UK Careers

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.

The Millennial Contradiction

Emma Rosen | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

We want it all and we have been raised to expect it all. Except our expectations are dramatically failing to match up to the reality of a post-recession world.

The Museum Series: The Consultant

Alexander Bowden | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Alexander Bowden

Museums exist in the present day and need to react to dynamic audiences. You need to keep on your toes and think about what you are doing and ask yourself whether it makes sense to you and will it make sense to other people.

Goodbye Job, Hello Career?

Olivia Hill | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Do you take pride in what you do on a daily basis? Does the alarm clock on a Monday morning fill you with dread, or can you not wait to get into your workplace and set the world alight with the amount you can achieve throughout the week?

25 Before 25: Resignation And Explanation

Emma Rosen | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I have quit my civil service 'job for life' for the uncertainty of unemployment and the even greater uncertainty of having absolutely no idea what I want to do.

Mistakes That Got Me Stuck In My Career

Ellie Martin | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellie Martin

I think everyone would have at least one event in their lives wherein when they look back at it and say, "that was such a bad idea". Everyone has made...

Making The Most Of Change

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Neeha Khurana

If there's one thing about which we can be certain, it's that we will all face change - whether in our personal lives, in politics or at work. Change means different things to different people and affects us in ways we don't necessarily anticipate. To manage through and get the most out of change, we all need our own personal tool-kit to help us to not only cope, but to thrive.

Future Filmmakers And Educators: What Do You Need To Know?

Julia Wagner | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The current state of film education has been on my mind. I am launching a film studies course in January, based at London's historic Phoenix cinema an...

We're Writing A Great Story For Young People...

Adam Bradford | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

Forget Trump, forget Brexit, forget it all! I have a new story to tell you today - and that's about the way in which young people are taking matters into their own hands and shaping the future of the world they'd like to see.

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

Is A Pay Increase The Only Way To Motivate Employees?

Sasha G Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

A number of studies over the years have reported how money is a major sub-motivator when it comes to jobs. And even though money does put food on the ...

Five Ways To Develop Confidence In The Workplace: The Woman's Guide To Being Heard In A Competitive Career Landscape

Rachel Gilmore | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Gilmore

But without confidence, competency will only take you so far. Unfortunately in today's workplace, too many perfectly capable women lack the confidence required to progress in their careers.

Can Age Ever Be More Than Just A Number?

Darain Faraz | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Darain Faraz

I believe that businesses need to do more to re-engage older generations in the world of work today. As employers we have a responsibility - as well as a clear commercial opportunity - to encourage older people to look again at new careers and make it easier for them to switch roles.

Unpaid Internships Should Not Be Banned By Government

Liam Bywater | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Bywater

If internships are scrapped then fellow students like myself won't receive opportunities from companies and as a result we will find it more difficult to obtain a job

Less Talk, More Action Is Needed To Get Young People Into Engineering

Charis Lestrange | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Charis Lestrange

There are so many people who don't understand, like 12 year old me, and don't know the extent of the problems that engineers solve. These people could be our future engineers, our future workforce and our future students inspired to study maths and science at A Level.