UK Jobs

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Your CV Has Only Nine Seconds to Impress

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 23.01.2015 | 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...

The Alarming Statistics You May Not Have Noticed In Today's Unemployment Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Tories were hailing a small victory after Wednesday's unemployment figures revealed the lowest levels in six years - but the statistics reveal a v...

Cameron Gets Really Good Economy News... Just In Time For PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has received a well-timed political boost ahead of Prime Minister's Questions today after official figures revealed that unemployment ha...

The Ugly Side of the Service Industry

Zosia Eyres | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

The zero hour contract means that staff can be cancelled from a shift at any time but if we cancel without 48 hours notice, money is docked from our pay - no matter the reason for absence. For those who are relying on money to pay rent, it can be a very stressful and difficult lifestyle.

Tories Aspire to Full Employment - But Will Do Nothing to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

For full employment to become a reality, any government needs to ensure all of Britain benefits from prosperity. The coalition would rather make empty rhetorical gestures than actually work towards real opportunities for all.

The Great British Jobs Divide

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

The stark gap between Britain's best and worst-performing cities has "dramatically widened" over the past decade, a new study has shown. And nearly...

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

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 10.01.2015 | 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 10.01.2015 | 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 26.12.2014 | 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?