You're Hired! How to Get Your CV Noticed

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

This September, over 500,000 graduates will enter the UK employment market. It's a staggering figure. And with competition for positions at the country's top firms so fierce, it has never been more important for candidates to think about how they can make their CV stand out from the rest...

How to Cope With a Job You Hate

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Gabrielle Leimon

Consider a full turn around. Work in your loathed job for as long as you can stick it and quit. Then go work abroad and completely change your surroundings. I know that this option isn't always affordable or possible for people, but changing your surroundings may be the therapeutic change that you need.

Does a Masters Level Education Help You in the Job Hunt?

Caitlin Hamilton | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Caitlin Hamilton

For the second time in my academic career, I am coming to the end of a degree qualification. Come June, I shall be graduating from student life for the last time, as I finish off my Masters in Science Journalism...

Are Students Lazy, or Just Being Overworked?

Victoria Farley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria Farley

Modern student culture in the UK is based around one thing, and one thing alone- drinking. It's ingrained into students the moment they step onto campus for the first time, with a week of celebrations and revelry that's actively encouraged by every university in the country.

Why Being a Mummy Really is the Best Job in the World

Jane Newman | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Newman

Every day is different, brings with it new challenges, as well as happy memories and laughter. Each child is very different, with their own little personalities. It's funny to see bits of myself and my husband in each of them.

Fear of the Future

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

For the next four months, I will be completing my university degree. Then, from the end of May, for possibly the first time in my life, I have no idea what I'll be doing. I'm both excited and completely terrified.

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?

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.

Something's Got to Give: It's Surprising What You Can Find in Your Morning Coffee

Sophie Darling | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Darling

We are all told that we can find the perfect job but the reality is that with so many options many of us are confused and still in search of the holy grail of jobs. We all want a job that get's us excited, pays a decent salary, helps others and is fulfilling - but does it exist?

Should Workers Still Be Paid For Time at the Office or What They Actually Deliver?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I haven't worked in a single corporate job where I was paid overtime. The last time I could actually claim overtime regularly for hours worked beyond those normally scheduled was when I was stacking apples on the produce counter in Safeway - happy days.

How to Nail a Job in Technology

Stephen Devlin | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Stephen Devlin

When people think about publishing, they tend to think about content, and assume that the technology challenges in publishing are about transferring the printed page to screen. For many consumer publishing businesses such as newspapers, magazines and trade books this is mostly true, but in science and education publishing the challenges are much greater as we are increasingly in the software business.

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...

Team Principal a 'Thing of the Past'

Todd McCandless | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

When McLaren announced the signing of Eric Boullier as the new Racing Director, some astute Formula 1 fans asked, "what the heck is a Racing Director? Is that a new Ron Dennis phrase for team principal?"

Robots Versus Humans: The Race for Employment

Chris Jones | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Research from Oxford University shows that almost half of today's jobs will be automated by the year 2034. This has dramatic implications for our workforce. And the impact is already being felt.

Seven Reasons Why Getting a Job Is a Terrible Idea

Jamie Flexman | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK
Jamie Flexman

We get told from a very early age that we are supposed to go to college, then to university, rack up a huge debt so that we can get a safe career and retire at 65 to grow old and wear brown trousers. No. That's just stupid.

Third Metric - Be the Change

Chantelle Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I'm an ordinary, hard-working woman and have climbed the corporate ladder vigorously. At 25 I was already earning a 6 figure salary & won every award along the way. At 26 I was managing employees 20 years my senior and hosted a business radio show on the side. My whole life up to this stage has just been: Go, go, go! But something lacked.

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

How to Get a Job in a Creative Industry Without Leaving the House

Emily Buchanan | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Buchanan

When you graduate, you open a door. That door leads into a grey room and when you are inside that grey room, there is no turning back. This isn't adulthood, this is that limbolic period in between. You cannot see the walls past the hazy weariness inside your brain and you cannot make out the exit.

Why I Rejected a Grad Scheme

Melissa Steel | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Melissa Steel

One of the scariest things about graduating from university is the lack of structure and financial security awaiting the ex-student. So why on earth did I say "thanks, but no thanks" to the final round of a graduate scheme?

The Secret To Happiness?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists in America have claimed the secret to happy relationships, a good education and a well-paid job is to wait until your 20s before you have s...

Way to Make Money in a Bad Economy #342: Become a Cam Girl

Chris Purnell | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Purnell

If one were to take a break from searching through job adverts on line, and instead searched for, 'pornography,' on Google, one would be inundated with websites devoted to sex in all its forms.

Workers Turn To Coffee And Chocolate To Stop 'Chronic Boredom' Of Work

PA | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

One in four office workers complain of "chronic boredom", turning to coffee and chocolate to lighten up their day. People are also more likely to h...