UK Jobs

Let's Get Promoted!

Ian Baxter | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK
Ian Baxter

People often tell me they're looking for career development. Being promoted usually offers advantages including a bigger salary and better benefits. ...

The Life Of A Post-Grad: What Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

That time of year has come around again when our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds are full of happy students, graduating in their gleaming gowns and m...

6 Lessons for Landing a Job After University

David V.H. Ellis | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David V.H. Ellis

Your job will hold massive sway over your happiness. You will spend more time with your colleagues than your loved ones (a sentence which makes me think we aren't such a civilised society, after all) and your work will dominate your thoughts... This, then, is why it's crucial to land the right job.

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Clegg Ends His Embarrassingly Bad Scheme To Get Young People Jobs

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg's flagship government scheme to get young people back into work is being wound up a month early after failing to help more than a fraction ...

For My Siblings, On Their Graduation

Rebecca Allen | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Allen

I was alone. No one told me what to do next. There were no helpful leaflets, or Welcome to Real Life packs... I cannot emphasise this enough: no one will give you any opportunity without you asking. Having a degree does not give you an automatic right to anything.

Watching Graduation Is a Bizarre Experience

Danielle Lowe | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

For graduands and graduates it's a mixture of excitement but the terror of uncertainty and an air of sadness seems to fill a lot of faces... To those starting university, don't let what you have fall away from you, it's the most disappointing feeling in the world (trust me, I know).

Top Tories Want Iain Duncan Smith To Shut All Jobcentres

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics

Iain Duncan Smith is reportedly being urged by senior Tories to shut down all Jobcentres and let private companies and charities to step in to help Br...

What Recovery? Your Wages Are Still Falling Actually

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britons' wages are still growing much more slowly than inflation, raising fears that the pay squeeze is far from over, according to official figures. ...

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.

Guidance for The Naive Undergraduate - Part Seven: Have You Considered Getting A Part-Time Job?

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

The job was quite easy really but my fellow colleagues were anything but fun... The manager was covered head to toe in jewelry; I came to the conclusion that her long-suffering husband liked her so much he put a ring on it, or rather four rings on every finger, she was like a metal detectors wet dream.

Are These The Best Summer Jobs In The World?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Forgot your waitressing, babysitting or sales assistant-ing, from water slide testers, to harry potter guides and professional sun cream appliers (yes...

Guess What Happened After Dave Welcomed Asda's Job Creation Plans?

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Asda is to cut 1,360 jobs as part of an overhaul of its store management structure, just a few months after David Cameron visited the supermarket gian...

Did You Know You Could Go To Jail For TEN YEARS If You Lie On Your CV?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Your dream job is staring you in the face, but there's one problem; you didn't graduate with a 2:1/volunteer with impoverished children/show team skil...

Ed Reveals How He'll Create 'Regional Economic Powerhouses'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is calling on local councils in England to come together to form a series of "regional economic powerhouses" in an effort to boost growth and c...

The Perils of the Jobcentre and the Ineptitude of Their Advisers

Fez Sayed | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Fez Sayed

There's a classic song by the band Green Day called 'Warning' from the album of the same name, released in 2000, where agile and energetic front man B...

Osborne Defied By His Own Deputy In Call To Stay In European Union

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander, George Osborne's Liberal Democrat deputy, is risking a new coalition rift by using official Treasury analysis to more than three mill...

Graduate Salaries: What You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

When looking at graduate jobs, the potential salary is likely to be one of the first things to catch your eye. For some students, earning as much ...

To Win in 2015, Tories, Labour and Lib Dems Need to Think Cities

Ben Harrison | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Harrison

The election itself will inevitably focus on issues that matter most to voters - from jobs and housing to wages and welfare. But it is less well recognised that the election in 2015 will be determined primarily in our urban areas, and that the fortunes of each of the major political parties depend upon how they perform in, and help support, UK cities.

You're Never Too Old to Learn a New Trick

Chris Jones | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

Everyone has a talent. You might just not know it yet. And as this week is Adult Learners' Week, surely now's the time to discover it? As we celebrate adult learners, and the opportunities learning can lead to, we should all think about how we can continue to develop skills, and try something new.

2,600 Jobs To Go At Struggling Supermarket Morrisons

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK

Struggling supermarket chain Morrisons is to slash 2,600 jobs due to plans to streamline how its stores are managed. The supermarket is making thes...

Inflation Is Falling, But So Is Your Pay Packet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

Inflation has fallen to its lowest rate in four and a half years according to official figures, but it is still eating away at Britons' pay packets. ...

Your Standard of Living Depends on the UK Exchange Rate

John Mills | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
John Mills

As soon as anyone suggests that the UK exchange rate is too high and that the pound is overvalued, there's an immediate reaction - and not usually a good one! But the problem is that the high pound is causing us all sorts of difficulties and it's affecting every man, woman and child in the UK right now, today.

Pay and Self-Employment Crisis Impoverishes as Unemployment Falls

Nick Stephenson | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The rate of unemployment fell from 6.8% to 6.6% in the last three months, leading to government rejoicing. A rise too in the number of people in work - up 345,000 compared to the previous three months - looks good on the face of it...

As If Belonging To MENSA Wasn't Enough, This Student Had A Nose Job To Improve His Job Chances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student who is a member of the intellectually elite MENSA club had plastic surgery as he was afraid his nose would ruin his chances of getting a job...