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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.

How Do I Change Careers When I Don't Know Where to Start?

Adele Barlow | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"Too much research, not enough action". Yet another trend is isolation and turning your career change into a never-ending project as opposed to a reality. However, opportunities (especially those related to career change and entrepreneurship) most often come attached to people.

Five Ways to Network More Successfully in the Hyperconnected Age

Julia Hobsbawm | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Julia Hobsbawm

This is the age of collaboration and reciprocity. Share what you know with others: send a link to an article you have read, order a book and put it in the mail, help someone who looks like they are having an attack of shyness across the corner of a cocktail party room. Above all, be interested in ideas and others, not just yourself.

Making the Most of Your Assets: How to Use Your Digital Skills to Stand Out From the Crowd

Ann Pickering | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Pickering

As the economy shows welcome signs of recovery, Government and businesses are waking up to the fact that digital is a key driving force behind this growth. But, in order to make the most of the digital opportunity, there must be people with the right skills and experience at the heart of our workforce.

Closing the Gender Gap in Engineering

Stacey Orr | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stacey Orr

While there's no doubt that the country has come a long way in terms of gender equality in the workplace, there are still industries where women are significantly under represented. If we look at the engineering sector, for example, only 8% of engineers in the UK are women . In fact, the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe.

Work Is No Laughing Matter. Or Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Any psychologist will tell you that laughter is definitely the best medicine when it comes dealing with anxiety, particularly when it comes to work. ...

Why I Am Not Surprised That 54% of Us Cannot Name a Female Scientist

Chi Onwurah | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

What I think is new now is a broader recognition that it's a question of UK competitiveness - excluding half our population from the technical skills pool and limiting our innovation to the imaginations of one narrow demographic. As well as being overwhelmingly male STEM professionals are much more likely to be white and middle class than the population as a whole.

10 Reasons These Are The Happiest Professions Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Although it might be tempting to assume that a new career will make you happy, there's more to feeling satisfied at work than your job title. Resea...