Job Seekers

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.

James Caan Is Right - But For Different Reasons

Harry Freedman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Freedman

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, James Caan, the Government's new Social Mobility Tsar says that parents should not help their children to get a job. Instead they should encourage kids to make their own way. The reason he gives is that when parents hold back they help their children to develop. I agree, but for a different reason.

Ned Simons

Underemployed Workers Want More Hours, But Bosses Will Not Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

Official unemployment figures are disguising the fact that a significant number of people who are in both full time and part time work are not able to...

Job Seekers Aren't Commodities

Harry Freedman | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Freedman

People have always played politics with unemployment, that won't change. But what could, and should, change is the way that job search support is delivered.

'Illegal' To Force Graduate Cait Reilly To Work For Free In Poundland

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Universities & Education

University graduate Cait Reilly has won her Court of Appeal claim that requiring her to work for free at a Poundland discount store was unlawful. T...

Teenager May Have Been Job Hunting When He Was Stabbed To Death

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

A "caring and quiet" teenager may have been out looking for a job when he was stabbed to death in the street. Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, had left h...

Number Of Unemployed Young People 'More Than Doubled'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

The number of young people out of work for over two years has more than doubled since 2008, according to new research. The stark statistics show a...

Number Of Unemployed Young People 'More Than Doubled'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK

The number of young people out of work for over two years has more than doubled since 2008, according to new research. The stark statistics show a...

Shy And Retiring? Why British Modesty Fails Jobseekers In Interviews

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

British modesty is holding back jobseekers, according to a survey from Gumtree.com. A study shows that 92% of jobseekers aren’t confident talkin...

Would You Give A Potential Employer Your Facebook Password?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.03.2012 | UK

Potential employers have taken to asking job seekers for their Facebook passwords, it has been reported. While glancing at a potential staff membe...

Tesco: JSA Job Advert Was 'IT Mistake'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Tesco has hit back at criticism of its employment policy after a job advert appeared listing wages for a night shift role in East Anglia as "JSA plus ...

Tesco Job Advert Offering 'JSA Plus Benefits' Sparks Outrage

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.02.2012 | UK

Twitter users have reacted in outrage to a Tesco job advert which offers "Job Seekers Allowance plus expenses" in wages. The successful applicant ...

I am NOT Jeremy Clarkson

Ian Watson | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

I'm not Jeremy Clarkson. Let me make that absolutely clear. In fact I care not one bit for pretty much everything he says and does and his attitude, which can be summed up as, "Shut the fuck up, hippie, I'm talking," makes me wish I was a short, black lesbian working-class aristocratic motorphobe, just to be as unlike him as possible.

Job Market Faces 'Slow, Painful Contraction'

PA | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

The jobs market is facing a "slow, painful contraction", with firms scaling back decisions on whether to recruit more staff against a background of gl...