savidge

1. Don't underestimate how much your profile says about you. Your picture is the first thing someone sees, so if it's you on the beach or enjoying a cocktail, change it. It doesn't have to be taken by a professional, but you need to look like a professional in it

What's The One Thing You Should Never Wear To An Interview?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Forget about impressing your interviewer with a faultless curriculum vitae, full of glowing references - more time should be taken on your wardrobe ch...

Rethinking Careers Support for Young People

Anand Shukla | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anand Shukla

At first glance, the importance placed by all of the main parties on supporting apprenticeships, vocational training, careers advice and widening participation build on the commitments in the 2010 manifestos and are to be welcomed. We must though learn the lessons of the last five years, where the actual record is more mixed.

'Careers Adviser' Tells Unemployed Girl To Get Pregnant For Benefits

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

“For someone in your position, from your background, the best thing to do is get pregnant.” “What about dealing drugs? You’ll earn a lot of...

Thousands Of New Apprenticeships Created By Costa Coffee Owner

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of new apprenticeships and work experience places are to be created by Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread. The company announce...

Creating Equal Opportunities for Film, Television and Games Careers

Sara Putt | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Putt

This year will see the first students who paid tuition fees of £9,000 a year graduate from their degree courses. The idea of spending thousands more on a postgraduate course specifically focussed on film, television or games could seem like one more hurdle too many for some people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Apprenticeships You Probably Didn't Know Existed

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Ever thought of doing an apprenticeship but don't know where or when? Check out the list below of possible apprenticeships you probably didn't know ex...

Politicians Agree on This One Issue

Chris Jones | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Politicians aren't known to agree, but they did reach a consensus on one thing last week: how poor careers advice is in the UK. That's probably not surprising to anyone who's recently come through the school system, which is why representatives of the three major political parties are calling for huge improvements.

In the Age of the Snap-Judged CV - Would Yours Make the Cut?

Piers Linney | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Linney

As employers, we know how tough it is out there, but that doesn't stop us wanting the very best people for the job, particularly as these new recruits could one day become the leaders of our businesses. We want to see evidence that these young people have got what it takes to negotiate the complexities of today's workplace.

How To Find A Career: Tips From An Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

With so many new and exciting careers now available, how do you know that you are selecting one that is right for you? And how can you be certain tha...

Why Plumbing and History Are Not Created Equal

Chris Jones | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Student loan debt is scary, but you also worry about finding a job without a degree. Then you have to factor in your parents' opinions. Mum wants you to be a doctor; dad wants you to be an engineer. And you don't want to disappoint the good people who've kept you fed and clothed all these years...

Why We Need to Make a Song and Dance About Education

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

It might sometimes seem an insurmountable task, especially in the face of the dreary picture painted by Mr Milburn and his colleagues, but we must believe that the educational revolution envisioned by Sir Ken Robinson is not just possible but essential for our children's future. I for one shall be joining him, dancing, on the barricades.

Lucy Sherriff

'I Applied To University To Please My School' | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students are applying to universities to please their teachers and parents, even though they don't want to go, prompting businesses and employers to d...

Developing the Employability Skills Businesses Are Looking For

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

Developing your employability skills is important if you want to stand out to employers and be successful when you apply for jobs. Whether you are in year 10 or year 13 there are several ways in which you can develop your employability skills whilst you're at school.

Keeping Mum: Why Young People Shouldn't Always Listen To Their Parents' Careers Advice

Dr Tessa Stone | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Tessa Stone

Parents are probably even less in tune with the vicissitudes of the current jobs market than they are with the dubstep scene... currently only 7,500 students take computer science degrees a year, meaning that many of the 20,000 graduate vacancies in the software industry alone remain unfilled each year.

7 Reasons Why Your Co-Worker Blanks You In The Hallway

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us spend more time with out co-workers than with our partners, kids and friends—and as office hours continue to creep up, it’s no surprise...

Work Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Any psychologist will tell you that laughter is definitely the best medicine when it comes dealing with anxiety, particularly when it comes to work. ...