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Turning 30

Gina Lyons | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Thought I'd share on something in the hope that I'm not the only one to feel like it. I can already hear my older friends grown at the title of this blog. I'll probably get a few "wait until you hit 40/50" comments. And rightly so I guess.

Giving Up on My Lifelong Dream Was the Best Thing I Ever Did

Soozi Baggs | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Soozi Baggs

I found that my totally unsuitable and unattainable dream was as restricting to my yearned for freedom as the current job I loathed. Deep down in my subconscious I had known that this dream didn't really suit me. So there was no way I was ever going to allow myself to attain it.

Things That Start Happening When You Love Your Job

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Blumenthal

Label me weird and a bit sad but I do think my job is pretty darn fab. I've identified some worrying consequences though. Do you recognise any of them?

When I Grow Up...

Caragh Little | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

When I grow up, none of my lessons will be boring. None of my jokes will be bad, apart from the ones which are intentionally terrible for ironic effect. All of my lessons will be planned to the last second and will never be derailed by tangents or contingencies or people falling asleep.

Skills to Succeed: How Your Hidden Skills Can Boost Your Career

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

Thinking about your future and getting onto the career ladder can be daunting, whether you have a strong CV or not. We often worry whether we are good enough for the role or if we have the right skills and experience.

The Price We're Paying For Stress And Anxiety At Work

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Huge numbers of people are hiding mental health conditions from their employers because they fear it will affect their job, according to a new report....

How to Live in London on Minimum Wage (And Still be Happy)

Lee Tobin | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Tobin

Almost two years ago now, I left that big mass of sun-scorched land down-under for the city which has now been ranked the world's most expensive to live and work in, according to a survey by global estate agents Savills.

Have You Got What It Takes to Go It Alone?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

Ensure you do have some financial cushion or savings, as it can all take much longer than you think to see a profit. Find a group of people in a similar situation to you (mastermind group, networking group) so you can learn from and support each other.

Does a 'Plan B' Give You The Edge ?

Saoud Moco | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Saoud Moco

For many amongst us, choices are simple, straightforward and so are life objectives. To you guys I bow out as I'm probably one of the majority who struggle to make sense of why things don't turn out the way we want them to.

Global Competitiveness: Good But Room for Improvement

Chris Jones | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

The annual report ranks the wealth and productivity of a country, and shows how good its long-term economic policies are. But even though we may perceive ourselves as forward-thinking, we aren't beating the likes of Singapore, Japan, and The Netherlands. So what's the secret for reaching the top?

New curriculum, same need for students to self-assess & self-promote

Pete Edge | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pete Edge

Students at primary and secondary schools returned to school last week to experience their first few days of a revamped 'tough' new curriculum that mi...

Have Some Manners, Please

Sian Elvin | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What kind of world do we live in now that no one bothers to tell another human being to have a nice day? ... Good manners can make someone's day, so let's all just give it a go. I'm sure we'll feel much better about ourselves as a result, and the world will probably be much nicer.

Everyone's Going to Uni, But It's Not the Only Way Into a Career

Simon Perriton | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Simon Perriton

With GCSE and A-Level results fresh in the hands of thousands of young people in the UK this week, it's important for students and their parents to be aware of the wide spectrum of available options. University will rightly continue to be a place for generations to continue their education, but it's naive to think of it as a 'one stop shop' for getting onto the career ladder.

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

Eight Ways Living Abroad Will Transform Your Life

Sophie Turton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Turton

Moving abroad is a scary prospect. The fear of the unknown is, in some way, present for everyone - even those whose intrepid spirits drive them around the globe. However, it is also exhilarating and, often, intoxicatingly addictive.

Am I the Happiest I Will Ever Be?

Lowenna Waters | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lowenna Waters

I am 25, and according to a new study, I should be the happiest I will ever be. Free from the stresses and responsibilities of family life, I should be carefree, secure and confident. But is this true?

Why Are Men More Likely To Get Approval for Flexible Working Than Women?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"Work to live, don't live to work" is a phrase often heard when trying to achieve that elusive work-life balance. But while more and more companies ar...

Turning a Spirit of Adventure Into a Business

Paul Archer | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Archer

I think it is fair to say I have an adventurous streak. I have hitchhiked and used local transport to cross West Africa and the Sahara Desert, via Timbuktu to Morocco; snow-boarded in the Himalayas; kayaked the White Nile; started an on-going volunteer project in Uganda and also driven a taxi around the world!

Developing the Employability Skills Businesses Are Looking For

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

Developing your employability skills is important if you want to stand out to employers and be successful when you apply for jobs. Whether you are in year 10 or year 13 there are several ways in which you can develop your employability skills whilst you're at school.

Put Home Economics Back on the Curriculum and See Health Improve

Geri Richards | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Geri Richards

Ok, I am going to get on my soapbox and talk about a subject that has been dear to my heart for a number of years. Let's get Home Economics back on the National Curriculum for all children from the age of 9 (at the very least - in my ideal world even younger).

Want to Pursue a Career Change at Mid Life But Don't Know What to Do? - Ask Your 15 Year Old Self

Carol Stewart | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

When I made my mid life career change after spending 28 years working in the same organisation, it was to pursue the thing that I was most passionate about and having now reconnected with my 15 year old self, I now realise that was the path I really wanted to pursue back then.

Fashion Internships: Not the Devil Wears Prada Edition

Madalina Ciobanu | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madalina Ciobanu

People were friendly and joked around, no one snapped at colleagues or interns, everyone said 'please' and 'thank you'. I was given articles to write and each of them was published on the website, with my byline. The online editor would take time to go through each article with me, explaining what I did right and what I could improve on, as well as teaching me how to use the CMS, Google Analytics etc.

How To Be Successful A Successful Actor: Become A Triple Threat

Catherine Balavage | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

Acting is a hard business. Don't get me wrong, doing the actual job isn't hard, it is a brilliant career, but the industry is a tough one and many actors remain out of work and in poverty. That is why I wrote my book, How To Be a Successful Actor: Becoming an Actorpreneur.

Young at Work - And Don't We Know It

Sarah Kwong | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Last year, when I was 23, I was asked to do some freelance work for a website. It was a really exciting opportunity, and I couldn't wait to take on a new challenge. A few days in, my boss emailed me. Nestled between the chitchat was a question about my age. As in, what is it? Happily, I told her. And that's when everything changed.

The Diary of a Hermit: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME

Sophie Eggleton | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Eggleton

The frequency of brain fog and general lethargy has made the task of writing this feature an arduous one, so on this occasion you will have to absorb my story from my video tale. Rather than a finely-tuned scripted speech, I decided to just press record and see what came out on the subject.