UK Careers

Top Tips For A Happier Nine-To-Five

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

They say work is what you make of it, but actually it seems to be what others make of you at work that matters. If only careers advisors made that a...

My Letter To My Younger Self: You Will Find Your Career Vocation Eventually

Vivien Edwards | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

Exams are over and it is really time to feel liberated and rejoice. Why? Because your life and I emphasis 'your' life is only just beginning. The wor...

14 Ways To Fight Career Burnout Before It Starts

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Quora

How can I tell the difference between being burned out and just being lazy? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empo...

What Are The Most Common Pitfalls New Programmers Face?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

As soon as I read this question I went online to see if I could find a great article I once read about things you should never say to a new programmer. I couldn't find it, but the main takeaway was that a new programmer should be given the time to do small programs using the language of their choice...

What Are The Worst Mistakes People Make In Job Interviews?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the worst mistakes people make in job interviews? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to ...

Why Cover Letters Matter - Here Are The Crucial Dos And Don'ts

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Be grown up, meticulous, thorough and treat it as a sales pitch for product YOU, and your cover letter will be anything but uninspiring - and it'll get those recruiters reading your incredible CV.

Want To Have A Rewarding Career? First, Get Comfortable With Uncertainty

Quora | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Quora

When you can face uncertainty, you stop making excuses for being in a situation you hate. Instead, you'll do some research to learn more about your options and you'll go do something else. Bad careers are for people who think there's something keeping them from making a change. The only thing in the way is their own response to uncertainty.

How I Learned To Tame My Nerves Before Speaking In Public

Quora | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK
Quora

How can people become more comfortable with public speaking? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people t...

How Oversharing On Social Media Cost Me A Job

Elise Dopson | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

I'm saying this because I've made this mistake before and it's put potential clients off me. They saw that I like to let my hair down and have fun when I'm not working and unfortunately, it didn't sit with their "brand values" and the type of person they were looking to hire.

What Being Made Redundant Taught Me About Life

Elise Dopson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK
Elise Dopson

After being made redundant, I learnt a lot about life - and myself. I learned that it was possible to follow my dreams and being unintentionally pushed out of my comfort zone was more valuable to my career than I could ever have imagined!

Heels Or Not, What You Wear Matters At Work And At Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Victoria McLean

Emulating your boss - to an extent, don't be creepy - in terms of dress is an unconscious way to win brownie points. Teams who work together often end up dressing in a similar manner and managers tend to be more aware of those who dress like them.

Finding Work-Life Balance Is An Intensely Personal Struggle

Quora | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

I was convinced this was because my job was demanding, but as I shuffled my responsibilities around, switched jobs, and ultimately became a freelancer so I could call my own shots, I was still drowning, drowning in work.

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

Love Your Work Colleagues: 10 Ways To Find Common Ground

Jen Barton | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While lots of us dream of finding the right job - one that gets us excited about going to work each day, challenges us to perform above and beyond and...

Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

I recently stopped drinking to force myself into productivity. In some ways, this went well - I've been shortlisted for an award for my literary criti...

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to social media, LinkedIn is THE way to boost your career and land your dream job. If you craft an all-singing, all-dancing, perfect pro...

Addicted To Busy

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

It was a normal Wednesday for me: a 6.30am start to make sure I was in a cab doing the first call of the day by 7am followed by back-to-back meetings until well into the evening. And I am by no means one of these amazingly inspirational, successful and accomplished women.

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Being Made Redundant? Don't Panic! Here Are Seven Top Tips To Get You a New Job Pronto

Victoria McLean | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Redundancy can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career. It's often hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and know how ...

Life Begins At 40?

Olivia Hill | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

There's a saying that 'life begins at 40'. As life expectancy has increased due to advances in medicine and technology, more of us can expect to live to a ripe old age, meaning that being 40 is around the midway point in life for many. It may be a good point to take stock of your life, look at where you've been, and think about where you want to go in the future.

Afro Hair In Business

Vivien Edwards | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Style
Vivien Edwards

I felt compelled to write this after watching on BBC, the video of a mother of an 11-year-old who produced an advert so her daughter could embrace her natural hair. Black hair is an important part of our identify and our heritage. Black women are beautiful regardless of what hair style they decide to rock.

Why A New CV Is Key For Women Returning To Work After Career Breaks

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria McLean

In a move that's long overdue, but way short of what's needed, these 'returnship' schemes help mostly women - and some men - resume their careers, often after caring for children, though sometimes for other reasons too. But it's most definitely more needed for women, as we're still predominantly responsible for staying home to look after the kids (come on, guys!).

Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

Emma Rosen | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.

On The Academic Road To Nowhere - One Scientist's Story

Emily Brown | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Emily Brown

I have always loved animals. When I was at primary school I was unable to reach the front entrance without stopping to remove imperilled earthworms from the pavement and safely return them to soil. Even as a teenager, on summer holidays in France I was more concerned with patrolling the swimming pool for drowning insects than tanning myself on a lounger.

So Many STEM Opportunities For Women, So Few Girls Pursuing It Still

Sarah Flannigan | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Flannigan

all women everywhere There will be exciting, varied and rewarding jobs in the future, but if we don't act now there won't be enough people to fill them. More needs to be done to encourage today's 12 and 13-year-old girls to study science subjects at school, and in further and higher education.