UK Careers

Winning Fans One Living Room at a Time

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.04.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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 16.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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 02.04.2015 | 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.

A Winning Election Campaign Can't Ignore the Digital Economy

Anthony Sherick | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

There were a number of nods made to the technology industry during Osborne's speech last Wednesday, including pledges to fund the development of applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and driverless cars. Yet while the boost was well received, there seemed to be little understanding of the real challenges currently facing the digital sector.

You're About to Graduate - Now What?

Sara Jones | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sara Jones

Of course, what you did for your degree could have very little bearing on what you'll want to do for the rest of your life. You have to look way beyond the degree you chose at 17 and which you perhaps spent as little as six hours actively learning a week.

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

It's Time to Develop a Coaching Culture

Rachel Kay | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK
Rachel Kay

Not everybody has to be a professionally qualified coach, but if everybody with management responsibilities at least exhibits coaching behaviours the result can be extremely powerful.

What Inspires Women to Get Into Technology?

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

It was clear that some of my colleagues pursued career in technology career for the love of it and because they could see that it will transform lives, even though their teachers and family may have actively discouraged them.

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

Grab Yourself a Piece of the Growing Tech Economy

Karen Price | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Karen Price

It's genuinely exciting to see that there are now entry routes for people from the widest possible range of educational backgrounds, all of them getting the chance to climb a career ladder that can take them right to the top.

Every School Should Have Someone To Lead Its Career Education

Tristram Hooley | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tristram Hooley

Leading careers work in a school is a critical role which requires the upskilling and recognition of teachers who take it on. If we can develop impassioned careers champions in all of our schools we can develop a truly world class career development system.

What Do Companies Want From Their Apprentices?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last month, HuffPost UK hosted a careers advice event for London teenagers to give them a chance to learn about apprenticeships. We wanted to give ...

Use Your Best Dating Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

Our quest for finding the perfect job is no different. It is important we don't give up after a handful of duds and rejections - the right one is out there. Just like when you find love, once you find your dream job, you can be the happiest person ever.

Gender Stereotypes 'Turning Girls Off Maths And Science Careers'

PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to an international study. It suggests that parents are more li...

The Secret Formula to Success

Carol Stewart | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

Most people who are successful in their particular areas of expertise have not got to where they are overnight. What you see is the polished product and there has been a lot of polishing going on behind the scenes to get there.

The Future of Work Is a Global Arms Race for Skills

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The life of a zero hours employee is in many ways similar to that of a freelancer. Compare a graphic designer working in a company to a freelance designer. The freelancer has to hustle for new work, they need to network, they need to produce work, and they only ever get paid as each project is completed. They are paid only for their output...

Improved Parental Leave: The Way to Have Children and a Career

B.J. Epstein | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The work of raising children doesn't seem to be viewed with real respect. If it were, parental leave for working parents would be fully paid, it would last longer, and it would include equal amounts of time for both parents.

Call to Action: Girl Geeks, Make Yourselves Known

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Females account for between 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at universities in the UK. I had heard the numbers, but they had failed to capture just what it would feel like to find yourself in a large lecture room filled with 150 students, only 20 of whom were female.

It's Time to Teach Networking in Schools and Universities

Andy Lopata | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

Networking is still left off the syllabus at our schools and universities. I gave a talk to 40 undergraduate students from the Netherlands recently. Speaking to them before the presentations, very few of them were aware of networking, other than perhaps as some concept that they had been told would be important to them.

How to Go from Employee to Entrepreneur

Neeta Patel | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

If you feel stuck in a rut with your current job and think you could do better job of running a company, here is some of my top advice on making the switch from employee to entrepreneur.

Align With Your Life's Purpose and Use Your Unique Gift Doing What You Love

Claudia Spahr | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

I used to be a hard-working corporate woman. My best shoulder firmly attached to the wheel, I dedicated my life to work. Being a television foreign correspondent in a city you could call the centre of the Western world (London) meant I had to drop everything when news broke.