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Can't Decide About Your Career Direction? Here's How To Choose A Job That's Right For You

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Maybe you're in a job that's making you miserable or you're just bored but can't think of a fulfilling career. Maybe you've lost your job and are unsu...

How To Start A New Business

Mac Attram | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK
Mac Attram

Starting out as an entrepreneur can be a scary process. Will it work? How much money will I need? Will I be able to afford to pay myself a salary? How...

September Is International Update Your Resume Month - Here's How to Make Your CV Perfect

Victoria McLean | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Do you want to get a new job, get promoted or get a pay rise? Then now's the time to dust off your CV and really get it battle ready, because it's currently the 17th annual International Update Your Resume Month.

Not The Grades You Expected? What To Do Next

Brad Frankel | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Brad Frankel

The most important thing here to remember is to not compare yourself to others.

Resilience - The Midster's Super Power?

Grace Fodor | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

You're in the ladies afterward and two women walk in - one of who is the CEO of the company you just pitched. "It was ok - well researched", one says. "Yes", agrees the other, "but I'm still set on the other team. I can see she knows her stuff, I just feel more comfortable with someone younger and fresher being in charge." You didn't get the account.

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 ...

Got A 2:2 Or Third? Don't Panic! You Don't Need A Great Degree To Get A Great Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Have you recently graduated? Did you get less than the magical '2:1 or above' demanded by so many fast-track graduate schemes? If so, it's natural to feel a bit deflated - but don't panic or despair. Instead, remember these five points:

Are You Hanging On To A Career That Is Past Its Sell By Date?

Juliette Dyke | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

Some people are more resistant to change than others, and don't want to let go of things for fear that the alternative may be worse. However, sometimes this means that they don't recognise that their current situation isn't doing them any good either.

A New Take On The Summer 'Relationship Passion' Quiz

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne-Claire Berg

So here we are: this special time of the year that calls for sea, sun, sand and the joy of knowing that the crucial decision of my day will be whether to go for a lemon-basil or tiramisu ice-cream. Yes, the holidays are here and I have swapped my iPhone for some sunscreen and business reports for magazines.

How To Tackle Aptitude Tests And Get That Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

If you're anything like me, once you'd completed your last exam at university, the first thing you did was thank your lucky stars you'd never have to ...

Why Does No One Prepare For The Career Marathon?!

Christopher T.S. Harvey | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Christopher T.S. Harvey

We know burnout occurs, it is no myth. So I see great value in preparing for this eventuality (for employers, educators and future employees) where it is most prominant and nipping the issue in the bud. It will benefit the future of our workforce and certainly the value that they bring to the economy!

All You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

In the meantime, here's what you need to know about the latest changes to the online behemoth, which now has a massive 500million users, and which boasts that for each new connection you make, you'll expand the reach of your professional network by an average of 400 people, 100 companies and more than 500 jobs...

Mind The Gap! How To Make Yourself Even More Employable By Taking A Year Out Of Studying

Iwan Williams | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

As we run up to A Level results day on August 17 many students will be looking at the option of deferring and/or taking a gap year. Here are some common questions and advice on how to make the most of this valuable time.

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

One In Three Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Their Jobs

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Work is the “main factor” causing poor mental health among men, a survey by mental health charity Mind has revealed. Many men work in industries w...

Why Are We So Afraid Of Our Thirties?

Naomi Cooper | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Cooper

The idea that being 30-odd is too old to pursue your passions and dreams, even if that involves a drastic change, is ludicrous. You are not yet halfway through your life. You have survived your twenties, observed yourself change and grow, and now have a better idea of who you are and what you want than ever before.

Recognising An Unconditional Passion For Music Is Central To A Career In The Industry

Vanessa Reed | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Receiving a fellowship from Leeds College of Music was a rare privilege to reflect on the direction that my own life and career has taken whilst considering how the many music students graduating across the UK this summer will help shape our future.

Why It's Time To Step Up To Our Plate

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Anne-Claire Berg

Whether you work in the food industry or not, I am convinced that now is the time to step up to the plate and make dietary choices that are responsible towards our planet, healthy for our families and respectful of our local cultures and communities' needs. Bon appetit!

Didn't Get The Job? How To Deal With Interview Rejection

Victoria McLean | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria McLean

There are few things more emotionally draining than job interviews. You put in so much preparation, you put yourself on the line to try and land the role, then there's the nerve-wracking wait afterwards to find out how you've done which is even more stressful.

Don't Drift: Why Every Millennial Needs A Career Strategy

Jane Barrett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Barrett

You might be considering whether to go to University, you might be starting your first job out of University or you might be considering your next car...

Here's How Much The Beeb Is Paying Its Top Off-Air Talent

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

The BBC has released details about how much its off-air top earners were paid over the last year. As a row battles on about the gender pay gap between...

How To Nail That All-Important Job Interview

Victoria McLean | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've crafted the perfect CV and cover letter and now you've managed to land a job interview. Congratulations! But having got this far in the journ...

Graduates - Why You Need The 'STAR' Technique For Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've spent three years (or more) studying, your degree's done, your CV's sparkling and you've landed your first job interview in your post-graduation life.

Closing The Social Mobility Gap

Chris Jones | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK
Chris Jones

Amidst the political drama of the last few weeks, you may have missed the publication of three thought-provoking reports on social mobility. But anyon...