UK Careers

Geography Saved Me - Now It Threatens to Destroy Me

Chris Shaw | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Shaw

Geography, as a subject worth knowing anything about, tends to rank somewhere south of media studies and sociology in most people's estimation. The on...

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Long story short, my life has been pretty much mapped out up until now. And in some ways it's liberating to not know what's coming next. But it's also completely terrifying. So can anyone provide me with some reassurance or advice or anything really? Am I alone in feeling like this? Will things work out? What do I do next?

Mind the Skills Gap - Encouraging Diversity in STEM Industries

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

A recent report from the Campaign for Science and Engineering highlighted that disabled individuals are less likely to work in STEM, only 8% of British engineers are women, and pupils who may be socially disadvantaged are less likely to be taught science by a specialist teacher.

Graduates, It's Okay to Not Have It Right Yet

Jasmine Andersson | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jasmine Andersson

I received a stark social media reminder that it was a year since I had graduated. Although Time Hop has always managed to greet me at the most inconv...

STEM Education - Why Everyone Is Responsible for Investment

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

It's not only engineering skills that are developed by participating in student competitions. Working as part of a team on such an extensive project also helps to build transferrable skills such as team work, problem solving, critical thinking and communication; all vital in any future profession.

Are You On The Brink Of Burnout?

Jacqui Macdonald | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqui Macdonald

It's that brutal 3pm energy crash that renders you a sugar junkie. The annoying inability to sleep despite exhaustion. Mood swings that your nearest and dearest bear the brunt of. An increasing need for an evening tipple. Apathy for your latest project. Apathy for life. These are the signs that you're heading for burnout.

Getting Tough on Soft Skills

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

It's not just about qualifications. It's not just about education or background. How do I know? Because I didn't excel in either of these areas - instead, I actually put my own success down to something called soft skills - the vital skills such as communication, teamwork and time management which everyone needs to succeed at work and beyond.

"We Regret to Inform You That Your Application Has Been Unsuccessful": The Art of Dealing With Rejection

Sophie Bauer | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bauer

Whether you had your heart set on a job, on a person or on a pair of Glastonbury tickets, realising that your best simply wasn't good enough is a difficult truth to face up to. So, how do you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on that grumpy pony in one smooth, seamless action?

It's Time to Change the Perceptions of Care

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

It's a pivotal time for the care sector. As people live longer and require more support to live life to the full in old age, the shortfall in carers is expected to reach 718,000 by 2025. We need to rise to the challenges of our ageing population, but in order to do so, we need to challenge the frankly tired and out-dated perceptions of care.

Goldman Sachs Limit Interns Work Day To 17 Hours - To Avoid Burnout

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Dedicated to giving their interns a better work/life balance, Goldman Sachs have set a strict curfew... of midnight. The world-leading investment b...

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

Life After Exams - What to Do While You're Waiting for Results

Darren Jaundrill | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Darren Jaundrill

Many of you have finished your exams for the year and the rest will be finishing soon. And that means your immediate future, while you wait for your results, is a unique period of around six weeks where everything can feel very uncertain. But while it's a nerve-wracking time, it's also a period of opportunity.

Why Employers Need to Look Past People's Backgrounds to Find Their True Talents

Anand Shukla | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Anand Shukla

This is what charities and other campaigners for social mobility have been saying for years, so it's great to hear top employers finally making the same case. After all, they can show the improvements hiring people for their talents not backgrounds makes to the bottom line - and that's something any business can understand.

When Did Being Nasty Become a Career Aspiration?

Jake Mills | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

Trolling - I don't even like calling it that. The very name itself is giving it existence, giving it credibility as if it is just something that people do. It's not. Pre 2012 Trolling was just known as being a horrible bastard, now it is seen as a gateway to fame; a hall pass to be offensive and obnoxious in return for some self-satisfaction and credibility.

How Adopted Children Inspired Their Parents To Help Others Become Families

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

When adoptive parents are matched with their children, they know their lives are about to change infinitely. But for many building a relationship w...

Why I Study Nursing

Kieran Uttley | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Uttley

Studying nursing is demanding. It can be stressful, tiring and yes, I sometimes wonder why I do it. But then something happens that rekindles the reasons why I nurse, why I love it and why it means so much to me.

Immigration: Good or Bad for the UK Tech Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Longer term we need to build the skills starting from school and encouraging more women into the sector. However short term a one size fits all immigration policy could be detrimental to the tech sector innovation and growth.

Top Ten Acting Career Survival Tips

Paul Clayton | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

Here are my top 10 survival tips for those first few years in the real world... and for quite a few years afterwards actually.

Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I've previously written about Josh Savage a very talented singer songwriter. In addition to possessing prodigious talent, Josh has to be one of the h...

Be Brave Like Kids, Don't Behave Like Kids

Lucy Griffin-Stiff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lucy Griffin-Stiff

Comparing adults to children might sound patronising. Believe me, it is not my intention. But the truth is, the culture of an organisation, and behaviour of its people all depends on how you are being treated by those in charge. Leadership.

Promotion - In a Rut or on a Rung!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

It takes a bit more than your academic credentials, your job skills and your performance to help you attain the executive level but first and foremost you need to have a plan and the right mindset. In order to help you focus on what you want I have listed some key steps to help you gain that promotion.

'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...

Six Honest Truths of Mental Health in the Workplace

Danielle Montgomery | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Montgomery

Not being able to come into the office to do your job because of some thoughts and emotions that you're finding difficult to deal with is alien to a lot of people, and often not taken seriously as a debilitating illness.

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.

The Battle for Apprenticeships Must Be Fought on Two Fronts

Richard Grice | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Grice

Employers must be aware of the variety of skills and talent that is available to them. If the gap between promoting apprenticeships in schools and raising awareness among employers is bridged, the number of new apprenticeships could increase significantly.