UK Careers

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

It's Time to Develop a Coaching Culture

Rachel Kay | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Rachel Kay

Not everybody has to be a professionally qualified coach, but if everybody with management responsibilities at least exhibits coaching behaviours the result can be extremely powerful.

What Inspires Women to Get Into Technology?

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

It was clear that some of my colleagues pursued career in technology career for the love of it and because they could see that it will transform lives, even though their teachers and family may have actively discouraged them.

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

Grab Yourself a Piece of the Growing Tech Economy

Karen Price | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Tech
Karen Price

It's genuinely exciting to see that there are now entry routes for people from the widest possible range of educational backgrounds, all of them getting the chance to climb a career ladder that can take them right to the top.

Every School Should Have Someone To Lead Its Career Education

Tristram Hooley | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tristram Hooley

Leading careers work in a school is a critical role which requires the upskilling and recognition of teachers who take it on. If we can develop impassioned careers champions in all of our schools we can develop a truly world class career development system.

What Do Companies Want From Their Apprentices?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Last month, HuffPost UK hosted a careers advice event for London teenagers to give them a chance to learn about apprenticeships. We wanted to give ...

Use Your Best Dating Techniques to Land Your Dream Job

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Swatee Jasoria

Our quest for finding the perfect job is no different. It is important we don't give up after a handful of duds and rejections - the right one is out there. Just like when you find love, once you find your dream job, you can be the happiest person ever.

Gender Stereotypes 'Turning Girls Off Maths And Science Careers'

PA | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Gender stereotypes may be turning girls off careers in maths and science, according to an international study. It suggests that parents are more li...

The Secret Formula to Success

Carol Stewart | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

Most people who are successful in their particular areas of expertise have not got to where they are overnight. What you see is the polished product and there has been a lot of polishing going on behind the scenes to get there.

The Future of Work Is a Global Arms Race for Skills

Mark Hillary | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The life of a zero hours employee is in many ways similar to that of a freelancer. Compare a graphic designer working in a company to a freelance designer. The freelancer has to hustle for new work, they need to network, they need to produce work, and they only ever get paid as each project is completed. They are paid only for their output...

Improved Parental Leave: The Way to Have Children and a Career

B.J. Epstein | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
B.J. Epstein

The work of raising children doesn't seem to be viewed with real respect. If it were, parental leave for working parents would be fully paid, it would last longer, and it would include equal amounts of time for both parents.

Call to Action: Girl Geeks, Make Yourselves Known

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Females account for between 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at universities in the UK. I had heard the numbers, but they had failed to capture just what it would feel like to find yourself in a large lecture room filled with 150 students, only 20 of whom were female.

It's Time to Teach Networking in Schools and Universities

Andy Lopata | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK
Andy Lopata

Networking is still left off the syllabus at our schools and universities. I gave a talk to 40 undergraduate students from the Netherlands recently. Speaking to them before the presentations, very few of them were aware of networking, other than perhaps as some concept that they had been told would be important to them.

How to Go from Employee to Entrepreneur

Neeta Patel | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Neeta Patel

If you feel stuck in a rut with your current job and think you could do better job of running a company, here is some of my top advice on making the switch from employee to entrepreneur.

Align With Your Life's Purpose and Use Your Unique Gift Doing What You Love

Claudia Spahr | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

I used to be a hard-working corporate woman. My best shoulder firmly attached to the wheel, I dedicated my life to work. Being a television foreign correspondent in a city you could call the centre of the Western world (London) meant I had to drop everything when news broke.

Observe The Masses, Do The Opposite

James Caan CBE | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

In the past few years there has been a huge soar in the number of people considering entrepreneurship as a career and actually taking the leap into starting their own business. Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars!

Could Flying With Emirates Be Your Dream Job?

Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to work around the world and base yourself in a sunny, fun-filled city? Flying with Emirates could be the ideal career for you. From humble b...

Does the PR Industry Suffer from Hypocrisy?

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Why is there such an unwillingness or lack of proactive effort to move with the times? If you pride yourself on developing relevant brand-marketing strategies, it's crucial to diversify the PR employee roster.

Getting Poorer Students Connected is the Key to Career Success

Mark Boleat | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Mark Boleat

Politicians, while united in their view that social mobility needs to improve, differ in their solutions on how to accelerate it. The gap between poor and better-off students is narrowing, but there is still a long way to go.

Get Rich or Die Trying

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

The seduction of becoming rich has the power to grip the imagination and inspire endless daydreams of 'making it big'. Moreso for those from less privileged backgrounds, the prospect of escaping the struggles of financial lack can drive a particularly all-encompassing pursuit of large living.

How to Survive an Emotionally Unintelligent Boss

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

Self awareness is the first and most influential aspect of EI: the few who are gifted with true self awareness have a realistic understanding of how what they feel affects what they do. They also understand which situations trigger certain emotional responses in themselves and others.

Young People Get Made Redundant Too! Facing Redundancy in Your 20s

Rachel Egan | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

One in seven British employees has lost their job since the beginning of the recession in 2008, but when I was being made redundant at 23, all the advice and personal stories I could find were aimed at people in their thirties and above, meaning I felt confused and isolated.

69 Things You Should NOT Do as a Freelancer

Lizzie Davey | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

I haven't been freelancing for long, but I've learnt very quickly what things you should and shouldn't do. That's not to say I've mastered NOT doing these things - I'm still learning (there's a lot of them) - but putting them down on paper sure makes it easier.

So, What's the Top Earning UK Careers? You Might Be Surprised

Paul Drury | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Paul Drury

In the current economic climate it's so important to think about the nature of our work. More and more people are thinking about doing work that really matters.