UK Careers

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.

The Real Impact of Wage Stagnation

James Caan CBE | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
James Caan CBE

Productivity has been at the forefront of George Osborne's plans for building a more prosperous nation, but how do we expect to put this into practise if wage growth continues to stagnate? Employees will not become more productive if we do not have the financial levers to encourage them to do so.

Can You Be Trusted? How to Master Your 'First Impression'

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

It is a well known fact that the human brain has the ability to make an assessment about someone within the first three seconds of a meeting. Most of the time this happens without us being aware of that. People living amongst large number of other human beings, some of whom are far from nice and pleasant, have to be able to do so as a matter of survival.

This Could Be The Reason Why People Under 35 Are Completely Screwed

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

People under 35 are more likely to put their trust in estate agents and government ministers than older people, according to research which reveals su...

Getting Freaky at Work

Xavier Toby | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Most of us would prefer to be supermodel DJ's who only have to work three days a year, but that isn't a real job unless you're asleep. The key to being happier in the workplace then becomes shifting your attitude to the job you do have.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Angeli Bhandal | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Angeli Bhandal

Where do I go next? What does the future have in store for me? What career will I have for the rest of my life? These are just an array of questions I ask myself from time to time, and now with the second year of my degree in full swing, alarm bells have started ringing as these questions need to be answered.

'Tis the Season for Universities to Be Reminded of Their Third Mission

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

For most universities and colleges, the season of good will lasts the entire year, every year - or at least, that is the idea. It is called the university's Third Mission: the self-imposed task to actively contribute positively to society.

How to Make the Most Out of Work Experience

James Reed | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

It's a well-known fact that young jobseekers are much more likely to be successful in their job hunt if they have some relevant experience under their belt. Internships and work experience are undoubtedly an important part of finding a job - but they're a lot more than just a box to tick to bulk up your CV.

Would Unlimited Staff Holidays Boost Your Bottom Line?

Stephen Canning | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Stephen Canning

Ubiquitous connectivity means that staff actually tends to work for an incalculable amount of time, answering phone calls and emails, checking their work and continuing on unfinished projects at odd hours.

Robots Will Cut Out the Middleman - Oops, That's Us!

Michael Mercieca | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Tech
Michael Mercieca

The endgame of robotics is to achieve the so-called 'Technological Singularity'; that's the moment when artificial intelligence can truly think for itself, redesign itself, improve itself or build other robots that are better than itself, on its own, without human assistance.

Music Industry Experts Reply to the Age-Old Question: How Do You 'Make It' in Music?

James Gilmore | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Gilmore

The music industry has always been considered one of the most challenging industries find success in. There's competition like none other, with every artist believing they're either the 'next big thing' or 'yeezus'.

'Slasher' Careers -The Rise and Power of Juggling Several Jobs Simultaneously

Vicki Psarias | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

Many of my closest of friends are juggling several job at once: bloggers/ social media managers/ e-shop owners/ consultants and more, all balls in the air-spreading the risk that can come with freelance life, liberating themselves while feeding their creative and business needs.

Who Do You Support? - Why You Should Support a Charity and How to Get Started

James Reed | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The question 'who do you support?' might bring to mind political parties and sports teams (Chelsea, if you're asking). It's not as often that you hear people discussing the charitable causes they're passionate about. Having a good cause that you support is something I truly believe in.

When Is It a Good Time to Give Up on Your Dreams?

Chloe Bevan | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Bevan

This may seem like a very simple question but the answer doesn't feel all that simple at all to answer. Now, that I am in my twenties, the pressure of life seems all the more real and being financial stable is all the more important.

Five Ways to Help Children Shine in a Changing World

Julie Booth | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

This trend is likely to prompt a shift in emphasis away from the traditional curriculum vitae (CV), with employers focusing far less on where you studied, and much more on what you did while you were there. And many schools are already in a great position to be able to respond to this.

Why You Should Be Focusing on Life Experience as Well as Academiss

Matt Eastlake | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Eastlake

There's no denying the importance of trying hard at school and aiming for good grades. However, new research has shown that 60 per cent of businesses rate life experience to be just as important as a strong academic track record.

The Value of Volunteering

James Reed | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

While there's no doubt that volunteering is a good way to give back to the community and promote a worthwhile cause, it doesn't have to be all about what you can do for others. Volunteering is also a rewarding experience for the volunteer. From learning new skills to meeting new people, there's plenty to be gained.

Adults Only - Why Offices Should Be 'Girl'-Free Zones

Natasha Stromberg | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Stromberg

I would be a wealthy woman indeed if I had a pound for every time I have heard a grown adult woman referred to as a 'girl' in the workplace. Yet I have rarely heard an adult man referred to as a 'boy'.

The Reality and Relevance of a University Degree

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

When it comes to university, there are two opposite lines of thinking. The first is that a university education is highly overrated - some people would advise you not to bother. Instead, just follow your own passion. This view is expressed seriously by very senior and successful people.

How to Leave Law and Raise $1.3Million for Your Startup

Adele Barlow | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK
Adele Barlow

Many lawyers dream of starting a business and I met a lot of them while working with Escape the City, which was an early-stage startup itself when I j...

Happy Birthday to Me

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Did the situation really change? Only in my head (how cool is that?). I made calculations and figured out what I could cut on if I were to work with her. I mentally got rid of everything inessential and discovered that I won't suffer much if I had to give it up.

A Conveyor Belt Age? Ofsted's Apprenticeship Report and the Need for a 'Year of Service'

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

Young people hear so much about the need to do well in their exams but virtually nothing on the need to invest in themselves as people, and yet that's what will set them up for success in the workplace--and in life. Young people face so many challenges during their transition to adulthood and employment. Giving them the tools to do that successfully is surely the responsibility of our society. Ofsted's report should be a wake-up call to make that a reality.

Why the DWP Are a Joke

Imogen Groome | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

It truly is a sorry state of affairs when your only option, if you want to move forward with your graduate career, is to sign off jobseeker's allowance until you've done work experience, then sign back on again. Losing money because you're trying to pursue a career they don't seem willing to recognise. I mean, that's my option if they don't ring the paper and completely screw things up for me with them.

Why You Should Visit North Korea to Boost Your Job Search

Sara Jones | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Jones

I am a humanities graduate. I spent tens of thousands of pounds to read things at University College London with the occasional hour spent reading things with a professor in the room at the same time. The received wisdom is that this kind of degree is actively harmful in securing a career and that anybody who doesn't choose Science is doooooooooomed...

Job Done? What's Next? How to Make Your Next Project Even Bigger!

Chris Ward | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

Many people spend years competing with the whole market because that's what you learn and that's how you earn a living. Nowadays that's tough, you have to either be the best or most likely, the cheapest.