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Why Cover Letters Matter - Here Are The Crucial Dos And Don'ts

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Be grown up, meticulous, thorough and treat it as a sales pitch for product YOU, and your cover letter will be anything but uninspiring - and it'll get those recruiters reading your incredible CV.

Glaswegian Gran's Badass Resignation Note Is The Ultimate Mic Drop Moment

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother pulled no punches when she handed in her notice. The Glaswegian woman, named Marlene, reportedly typed out a short and sweet letter of n...

Parenting: Have You Taken On The Wrong Job Description?

Michelle McHale | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Parents
Michelle McHale

We can't protect our children from sadness any more than we can from joy. If we can love our children through all their moods, free of anxiety and responsibility-weary guilt, maybe we can become powerful models of self-acceptance and trust.

What Separates Humans From Robots?

Dr. Mike Lynch | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr. Mike Lynch

AI has introduced some useful innovation to the creative industries by making personalised recommendations, based on your behaviour. Amazon will recommend books, Spotify will curate playlists and Netflix will suggest new weekend-stealing boxsets.

You Are Getting Bad Career Advice From Ucas

Johnny Luk | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Johnny Luk

I hate it when students come to me and say, 'oh I want to focus on passing my exams first then I will look for jobs'. That's a worrying sign. It's not because of intellectual capacity, far from it, but because it indicates a lack of pragmatism, i.e. it's a mind set issue. A degree is a piece of paper that gives you an opening to a door, but that's it.

How To Use LinkedIn To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When it comes to social media, LinkedIn is THE way to boost your career and land your dream job. If you craft an all-singing, all-dancing, perfect pro...

Scientists Want To Pay You £13,000 To Lie In Bed All Day

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists are currently looking for 24 fit and healthy individuals to lie in bed all day - and they’re willing to pay you a fair amount to do it. R...

Being Made Redundant? Don't Panic! Here Are Seven Top Tips To Get You a New Job Pronto

Victoria McLean | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Redundancy can be a massive blow to your confidence, not to mention your career. It's often hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and know how ...

Parents: Why You Need To Quit The Job You Hate

Lauren Marks-Clee | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lauren Marks-Clee

I will never forget the day I realised I had to quit my well-paid job and set up my own business. I say had to, not because I was on the verge of being sacked or had an idiot of a boss, or even because I was bored. It was quite the opposite in fact.

The Dark Side Of A Life Of Travel

Chloe Gunning | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

With this unconventional career comes a life of clichés. I've 'found' myself... several times in fact. I've learned to appreciate those 'little things', and a few big ones too. I've had more life changing experiences in the past two years than the previous 29 put together.

Why A New CV Is Key For Women Returning To Work After Career Breaks

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria McLean

In a move that's long overdue, but way short of what's needed, these 'returnship' schemes help mostly women - and some men - resume their careers, often after caring for children, though sometimes for other reasons too. But it's most definitely more needed for women, as we're still predominantly responsible for staying home to look after the kids (come on, guys!).

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

How Will It Ever Work?

Tamara Spurway | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tamara Spurway

Yesterday was a game of two halves for me, a bit of a rollercoaster. I woke up early enough to have a decent length shower, wash my hair, dry it (shock) and put on a full face of makeup. All before the little man demanded breakfast.

Why I Have No Life

Farida Ahmed | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Farida Ahmed

This is the story behind the teller. I work 7 days a week. I have four (and a half) jobs. I am an academic mentor at a Sixth Form College, a Private Tutor, a Nanny, a Blogger and a Postgrad Student all in one. Honestly, sometimes it feels like I literally have no life.

How To Be A Magic Maker

Emma Rosen | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Rosen

All in all, I'm pretty bowled over by what he does for a living as you can probably tell, and standing next to George Clooney is definitely helping.

UK Companies Have A Huge Part To Play In Improving The Lives Of People With Mental Health Problems

Paul Farmer | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK
Paul Farmer

At Mind, we know that almost one in six workers have experienced mental health problems at work, with the cost to employers estimated at £26 billion each year. The economic and societal costs of mental health problems are estimated to be at least £105bn a year.

Seven Things You Only Know If You're A Professional Voiceover

Emma Clarke | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Comedy
Emma Clarke

1. You don't leave the house for days on end. I work from my home studio (a converted lavatory) so spend a lot of time stuck inside my house. It's a b...

The Top 20 Worst Job Interview Questions - Why Do Employers Ask Them and How to Answer Them

Victoria McLean | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

Ultimately - pause. Pausing is your friend - it gives you time to think and, importantly, the interviewer time to catch up. Think about why they are asking these bonkers questions, then answer strategically and show your true colours, use your brain and be yourself.

Where Will The Future Of Artificial Intelligence Take Us?

Vince Lynch | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Lynch

Predicting a year's worth of trends in a field as explosive as artificial intelligence is a bit like guessing what a human would do if you gave them every superpower all at once. Would they heat up their latte using eye lasers or rob a bank with a cucumber?

What NOT to Write On Your CV

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When I worked in recruitment in the City, I was drowning in job applications for the first three months of the year. To speed up the process of ploughing through them, like everyone in my industry, I had certain CV no-nos which, when spotted, would send any potential candidates straight into the bin.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

Millennial? Male? Here's Why You're Financially Screwed

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
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Millennial men earn less than the generation before them in every year of their working lives, a think tank has found. They earn a total of £12,500 ...

Cadbury's And Oreo Are Hiring A Professional Chocolate Taster And We're Considering A Career Change

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If eating chocolate is your favourite pastime, we’ve just found your dream job. Mondelez International, which owns Cadbury’s, Milka and Oreo, is h...

At The Crossroads

Norman Pickavance | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech
Norman Pickavance

And too many of the bricks and mortar stores that remain have become service-light imitations of their former selves, with a shopping experience so devoid of joy that customers are starting to decide that they might as well stay at home.

Standing Out From The Crowd - How Can Businesses Find Their Millennial Talent?

Kerim Derhalli | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Kerim Derhalli

Look at me! Pick me! Listen to me! The tendency of the modern world is that those who shout loudest get the furthest. For young people, pressure to s...