UK Careers

What NOT to Write On Your CV

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When I worked in recruitment in the City, I was drowning in job applications for the first three months of the year. To speed up the process of ploughing through them, like everyone in my industry, I had certain CV no-nos which, when spotted, would send any potential candidates straight into the bin.

Creating A Resilient Workforce

Emma Rosen | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Emma Rosen

What would it be like if we were all fulfilled in our careers? I hope that many readers are happy and feel fulfilled in their working life. I assume...

We Urgently Need More Edupreneurs

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

Higher education tends to be remarkably conservative. This is understandable as it takes decades, even centuries, to build up a reputation which can b...

Vogue Editor Job Advert: Could You Be The Next Alexandra Shulman?

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Style

Following Alexandra Shulman’s announcement that she was stepping down as editor-in-chief of British Vogue, have you found yourself pondering: “Cou...

Teaching... To What End?

Bec Cousins | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK
Bec Cousins

I am a primary school teacher and have been for over 13 years now. I trained for four years, and went straight into my passion. I then panicked and th...

Stepping Outside Your Comfort zone

Amanda Alexander | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

In my previous post here on Huffington Post I chatted about what is next, after we have decided what we really, really want.

2017 Has Been Billed As A 'Tipping Point' For Flexible Working, So Why Is It So Hard To Find A Job Outside Of The 9-5?

Hayley Kearney | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Parents
Hayley Kearney

Many professional women are lucky enough to be able to return flexibly to their posts after maternity leave. But what if you take a career break or your company can't offer the flexibility you need? What about flexible roles at the point of hire?

What Happens When You Really Go For It? Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

Amanda Alexander | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Alexander

I want to take "me" - which means my business - to a much bigger audience. I want to get, FAR more women, to stop doubting themselves and start living more daringly. I want to see them achieve things they never thought they could.

Do I Need To Go To A Good University?

Johnny Rich | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Rich

There are plenty of people who'll tell you that if you don't go to a 'good' university there's barely any point going at all. There's no point, they'll say, studying something obscure at some uni no one's ever heard of.

Generation Z Will Save Us And Trump Intolerance

Sinead Bunting | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Sinead Bunting

I rarely go to the cinema but over the Christmas break my cousin invited me to go and see a movie which happened to be Star Wars Rogue One. I hadn't ...

I'm Grown Up And I Want To Be...

Azhar Kholwadia | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Azhar Kholwadia

A question I often asked myself and ironically still find myself asking this question at the ripe old age of 24.

Why It's OK To Say 'I'm Happy'

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

I rarely vocalise this. That's not to say I'm an outwardly gloomy person - I'd like to think I'm cheerful enough most of the time. I just don't ever feel that it's appropriate to bang on to my friends or colleagues about the great things in my life.

Inventors Club Whitechapel: Driving Social Change Through Technology Within London's East End

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

My recent adventures in Tower Hamlets have filled me with inspiration. Inventors Club Whitechapel looks forward to 2017 with ambitious projects to continue their mission of highlighting and nurturing young and local talent.

How To Beat The 'Back To Work' Blues

Juliette Dyke | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Juliette Dyke

Now a year on, I can see exactly why I felt so misaligned between 'real' me and 'work' me. Taking time off had allowed me to explore and live out some of the values which were most important to me, such as freedom, connection and discovery.

Six Lessons I Learnt From Leaving A Career In The City

Gee Elliott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

This first week back at work after the Christmas break is supposedly the biggest of the year for resignations. It's no surprise really - new year, new...

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

Are Mentors Really Helpful In Acheiving Your Career Goals?

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Ife Ade Tokan

A mentor is indispensable in getting you to the next level in your career and enhancing your prospects of success. It is never too late to get a mentor, simply because the road to success has no destination, but a constant journey of development and self-assessment till the day you die. So get one today!

Why You Should Quit Your Job In 2017

Claire Beveridge | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Claire Beveridge

Ultimately, there will never be a perfect moment to quit your job. Unless you land a huge freelance contract whilst you're still employed, chances are you're better off looking for a good moment rather than the perfect one. So what are you waiting for?

Solicitor To Homeless Supporter

Emma Rosen | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I met Josh Taylor in an Afghan restaurant. We broke the ice over a 'couple's selection' of charcoal grilled meat, dhal and some obligatory naan. We share a passion for Central and South Asia, having met the year before in Kyrgyzstan, as you do.

A Connected World: It's Time We Put A Stop To Cybercrime

Adrian Adair | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
Adrian Adair

Over the past decade, our habits as consumers have radically evolved, from online banking and shopping to how we communicate with our family members - remember fax machines for communication in the workplace and the introduction of the first mobile phone?

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

Patriarchy Two Point O

Tim Wilson | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Tim Wilson

We discussed me leaving work. I'd never thought about it, and being honest, the thought of it terrified me. I tried to get to grips with it - giving up a year of work - but I really, really struggled. I realised how much I've been programmed to expect a life of 'old-school masculinity', desk- and duty-bound.

Everything You Need To Know About Shared Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Parents

Until last year, taking paid time off work to look after a new baby rested very much on the mother’s shoulders. But since the introduction of shared...

ASOS Is Hiring 1,500 New People, Here's How To Be One Of Them

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Style

Over 1,500 new ASOS jobs are opening up in London thanks to an office refurbishment at its HQ in Camden. Over the next three years, the online fashion...

A Presidential Combination: Liberal Arts And Professional Education

Professor Maurits van Rooijen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Professor Maurits van Rooijen

The United States of America's president-elect Donald Trump and defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton do have something in common: they both pursued a liberal arts degree before progressing to graduate schools.