UK Jobs

The Top 10 Subjects To Study If You Want To Get A Job After You Graduate

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're considering spending an eye-watering £9,000 a year on your university education, then you're definitely going to want some reassurance you ...

Outside the Box

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

In my own interviews I have discovered that even amongst our most educated of young people, there is the increasing issue of how social media has adversely affected communication skills.

Am I Too Old to Become a Creative Professional?

Nick Grimwood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nick Grimwood

I've always been hankering for more. As a physiotherapist, it is half science and half art, and I do love both. But at school, I was always an artist first, and science took second place. My teenage hobby was making super-8 films. In a funny way, I still feel like an artist and somehow I want down the wrong path.

Six of the Best Holidays to Pimp Your CV

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

What better reason for booking a holiday than the thought it might help you get that dream job when you return? And it's not just a really convincing excuse to book a trip - with everything from volontourism to creative and practical courses, your travels are the perfect way to pimp your CV.

Top Tips for Preparing for Your First Interview

James Reed | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The interview process varies for every job - some may request a phone interview, and others a Skype interview - but most commonly, potential employers will invite you to the workplace to meet up face-to-face.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

University Promises To Refund Students Tuition Fees If They Don't Find Work After 9 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Jonathan McAllister | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university has promised students who are not in employment within nine months of graduating will be entitled to a refund of half their tuition fees....

Why I'll Always Wear Makeup

Jacqui Wright | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style
Jacqui Wright

I love makeup,I really do. As a woman over 50 I've obviously had to change the way I wear it and can't be as bold as I was when I was younger but I refuse to tone down the lipstick which means I'm actually in fashion this summer due to my love of bright orange/coral lips.

In Any Case a Job Is a Job but the Search Is Never Easy

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A couple of days ago I found a job in an Irish bar in Portland. It's a chain with sites also in San Francisco and Seattle. I fully grasp the full extent of how archetypal I am in my choice of establishments. Just what the world needs - another Irish waitress in another Irish/American bar.

'I'm Sick Of Wasting Away'. The Desperate CV Of A Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A handwritten CV, with no address, scribbled on a crumpled piece of paper. It's not exactly professional, but it's the lengths one desperate homeless ...

So I've Graduated... Now What?

Zosia Eyres | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

I am still finding it difficult to believe that I am no longer a student. My graduation last month passed me by in a blur of delighted congratulations and tearful good byes but the thing that most struck me was the realisation that a great deal of us graduates are not where we expected to be by this milestone.

The Living Wage Will be an Economic Disaster for Britain

Sean Howlett | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

Politicians and campaigners backed by special interest groups have long harped on about the 'Living Wage' and why businesses should be forced to start...

Getting Tough on Soft Skills

James Caan CBE | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

It's not just about qualifications. It's not just about education or background. How do I know? Because I didn't excel in either of these areas - instead, I actually put my own success down to something called soft skills - the vital skills such as communication, teamwork and time management which everyone needs to succeed at work and beyond.

How to Find Your First Job Following University

James Reed | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

Starting out on the career ladder can take time, but once you secure your first job, it will be a lot easier to progress, either within the company or in another role. The job market has changed considerably since I started out but it's still just as important to approach your career with the right mindset, the right outlook and real drive.

The Government Is Capping Deaf Young People's Ambitions And Aspirations

Susan Daniels | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK
Susan Daniels

What of those deaf young people who need ongoing regular support in order to thrive and prosper at work? The cap has sent them a very clear signal - to cap their aspirations and settle for something beneath their hopes and expectations.

Students' Expectations of Higher Education Are Changing - It's Time That Universities Caught Up

Sarah MacDonald | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah MacDonald

Universities need to realise that, for students, the hope of a rewarding career after graduation is as important as the pursuit of intellectual curiosity. Building career-focused learning into courses should become a key part of the university offer, rather than an added extra taken up by only the keenest of students.

Most Common Job Hunting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Kirstie Mackey | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Kirstie Mackey

The latest NEET figures show that one in eight young people are still not in education, employment or training. While there are many reasons for this, often, it can be simple things during the job application process that hold young people back. LifeSkills created with Barclays is a programme that aims to help young people build their employability skills and help them when they are applying for jobs. Below are some of the most common job hunting mistakes we see and tips on how to avoid them:

How To Use Your LinkedIn Profile To Land You A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you missed out on the milkround recruitment cycle, chances are you’re starting to think seriously about what you want to do with your future roun...

Rapper Tinie Tampah's charity to help unemployed graduates

The Huffington Post UK | Emma Jacobs | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Tinie Tempah is an award-winning rapper, fashion icon and record label owner, and now he can add philanthropist to his CV too. The rapper is settin...

Young People Most Likely To Be Unemployed Despite Fall In Jobless Figure

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

Youth unemployment has dropped to its lowest level since before the 2008 recession, it was revealed today. Figures published this morning show in t...

To All Graduates - The Struggle Isn't Over Yet

Imogen Groome | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Imogen Groome

I sound annoyed, and I am. I worked incredibly hard for my degree, and I'm very willing to work. Problem is, going to University doesn't seem to be providing the happy ending I was looking for.

They May Not like What Comes Out of My Mouth but the Contents of My Wallet Are Fair Game!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Just as well I bunked off school to learn plumbing and didn't want to be an accountant since it turns out no matter how clever I was there's not a chance in hell a posh City firm would let me through the door as an employee.

Mission 'Impossible': Students Increasingly Pessimistic On Job Prospects

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Robson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A survey has revealed that 8% of students think getting a job will be "impossible" thanks to the financial crisis. In 2013, that statistic was only 2%...

Inspiring the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Jamal Edwards | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jamal Edwards

At a time when a lot of the conversations reaching young people are that its hard to get a job and build a career, it should be businesses inspiring the next generation by teaching them the things they need to know and how to be entrepreneurial. Empowering young people to believe in their ideas and their potential should be at the core of businesses everywhere. Yeah I needed to take a leap when I decided to build SB.TV into a business; there was a lot of risk involved. But it was the best decision I ever made. Just think of the potential if some of the world's biggest businesses made a promise to encourage entrepreneurial skills in young people - more jobs, more innovation, more economic growth.

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.