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The Problem With Age

Joanna Abeyie | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK
Joanna Abeyie

I believe in the importance of judging an individual on their skills, competencies, experience and unique talents when identifying their ability to do...

Can't Get A New Job? Here's What You're Doing Wrong...

Victoria McLean | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Trying to get a new job can sometimes seem like a Sisyphean task. Despite applying for perhaps dozens of roles, you're not getting any positive replie...

The Tech Trends You Need To Know To Land That New Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

Employers are now harnessing online technology more than ever to screen and select job applicants. As well as obviously saving time and costs, it's also a way to increase the diversity of their teams by reaching out to previously hard-to-reach pockets of the population.

Pink, Play And Power: Gender Stereotypes And Toys

Vanessa Rogers | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa Rogers

Watching TV on catch up last night I was delighted to see Mary Portas on Channel 4, Barbie - the most famous doll in the world, but dismayed as I saw her explore the links between gender stereotypes and the toys children play with

Careers Advice Must Start To Champion Apprenticeships And Traineeships

Debbie Gardiner | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Debbie Gardiner

Enter the careers advisor. "This is a very exciting time. Now you've completed your GCSEs, you've got to make a choice between college or Sixth Form."...

Bloch To Blockchain, Finzi To FinTech - Changing Career Midlife

Caroline Page | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Caroline Page

The big lesson for me has been that as soon as we start to think laterally about how our skills can be redeployed in other areas of business, then a whole new world of opportunity opens up. The challenge then becomes less about re-training, and more about making that initial jump.

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!