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Older and Wiser? Give Women in Their 50s a Chance

Geri Richards | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Geri Richards

Take a quick look around your office - how many desks are occupied by women over 50? I know that the 'fairer sex' are supposedly sensitive about revealing their ages but the issue of unemployment in the over 50s is not something to be coy about.

Step off the Roller Coaster of Life to Avoid Burnout

Carol Stewart | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

The demarcation between work life and personal life has become distinctively blurred. For some of us, the advance in technology means that we can be tied to our work 24/7. But whilst the increasing pace of the advancement of technology has many positive benefits, there is also a dark side to it in that we are not switching off.

Feeling Lost? You May be Part of Generation Somewhere Else

Clare Fisher | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Fisher

Around the time you graduated, the economy sunk into a depression so moody that it wouldn't roll out of bed to answer your calls - no matter how loudly you flagged up your Qualifications and (unpaid) Experience.

What Comedians Have To Say About The 9-5

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A dark sense of humour is definitely required when it comes to work. Of all the areas of daily life, our careers tend to provoke as much anxiety, ...

Are Enforced Lunchbreaks The Only Way To Stop People Eating Al-Desko?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bosses: if employees don't take a proper break (and most of us don't), you may need to take a more proactive approach. Employers have been urged t...

I'm Pregnant at 28 - and I Think Kirstie Allsopp's Right

Annie Ridout | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ridout

For my girlfriends, ranging in age from mid 20s to mid 30s, it's not just careers that stand in the way of reproduction; it's also letting go of their drink-fuelled social lives. They've all been to uni and most are working in jobs they love but they're not ready to put down the wine and pick up the nappies.

Don't Look Back (Too Much)

Stefan R M Lancy | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan R M Lancy

Brace yourselves, this may come as something of a surprise. I've dropped out of Oxford. Yes, I know. It's something of an about face considering my previous posts but hear me out. I left, not due to egregious academic incompetence, lewd or licentious behaviour beneath hall tables or even to pursue a love interest. It's taken me a while to reflect on this but here I go. I'd welcome your thoughts.

Building the Future: Women in Construction

Meg Munn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It will not be a surprise to hear that the construction industry has some of the lowest numbers of women workers in any sector of the economy. With around 11% of the workforce, and as little as 1% of the manual trades, there is little concern in the industry and only modest attempts to change it. Do the low numbers of female workers in construction matter?

Interview With Student Porn Star, Luke-Kristopher Davis

Samantha Booth | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Booth

Everyone loves a gossip, so when a Swansea student revealed they have taken a paid job as a porn star on his year abroad, news travelled fast...

How To Stop Working So Hard And Still Get All Your Work Done (Yes, Really!)

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ouch. We know you don't want to hear it, but UK workers are lagging behind on the productivity front. In 2012, the Office for National Statistics r...

The Debate on Social Mobility Needs a New Focus

Libby Hackett | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Hackett

Universities and others should now focus on employment outcomes for graduates as well as getting students into and through their degree. Traditional universities in particular, have not previously thought this part of their role.

Apprenticeships in the UK Music Industry

Jo Dipple | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jo Dipple

There has never been a more diverse or technically challenging array of roles in music for young people to choose from. But likewise, the music industry thrives because of the constantly refreshing pool of young creative talent driving it. That talent has ensured the UK is the headline act on the global music stage.

Shhh....Seven Secrets Of Successful People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you listen to tales of success, they usually have one thing in common: an ability to fail. A recent Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert describes how...

Don't Give Up: 9 Successful People Who Almost Didn't Make It

Georgia James | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you watch the endless parade of glamorous celebrities sashaying down the red carpet come awards season, it’s easy to assume they’ve all had f...

Possibly The Best Jobs In The World: Do You Agree?

Georgia James | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Ever feel like you’re in the wrong job? You’re certainly not alone. A recent study found that as many as one in three Brits are unhappy at work. B...

Which Office Job Are You Best Suited For? (QUIZ)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Every job seeker is looking for a job. But are we always hunting in the right place? A recent report found that businesses are suffering from an in...

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

Motherhood: Not the World's Toughest Job

Kiran Chug | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

I'm a mother of two, and it's isn't hell. It's hard, yes; it's tough some days, yes, it's exhausting, often thankless, confusing, difficult, frustrating - it's all of these things. But it's not the toughest job in the world.

7 Reasons Why Your Co-Worker Blanks You In The Hallway

Huffington Post UK | Libby Banks | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us spend more time with out co-workers than with our partners, kids and friends—and as office hours continue to creep up, it’s no surprise...

In Defense of Unpaid Internships

Isabel Maguire | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Maguire

We hear the stories of many fellow comrades who have fallen foul to that 'vampiric' institution of unpaid internships which appears to sap the elixir of life from aspirational go-getters. These people have watched The Devil Wears Prada one time too many. There's a whole corner of the internet dedicated to sharing these exaggerated cosmopolitan horror stories.

Anyone For Human Sheep Herding? Weird And Wonderful Team Building Events...

Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to provoking a hostile reaction from employees, the words ‘team building activities’ are up there with ‘redundancies’ and ‘pay...

Five Tips For Graduates Considering A Career In Teaching

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

There is currently a growing demand for teachers in this country, particularly within inner city schools. Once employed, newly qualified teachers earn...

Heart Monitors To Hypnotism: Unusual Habits Of Happy Workplaces

Georgia James | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Abundant holiday entitlement, a bulging pay-packet, easy-going bosses, flexible hours… When you’re feeling disillusioned by the daily grind, it’...

Students Want Greater Access to Work Experience and Industry Content

Aaron Porter | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Porter

For universities and institutions the message is even more unequivocal, greater collaboration is vital, and not only because students want it and businesses value the graduates it produces.

The Realities of Retail: 'This Is My Proper Job!'

Nola Chesworth | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nola Chesworth

Working in retail doesn't make you uneducated or unambitious. Just because someone spends their day in a shop rather than an office, a classroom, a courtroom, a hospital, a museum, a library, or a lecture theatre doesn't mean they are incapable of working in any of these places, they have just chosen not to.