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Heels Or Not, What You Wear Matters At Work And At Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Victoria McLean

Emulating your boss - to an extent, don't be creepy - in terms of dress is an unconscious way to win brownie points. Teams who work together often end up dressing in a similar manner and managers tend to be more aware of those who dress like them.

Finding Work-Life Balance Is An Intensely Personal Struggle

Quora | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Quora

I was convinced this was because my job was demanding, but as I shuffled my responsibilities around, switched jobs, and ultimately became a freelancer so I could call my own shots, I was still drowning, drowning in work.

The 'I' Factor - Why TV Needs People Like You And Me

Nimesh Joshi | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nimesh Joshi

First things first, I never thought about 'diversity' growing up. Not once did I think the colour of my skin, my social class, my religion or anything...

Love Your Work Colleagues: 10 Ways To Find Common Ground

Jen Barton | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

While lots of us dream of finding the right job - one that gets us excited about going to work each day, challenges us to perform above and beyond and...

Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

I recently stopped drinking to force myself into productivity. In some ways, this went well - I've been shortlisted for an award for my literary criti...

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to social media, LinkedIn is THE way to boost your career and land your dream job. If you craft an all-singing, all-dancing, perfect pro...

Addicted To Busy

Paula Bellostas Muguerza | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Bellostas Muguerza

It was a normal Wednesday for me: a 6.30am start to make sure I was in a cab doing the first call of the day by 7am followed by back-to-back meetings until well into the evening. And I am by no means one of these amazingly inspirational, successful and accomplished women.

My Job Means I Can Be Many Things - Does Yours?

Mat Galvin | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

Last month, it was fantastic to read about the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize. What a wonderful set of individuals doing amazing things around ...

Being Made Redundant? Don't Panic! Here Are Seven Top Tips To Get You a New Job Pronto

Victoria McLean | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Redundancy can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career. It's often hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and know how ...

Life Begins At 40?

Olivia Hill | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

There's a saying that 'life begins at 40'. As life expectancy has increased due to advances in medicine and technology, more of us can expect to live to a ripe old age, meaning that being 40 is around the midway point in life for many. It may be a good point to take stock of your life, look at where you've been, and think about where you want to go in the future.

Afro Hair In Business

Vivien Edwards | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Style
Vivien Edwards

I felt compelled to write this after watching on BBC, the video of a mother of an 11-year-old who produced an advert so her daughter could embrace her natural hair. Black hair is an important part of our identify and our heritage. Black women are beautiful regardless of what hair style they decide to rock.

Why A New CV Is Key For Women Returning To Work After Career Breaks

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria McLean

In a move that's long overdue, but way short of what's needed, these 'returnship' schemes help mostly women - and some men - resume their careers, often after caring for children, though sometimes for other reasons too. But it's most definitely more needed for women, as we're still predominantly responsible for staying home to look after the kids (come on, guys!).

Are Archaeologists Legitimate Treasure Hunters?

Emma Rosen | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.

On The Academic Road To Nowhere - One Scientist's Story

Emily Brown | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Emily Brown

I have always loved animals. When I was at primary school I was unable to reach the front entrance without stopping to remove imperilled earthworms from the pavement and safely return them to soil. Even as a teenager, on summer holidays in France I was more concerned with patrolling the swimming pool for drowning insects than tanning myself on a lounger.

So Many STEM Opportunities For Women, So Few Girls Pursuing It Still

Sarah Flannigan | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sarah Flannigan

all women everywhere There will be exciting, varied and rewarding jobs in the future, but if we don't act now there won't be enough people to fill them. More needs to be done to encourage today's 12 and 13-year-old girls to study science subjects at school, and in further and higher education.

New Year, New Job? Tackling The Pitfalls Of Promotion

Dr Mark Winwood | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Dr Mark Winwood

Climbing the professional ladder is a goal many people strive to attain. Motivated by the boost to self-esteem and confidence (not to mention the perk...

5 Simple Ways To Motivate Millennials In Your Workplace

Seb Atkinson | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Seb Atkinson

According to a survey by Deloitte, the Millennial generation, or Generation Y, will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025. As this generation are now m...

How Will It Ever Work?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

Yesterday was a game of two halves for me, a bit of a rollercoaster. I woke up early enough to have a decent length shower, wash my hair, dry it (shock) and put on a full face of makeup. All before the little man demanded breakfast.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

Encouraging Talented Women In Technology

Beverley Bryant | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Tech
Beverley Bryant

all women everywhere Getting more women into industries where they are traditionally under-represented and supporting talented women to be the best they can be isn't just good for those women, it is good for everyone.

National Apprenticeship Week Turns 10: Why Do Misconceptions About Training Still Exist?

Iain Bell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Iain Bell

When I started my apprenticeship in 1986, I knew I was joining a company that would provide me with the skills and training to have a successful caree...

Two-Year Degrees - Is That The Ideal Length Of A Bachelor's Course?

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

The issue is not what length or type of programme is better; the real issue is that the choice reflects the needs of the students and of society in general.

How To Be A Magic Maker

Emma Rosen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

All in all, I'm pretty bowled over by what he does for a living as you can probably tell, and standing next to George Clooney is definitely helping.

5 Smart Questions To Ask At Your Next Job Interview

Quora | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK
Quora

What questions should a job candidate ask the interviewer? Raad Ahmed, CEO and founder of LawTrades.com answers. There are obvious benefits related ...

Don't Rush Career Advancement If You Want To Thrive In The Business World

Claire Meadows | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Claire Meadows

Ambition - the drive and determination to succeed - is a key asset in business, but if it is not pursued in a disciplined and structured way then the ...