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Put Down The Crystal Ball: Understanding Brexit's Impact On The UK Finance Sector

Rob Brouwer | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Politics
Rob Brouwer

In my last blog, I said that speculators had to put down the crystal ball and face facts. Since I last posted, an election has been called and Britain is very much on the campaign trail, which comes with its own distinctive fervor. The discussion around the prospects of some industries can often get confusing, which is why sticking to what the facts are telling us - in this time of electoral uncertainty - are the best way of getting the bigger picture.

Five Ways To Improve Your CV And Get More Interviews

Alice Weightman | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Alice Weightman

Your CV is the gateway between you and that first meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager, or future boss. If you want to get your foot in the door, ...

Employ Me, I'm A Parent!

Emily Abbey | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Parents
Emily Abbey

But just how do parents explain a short spell of baby-making and toddler-rearing without potential future employers simply writing us off as either out of the game, or that we'll just be incredibly needy employee's demanding the working world revolve around our sproglets?

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.

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.

Late Twenties Unemployment Diary

Chris Sav | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

September After completing a full-time, year long post graduate degree I felt that I needed a break. But I also felt that the break shouldn't last ve...

Three Ways to Trust Yourself After Graduation

Steve Errey | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Errey

When you graduate, taking your first steps out of College or University into the big, bad world is, how to put it...

Life Inertia

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

Trying to fill your days with productive and proactive work is difficult - even if you are learning to drive or have evening activities to go to etc. I'm very lucky that I don't have money worries, but for people who are job searching without financial support, it must be a complete nightmare, and so stressful.

Why Good Students Struggle to Get Jobs

Julian Tan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I recall memorising the timeline of human prehistory when I was twelve - Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic - from the fresh first pages of my history textbook. It was past midnight, and their quirky names numbed my tongue and befuddled my brain. Nevertheless, I forcibly committed them to memory, motivated by the promise that hard work at school will one day pay off...

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...

Why I See a Future in Feedback

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Feedback. Yes, it's a big ask but it is also something that has the potential to transform young people's lives.

Five Common Job Interview Blunders You Don't Want to Make

Marianne Stenger | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Would you ever bring your dog to a job interview or use Google to find the answer to a tricky question? Or perhaps you like to practice your yoga poses to stay relaxed during interviews?

Importance of Staying Healthy Whilst Job Hunting

Stacey Lucas | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Lucas

So you are job hunting, could be you are planning on changing jobs or careers, been made redundant, just left school, college or university or you have lost your job.

Fresher's Week May Just Have Finished, But Start the Job Hunt Now

Robyn Peel | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Robyn Peel

It's the beginning of the academic year and looking for a job at the end of your degree is likely to feel a very long way off. There is a whole lot of hoops to jump through, coffee to consume and essays to write before that even gets to the top of your priority list. I totally get it. But there are things you can do now that will make that job hunt process so much easier.

Avoid the Trap of Unpaid Internships - 5 Alternative Ways to Add to Your CV

Jenna Allcock | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jenna Allcock

Don't be fooled into thinking unpaid internships are an essential stop on the route to graduate employment - there are alternative ways to add to your CV and land a great graduate job without spending months on end in unpaid labour!

Foot in the Door

Tim Manton | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tim Manton

What's really important, however, is- to borrow a cliche here - getting a foot wedged in the metaphorical door. Employers like seeing different names on the CV. Many expect experience, even for a graduate position, which generally means an unpaid internship or two and a lot of asking around.

How to Make the Ultimate Career Move

Janice Haddon | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Janice Haddon

It can be a tricky thing finding the right job. We spend so much time in work though, it is essential that we find something that is the right fit and supports the foundation of our happiness. We are so much more than the 'bit' that turns up for work but if that 'bit' isn't happy it can have an incredibly negative effect on our wellbeing.

The Expat Credentials

April Salchert | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
April Salchert

Many expats don't return home, but this is not necessarily due to perpetual wanderlust or adventure-seeking. Residing abroad can also be motivated by a particular fear. This fear is not politically, culturally, or emotionally rooted. It is a fear of what our expat lives have done to our resumes.

CV Howlers: What NOT to Write on Your CV

Corinne Mills | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Corinne Mills

Following a survey we have just done, we found that a staggering 98 per cent of job applicants are reducing their chances of success significantly through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs. These errors have lead to a number of alarming disclosures, such as being "A director with a strong breath", or, perhaps fresh from watching Sweeney Todd, "Baker, working on ovens and customers".

The 'Shirley Valentine' Experience: Make Summer Your Catalyst for Change

Maite Baron | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

A few people really do have Shirley Valentine moments like this, but many more who should, never think of their holiday as potentially a powerful catalyst for change. So they go back home to live the life they've always lived, no matter how unrewarding or disappointing it is. But why do that?

Networking in the Public Sector

Harry Freedman | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Freedman

A good networker makes sure they have the right contacts and that their contacts are aware of what they have to offer. You can make contacts in many different ways, through introductions at work, through social media or through events or conferences. But however you make your contacts, you choose them for the right reasons.

Using An Improving Jobs Market To Consider A Career Change

Harry Freedman | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Harry Freedman

Better news from the job market might mean that you can start thinking about a change, and at very least begin to gather the information you need to make a successful transition.

The Secret Job Search Ingredient

Harry Freedman | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK
Harry Freedman

There is plenty of good advice around for job seekers. Nearly every committed job seeker knows how to write a good 2-page CV, and how to network, and they are all throwing everything they have got at their job search. Yet, for many people it clearly still isn't working.

UK: My Day Of Unemployment

Charlie Lemay | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Lemay

2013-03-25-EN_blog_international_spotlight_02.pngFrom the moment I open my eyes and wipe away the sleep I know what's in store. A lot of emailing, a lot of research, a lot of looking through job search engines and a lot of procrastination. I'm mentally preparing myself; it's me against the stats.

Charlie Thomas

Where Are The Best And Worst Places To Be Job Hunting? (INFOGRAPHIC) | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Competition for jobs in London has reached a one-year high according to the latest research from job search site Adzuna. For the second year in a ...