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Can't Get A New Job? Here's What You're Doing Wrong...

Victoria McLean | Posted 11.10.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Trying to get a new job can sometimes seem like a Sisyphean task. Despite applying for perhaps dozens of roles, you're not getting any positive replie...

Working With An Eating Disorder And Working Towards Recovery Shouldn't Be In Conflict

James Downs | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

Just as managing work can be extremely difficult and stressful, living with an eating disorder can be highly taxing. Over the years when I suffered with anorexia, I was so preoccupied with avoiding food, compulsively exercising and abusing laxatives in order to lose weight that my eating disorder eventually became much more important and time-consuming than work.

The Tech Trends You Need To Know To Land That New Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 09.10.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

Employers are now harnessing online technology more than ever to screen and select job applicants. As well as obviously saving time and costs, it's also a way to increase the diversity of their teams by reaching out to previously hard-to-reach pockets of the population.

Rethinking The Robot Tax

Neil Kinson | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech
Neil Kinson

Last week, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced his latest plans to implement a "Robot Tax" in a bold effort to face the "challenge" of automation. This proposed tax is part of his larger plan to "urgently manage" the evolution of robotics and technology for the sake of society.

This Brewery Wants To Pay You To Drink Beer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Attention beer lovers: a brewery is advertising for new beer tasters, meaning you’ll get paid to sip on your favourite tipple. Meantime Brewing Comp...

Learning In The Dark - Is Our School Curriculum Fit For The Future

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sarah Weir OBE

It's September and my social media is jam packed with photos of children heading back to school. For some, it is the very first time they will enter our education system. But what many of them don't know is that the jobs they will eventually find and settle into later down the line are not the jobs that exist today. 65% of children entering primary school this month will work in jobs in the future we don't even know about yet.

5 Words And Phrases To Avoid Using on Your CV

Elise Dopson | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
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Elise Dopson

A good CV sets you apart from the rest when you're applying for a job and is single-handedly the most important thing that decides on whether you get a job interview. It's probably your most professional document and the only thing that a prospective employer can judge you on, so it needs to be right!

Can't Decide About Your Career Direction? Here's How To Choose A Job That's Right For You

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Maybe you're in a job that's making you miserable or you're just bored but can't think of a fulfilling career. Maybe you've lost your job and are unsu...

September Is International Update Your Resume Month - Here's How to Make Your CV Perfect

Victoria McLean | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Do you want to get a new job, get promoted or get a pay rise? Then now's the time to dust off your CV and really get it battle ready, because it's currently the 17th annual International Update Your Resume Month.

Why We Need Action Now To Tackle The Disability Employment Gap

Mark Atkinson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As MPs go back to work this week, we want them to think about disabled people who are unable to take up and progress in employment because of a consistent failure to remove barriers. Scope's analysis of the latest ONS data reveals that for every 100 disabled people moving into work, 114 are leaving. If the UK wants to be a modern, inclusive society, it needs to act urgently - not just pay lip service to an ideal world in which opportunities are equal.

How To Write The Perfect Speculative Job Application Letter

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to getting where you want to be on the career ladder, there are numerous ways to get your foot on your favoured rung. Everybody knows ...

Got A 2:2 Or Third? Don't Panic! You Don't Need A Great Degree To Get A Great Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Have you recently graduated? Did you get less than the magical '2:1 or above' demanded by so many fast-track graduate schemes? If so, it's natural to feel a bit deflated - but don't panic or despair. Instead, remember these five points:

How To Tackle Aptitude Tests And Get That Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

If you're anything like me, once you'd completed your last exam at university, the first thing you did was thank your lucky stars you'd never have to ...

All You Need To Know About The New LinkedIn

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

In the meantime, here's what you need to know about the latest changes to the online behemoth, which now has a massive 500million users, and which boasts that for each new connection you make, you'll expand the reach of your professional network by an average of 400 people, 100 companies and more than 500 jobs...

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

Things All Unemployed Graduates Are Sick Of Hearing

Varsha Patel | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

You've finally done it! You've got your degree, and have now got the cap and gown photo to prove it. Here's to adulthood! Except, adulthood isn't really that fun - especially when you're still unemployed. But what's worse than being unemployed? People reminding you that you're unemployed.

This Company Is Seeking A Donald Trump Doppelgänger

HuffPost | BeckyBarnes | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Comedy

This could be the dream job for dead ringers of President Donald Trump. Bosses of a corporate hospitality company in England say they are struggling...

Didn't Get The Job? How To Deal With Interview Rejection

Victoria McLean | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria McLean

There are few things more emotionally draining than job interviews. You put in so much preparation, you put yourself on the line to try and land the role, then there's the nerve-wracking wait afterwards to find out how you've done which is even more stressful.

How To Nail That All-Important Job Interview

Victoria McLean | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've crafted the perfect CV and cover letter and now you've managed to land a job interview. Congratulations! But having got this far in the journ...

Graduates - Why You Need The 'STAR' Technique For Job Interviews

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

You've spent three years (or more) studying, your degree's done, your CV's sparkling and you've landed your first job interview in your post-graduation life.

A Less London-Centric UK Is Possible - Here's How It Starts

Rob Brouwer | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK
Rob Brouwer

Since I last wrote on this blog, Theresa May has returned to 10 Downing Street in a startling result in June's snap election. Though it's not with the...

This Is What It's Really Like To Be A Tour Guide

Emma Rosen | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

Kim recommends that anyone interested in becoming a tour leader, especially for an overlanding company, goes on a trip first, preferably with the company you are interested in working for. It may seem an obvious point, but you need to be aware of the realities of what's involved.

How Not To Commit Career Suicide On Social Media

Victoria McLean | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Victoria McLean

For one thing, more and more people are getting fired because of posts on social media, whether due to inadvisable Facebook status updates slating their workplaces or getting involved in bad-mouthed Twitter spats.

It's Okay To Not Know What You Want To Do With Your Life

Elise Dopson | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

When it comes to making decisions, I'm probably one of the worst people for it. Seriously - about three months ago, I spent fifteen minutes stood in the fruit aisle of Tesco wondering if it was a red or green apple that I wanted for my lunch. (In the end, I got a green one.)