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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.

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.

Life Inertia

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

Trying to fill your days with productive and proactive work is difficult - even if you are learning to drive or have evening activities to go to etc. I'm very lucky that I don't have money worries, but for people who are job searching without financial support, it must be a complete nightmare, and so stressful.

Alton Towers Is Offering Quite Simply The Greatest Job In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Tech

Alton Towers is actually hiring an official rollercoaster tester. Need we say more? Ok, we'll elaborate. The adventure park is looking for some...

Let's 'Smash the Glass Ceiling' for Women in Tech Jobs

Naomi Climer | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Naomi Climer

It was great to hear Yvette Cooper saying that ministers should do more to get female web designers, coders and tech investors into public and private sector jobs - and it is indeed 'crazy' that 98% of internet coding is programmed by men and only 14% of technology jobs are filled by women.

How Can a Social Network Tackle Diversity Issues Within the Creative Industries

Ciarán Burke | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Ciarán Burke

It is fair to say that Facebook has revolutionised social interactions for most people. Whilst, once, friends would call each other on their parents' landline during the evening to catch up, now they are constantly connected in a network where information, news and events enrich and improve the lives of all members.

What's The One Thing You Should Never Wear To An Interview?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Jennings | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Forget about impressing your interviewer with a faultless curriculum vitae, full of glowing references - more time should be taken on your wardrobe ch...

'Benefits Street' Is a Red Herring for the Real Issue Surrounding the Welfare State

David Mooney | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

Deny it all you want, but at some point in your life you've been forced to clear your browsing history because of some questionable content you found yourself viewing at nearly midnight on a Friday after a stressful week. Sometimes the temptation is just too much to avoid surfing to the wrong side of the tracks and what follows is a swift re-writing of history where we pretend that we were on the phone or had dropped off for a moment instead.

Capital Markets Union - A New Frontier of Europe's Single Market?

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

It could have come straight out of an episode of Star Trek. "Captain, we are approaching the Capital Markets Union, a new frontier." But the plan to c...

Unemployment Down, Employment Up - Only If You 'Reclassify' What Those Terms Mean

Christian Garland | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Garland

The 'record numbers' now being erroneously counted as 'in employment' like those numbers used to show 'record falls in unemployment' are concocted and made to fit into categories invented for the purposes of spin, and to be sure, the stuff of a continuing and ongoing crisis.

Why Growing Up Just Sucks a Little Bit!

Chloe Bevan | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Bevan

When growing up your life changes a lot from moving school to leaving education all together. I have come to the realisation that my life over the next few years could really change, from where I live, to my family and friends, and that is a very scare thought indeed!

Fashion Internship Guide: The Application

Charlie Ward | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Ward

Fashion week internships can be anything from a day to a couple of weeks long, are normally for PR companies, and will normally involve a lot of menial tasks like preparing a delivering invites, dressing at shows, and working front of house at shows.

Thousands Of New Apprenticeships Created By Costa Coffee Owner

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of new apprenticeships and work experience places are to be created by Premier Inn and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread. The company announce...