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The Downside Of Temping

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Kanarian Kindred

In closing, by no means am I writing this to bash the staffing agency. I temped for a number of years, and have met my share of good recruiters out here working hard. This is just a listing of certain things people need to be mindful of when working a temp assignment..

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

Students Backing Out Of Job Offers Mean Companies Fail To Fill Half Of Graduate Roles

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Banks, accountants and engineering firms are all struggling to fill graduate roles and students backing out of job offers are partly to blame, researc...

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

Why You Should Quit Your Job In 2017

Claire Beveridge | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Claire Beveridge

Ultimately, there will never be a perfect moment to quit your job. Unless you land a huge freelance contract whilst you're still employed, chances are you're better off looking for a good moment rather than the perfect one. So what are you waiting for?

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

Get The Job You Want Using Snapchat

James Kirkham | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Kirkham

You only have to look at the statistics - 60% of Snapchat users are under 25, 26% are 25-34 with only 12 percent of users aged 35 to 54 and just 2% over 55. Those users aren't all just selfie-obsessives. Snapchat users are also thought to be the most engaged of any social media channel.

How To Work In TV Comedy?

Ciarán Burke | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Ciarán Burke

One of the questions I get since we launched Hiive over and over again is, how do I get into TV? And sadly, there is no one answer to that question. H...

ASOS Is Hiring 1,500 New People, Here's How To Be One Of Them

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Style

Over 1,500 new ASOS jobs are opening up in London thanks to an office refurbishment at its HQ in Camden. Over the next three years, the online fashion...

Goodbye Job, Hello Career?

Olivia Hill | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Hill

Do you take pride in what you do on a daily basis? Does the alarm clock on a Monday morning fill you with dread, or can you not wait to get into your workplace and set the world alight with the amount you can achieve throughout the week?

25 Before 25: Resignation And Explanation

Emma Rosen | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

I have quit my civil service 'job for life' for the uncertainty of unemployment and the even greater uncertainty of having absolutely no idea what I want to do.

The Robot Economy: A Caution

Ryan Browne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ryan Browne

While concerns about trade and outsourcing may be genuine, our world leaders will soon have to come to terms with the increasing decline of human productivity output, as the prevalence of machines - which provide much cheaper and more effective solutions for companies around the world - poses a deeply unsettling challenge to the way we model our society.

Can An Arts Education Save Future Careers In The Age Of Robots?

Andrew Fitzmaurice | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Andrew Fitzmaurice

The initial outcomes of our analysis illustrate the impact of a well-rounded education on improving soft skills such as creativity, confidence and problem solving. In addition to fostering a love of learning and an international perspective in our students, we are trying to prepare them with the skills needed to succeed in life; skills which can never be replaced by robots or automation.

Why Robots In The Office Underline The Need For Greater Workplace Trust

Tom McQueen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Tom McQueen

Clearly the UK requires digital leadership at the highest level to address some of the issues around the introduction of AI. So, I was pleased to see the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee's recent report challenging the Government to put more effort into preparing the country for the impact of AI/robotics.

Late Twenties Unemployment Diary

Chris Sav | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Chris Sav

September After completing a full-time, year long post graduate degree I felt that I needed a break. But I also felt that the break shouldn't last ve...

Jamie Oliver, Zoe Wanamaker And Rankin Want To Help You Land Your Dream Job

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Is your ultimate goal to become a chef, an actor or a photographer? Do you see yourself as a top graphic designer in ten years, or writing best-sellin...

Just The Job? Making Employment Support Work For Young Women

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Joe Levenson

Just 19% of young women who visited a job centre in the last year said it helped them find a job, six in ten said the experience was humiliating and one in five said staff didn't treat them with respect. While this lack of support was evident across the sexes, young women were less likely than young men to say Jobcentre Plus kept them motivated when searching for work or helped them find work.

Why We Must Teach Prisoners To Be Digitally Savvy

Sally Garratt | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sally Garratt

As the needs of employers grow, it becomes even more vital to improve those skills. However, much of the infrastructure is not up to date to support the digital agenda - this is something that needs debating at the highest level.

A Good Day For A Visa - Taking The International English Language Test

Anne Marshall | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Marshall

After a chaotic week of school holidays, I am hastily dumped at the train station. I have to go to Bristol to take the IELTS - The International English Language Test. My partner has been offered a job in Toronto, and we both need to fulfill the Canadian visa requirements.

Can Age Ever Be More Than Just A Number?

Darain Faraz | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Darain Faraz

I believe that businesses need to do more to re-engage older generations in the world of work today. As employers we have a responsibility - as well as a clear commercial opportunity - to encourage older people to look again at new careers and make it easier for them to switch roles.

The Inequality Of Internships

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Danielle Cuaycong

The lack of social mobility is apparent in the UK and although the effects of not having an internship may not be immediately evident, the fact that there is a disparity in the ability to receive internships as a result of differences in socio-economic backgrounds its an indication of inequality itself in this country.

How To Kickstart Your Career In Data Science

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The financial services, retail and eCommerce sectors are leading the charge in hiring data scientists to help them better understand different audience segments and target them with products and offerings that are tailored to their tastes.

Seven Simple Steps To Finally Begin Your Career Following University

Phillip Krynski | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

You are petrified to join the "real world" workforce. You finished your degree and have all the necessary tools to look for a career, but your confide...

10,000 Applications For China Receptionist Job - Why?

Danielle Cuaycong | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Cuaycong

The government job is deemed an 'iron rice bowl' (an occupation with guaranteed job security and income). With the importance of feeding your family, one Sina noted that the China Democratic League job was a "golden rice bowl" as a result of its notable desirability.

Is The Rise In Technology Worth The Unemployment Side-Effect?

Paul McNeil | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

The aging battle between man and machine will continue as it has for centuries. The question is are machines taking over our jobs, or is our workload being eased by their presence? This will be an ongoing debate especially with the current rise in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology.