UK Careers

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.

4 Tips for Career Planning in the New World

Lily Bissett | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK
Lily Bissett

I remember starting my career as an intern in the city, working with my mentor to figure out my steps up the ladder and how quickly I could each hit each title. My career remained as fluid over the next five years. This is what I learned.

Advice on Getting a Job Abroad

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Working abroad is a great option for independent travellers as it can give you a base in a foreign location as you replenish your cash reserves. Several longer term options are well known - teaching English and au-pairing for example - but what about short term job opportunities?

The 29 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Career

Mark McCulloch | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Now that have been round the block in brand and marketing terms, I get asked from time to time what my tips are for anyone breaking into their first role or just trying to progress in their career.

Five Freelancing Faux Pas

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Self-discipline is a common problem for freelancers. Whether you're checking social media or getting distracted by your cat, it's easy to stray from your work without a boss breathing down your neck, which causes all sort of problems.

Happier Than Office Workers? Freelancing Was Just About The Most Stressful Job I've Had

Poorna Bell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I quit my office job in 2008, utterly frazzled and having just born the brunt of being managed by a terrible boss. I was exhausted, disillusioned with journalism, and just wanted an environment where I wasn't being bellowed at daily. Freelancing seemed the perfect option.

In The Market For A Breast Pump?

Mark Young | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Mark Young

Despite the highs and inevitable lows of being a business developer for the last 20 years, I've not only managed to create a great team since 2000 but we've also changed the way our clients think about how to open doors from cold.

Your CV Has Only Nine Seconds to Impress

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

To make sure your CV stands out from the crowd, instantly grabbing an employer's attention, it is vital to start developing a professional and concise overview of your skills and experience as early into your degree as possible. Here are some top tips to help you do so...

Am I Guilty of Not 'Leaning In', Just When Society Needed Me to Go the Extra Mile?

Holly Peacock | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Would I move out to the leafy suburbs of Surrey and commute into London in a bid to 'have it all'? Or would I head back to the North East where a cheaper, calmer life surrounded by my family awaited?