UK Careers

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...

Stop The World, I Want To Get Off!

Neeha Khurana | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neeha Khurana

We have so many demands on our time -- in all aspects of our lives. In a world crammed with multiple distractions, we're being pulled in every direction; having to squeeze so much more into 24 hours.

10 Things Motherhood Taught Me About My Career

Soozi Baggs | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents
Soozi Baggs

The person I was before I got pregnant, the one I was while I was pregnant, and the one I have become as a mother, are all different. By which I don't mean that I've lost my identity or changed beyond recognition but just that my dreams, hopes, priorities, interests, and who I want to be in the world have all changed. I still feel like me, but a newer version of me.

A Less London-Centric UK Is Possible - Here's How It Starts

Rob Brouwer | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Rob Brouwer

Since I last wrote on this blog, Theresa May has returned to 10 Downing Street in a startling result in June's snap election. Though it's not with the...

How Not To Commit Career Suicide On Social Media

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

For one thing, more and more people are getting fired because of posts on social media, whether due to inadvisable Facebook status updates slating their workplaces or getting involved in bad-mouthed Twitter spats.

How To Live With Regrets

Juliette Dyke | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

If you were at the end of your life now, looking back, how would you feel about the choices you made?

From Lab Bench To Children's Bedside - The Persistent Gender Gap In Science

Bethan Psaila | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Tech
Bethan Psaila

In academic medicine in the US and the UK, only 15-20% of tenured professors, departmental chairs, and senior scientific fellowship recipients are female. Interestingly, this is largely due to fewer women applying for senior level positions, rather than a bias by the awarding bodies. And when women do apply, they generally write less ambitious proposals and ask for less funding.

Diversity In The Creative Industry

Bonita Darkoh | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK
Bonita Darkoh

Throughout my life I have been reminded of my skin colour, this is not to say that it has always been negative; but from a young age I was aware. For ...

Should You Include A Photo Of Yourself On Your CV?

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

There's a huge debate between career experts right now over whether or not you should put a photo on your CV - after all, in this social media age, ev...

Why Marilyn Monroe Had It All Wrong: Purpose Is A Girl's Best Friend, Not Diamonds

Anne-Claire Berg | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Anne-Claire Berg

It's a passion for such a purpose - both our employers' and our own - that can give us the comfort, self-permission and foresight to believe that our loved ones will be better off for us not always being there. We're not being awful mums; we're out there trying to help shape the world our kids live in, in a positive way.

Now's The Time To Apply For An Apprenticeship - Here Are My Top CV Tips To Land One

Victoria McLean | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Whatever your political views, one good thing about the Conservative win in the General Election is their promise to create three million apprenticeships for young people aged between 16 and 24 by 2020.

Finding Your Passion

James Caan CBE | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

We all want to be original, we all want to be unique. The good news is, we already are. No two people are the same, we were born distinctively differe...

How To Write The Perfect Graduate CV To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's finals time and understandably it's tricky to think about anything else when your stress levels are through the roof and the timetable of exams is relentless. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is write your CV, after three years or more of hard study (and probably partying) before you sit your last paper.

Top Tips For A Happier Nine-To-Five

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

They say work is what you make of it, but actually it seems to be what others make of you at work that matters. If only careers advisors made that a...

My Letter To My Younger Self: You Will Find Your Career Vocation Eventually

Vivien Edwards | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK
Vivien Edwards

Exams are over and it is really time to feel liberated and rejoice. Why? Because your life and I emphasis 'your' life is only just beginning. The wor...

14 Ways To Fight Career Burnout Before It Starts

Quora | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK
Quora

How can I tell the difference between being burned out and just being lazy? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empo...

What Are The Most Common Pitfalls New Programmers Face?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

As soon as I read this question I went online to see if I could find a great article I once read about things you should never say to a new programmer. I couldn't find it, but the main takeaway was that a new programmer should be given the time to do small programs using the language of their choice...

What Are The Worst Mistakes People Make In Job Interviews?

Quora | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the worst mistakes people make in job interviews? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to ...

Why Cover Letters Matter - Here Are The Crucial Dos And Don'ts

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Be grown up, meticulous, thorough and treat it as a sales pitch for product YOU, and your cover letter will be anything but uninspiring - and it'll get those recruiters reading your incredible CV.

Want To Have A Rewarding Career? First, Get Comfortable With Uncertainty

Quora | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Quora

When you can face uncertainty, you stop making excuses for being in a situation you hate. Instead, you'll do some research to learn more about your options and you'll go do something else. Bad careers are for people who think there's something keeping them from making a change. The only thing in the way is their own response to uncertainty.