UK Jobs

Bad Work Is Worse Than No Work, So Why Should Unemployed People Take Any Job?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Nick Stephenson

If we want the kind of economy and country where all are empowered to make the most of their careers and lives, and where the needs of the many are prioritised over those of the few, we need to understand the real story behind the coalition 'recovery'.

You May Start Feeling A Bit Richer, Just In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics

Britons may be starting to feel a bit richer just in time for Christmas as official figures show that wages have been rising faster than prices. Th...

Looking for a New Job In 2015 - Flock to Twitter

Ed Fletcher | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Twitter is often written off as a haunt for teenagers, celebrities and media darlings, but it also provides opportunities for experienced professionals to advance their careers...

The Power of Apprenticeships

Adeline Ginn | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Adeline Ginn

If we are to grow and prosper as a country - we must invest in our youth. With university graduates racking up an average of more than £30,000 worth of debt, apprenticeships provide a great alternative of structured and hands on learning, not to mention that the financial incentive that students can earn whilst they learn.

'Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful' - When Beauty Is Bad for You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Researchers based at the University of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Technology have just published a study which examines what they describe as a 'subtle form of sex discrimination', occurring when attractive women are discriminated against in job interviews, because they are pretty.

Dealing With Gaffes at Work

Corinne Mills | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Corinne Mills

Have you succumbed to the dreaded "foot in mouth" disease? There seems to be a lot of it about at the moment particularly affecting politicians, CEOs and sports personalities. It can be very incapacitating in the workplace so if you've already gone down with it or feel the symptoms coming on, I have some tips to help.

To Whom It May Concern: How to Get a Job Interview With a Joke Application

Chris Sav | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

I have been unemployed for the best part of the last three years. Despite a couple of creative successes it wasn't viable to lead an existence on the back of these, so I had to look for a real job. I did try to achieve this, but I wasn't getting any results so I was told that perhaps I wasn't trying hard enough.

Being Sociable And Speaking French Will Help Land You A Job, Apparently

PA | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Being sociable and speaking French are two attributes that could help a graduate land their first job, according to a survey. It also claims that w...

Two-thirds of Gen Y-ers Confident They Can Impact Their Local Worlds

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shivvy Jervis

A fresh update to the largest-ever survey of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe has found that today's 18-30 year olds are strikingly optimistic about their prospects for the future.

Stuck in a Job You Don't Like?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Are you fed up doing work you don't really care about? Are you looking to do something more meaningful but aren't sure where to start?

Five Reasons Why You Shouldn't Plan Your Life

Georgie Bradley | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Georgie Bradley

Sometimes you just have to resign to your fate. Get your harbouring hippy to go with the flow of the universe and believe me, life will sort itself out. So many have achieved their dreams without planning. You know the phrase, when it rains it pours?

Fired, Hired, But Rather Tired

Paul Marshall | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Nick Hewer must wonder what he's done wrong. Where exactly is his title? A couple of honorary degrees from the universities of Ulster and Kingston - a polytechnic until 1992 - simply don't cut it compared to his ennobled colleagues.

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.

Game Show Asks 'What's A Woman's Job?' Cue Sexism Firestorm

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

A popular TV game show has been forced to make a hasty apology after contestants had to guess what most people thought a "woman's job" was - and the '...

Unemployment Down - But Quality Jobs Remain a Problem

Nick Stephenson | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

A job is better than no job, but an economy that creates more part-time work, fake self-employment and low value work, and which continually cuts the real wages of its workers, is not healthy.

You're More Likely To Be In Work, But Your Pay Is Still Not Rising...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has welcomed official figures showing that the number of unemployed Britons has fallen below two million for the first time since 2008. ...

Things That Start Happening When You Love Your Job

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Blumenthal

Label me weird and a bit sad but I do think my job is pretty darn fab. I've identified some worrying consequences though. Do you recognise any of them?

Skills to Succeed: How Your Hidden Skills Can Boost Your Career

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

Thinking about your future and getting onto the career ladder can be daunting, whether you have a strong CV or not. We often worry whether we are good enough for the role or if we have the right skills and experience.

Is 'Pink It, Shrink It' Really the Answer?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Within the consumer world one way marketers encourage more women to purchase their goods is what we refer to as "pink it, shrink it". Make it feel more like a women should use it. But should we be using this method to encourage more girls to code?

Careers for Travel Addicts

Frontier | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

Whether you are a school-leaver, student or graduate, there are always opportunities out there. So, if you desire to get a real travel-job one day you need to get yourself out there and explore - there is a reason why they call you a travel-addict, right?

Lots of Updates

Ellie Lewis | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

Hold on a moment. Just let me brush away these cobwebs. Oh, and do watch out for that virtual tumbleweed rolling through here.

Why I Am Giving Up Tipping, Part II

Jeff Salmon | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeff Salmon

In countries where tipping is not the norm, the general understanding is that tipping is a reward for those who go above-and-beyond to offer a top-quality service. However, the Japanese, for example, suggest that the employer is paying good money for their staff to do precisely that - and surely that work ethic cannot be faulted.

The Graduate's Guide To Landing A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Research reveals on average only 20% of graduates applying for their first job get an interview. Luckily credit card provider Capital One has pulle...

How Have We Got Ourselves Into Such a Mess as a Society That Some People Find Themselves Needing Assistance?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I'm not going to argue that every single person who ever walks into a foodbank hasn't made mistakes when handling money; no doubt some have. But the majority seem to be people who have been hit by a crisis in life. Whether it's due to an illness or sudden job loss, they come from all walks of life.

Cameron Humiliated Over 'Baseless' Claim That Migrants Took Most UK Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron "significantly misrepresented" official statistics to "baselessly" claim that foreign workers had taken most new jobs in Britain, the pr...