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Six Ways Young People Think Job Centres Need to Change...

Richard Hughes | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Hughes

With youth unemployment stuck above pre-recession levels and the Government due to introduce a new Youth Obligation - the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at getting young people into work - YMCA went out and spoke to young people about the support they currently get and what they felt was needed to help them into work.

Reforming Apprenticeships - Four Tips for the Tories

Channon Zhangazha | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Channon Zhangazha

Apprenticeships are attracting a huge amounts of interest from across the political spectrum. We've come a long way from the days when Tony Blair is said to have joked that political interest in vocational education was such that he could make a declaration of war in a speech about skills and no-one would ever notice.

Job Advertisement: Parent

Sarah Turner | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Sarah Turner

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Patience, an NVQ Level 3 in CBeebies and the dexterity of an octopus on speed. You should possess a strong desire to be accompanied everywhere (including the toilet) and a high level of irritation tolerance for programmes like Peppa Pig and Twatsy and Tim.

Getting Out

Naomi Hefter | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So for now, it's back to my temp job ( I'm sat here now with nothing but this computer, my phone and people walking past this reception desk either ignoring me or being told "I smell delicious" by an old man), and some good comedy gigs to look forward to. Have a good weekend and if you don't enjoy your job, walk out. NOW (you won't regret it).

Achieve a Massive, Life Changing Goal, in Three Easy Steps

Erica Sosna | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. You didn't see Picasso's first drawing or Murray's first tennis game. Any significant achievement takes time and effort and practice. It requires that we begin.

The Internal Struggle

Ross Semple | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ross Semple

I'm trying not to be too negative. It could still turn around. I could get a job tomorrow. Maybe one day I'll have my dream job where I'll be paid for my work. I'll laugh with my colleagues and have business lunches until one day ... So I beat on, scouring the internet for jobs, borne back ceaselessly into the couch.

Interview with Travis Allan

James Haskell | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

We've all heard horror stories of newbie bosses asking some of the most ridiculous questions and expecting sensible answers. So James has followed suit by coming up with and researching some of the most difficult interview questions possible. Obviously all done with humour in mind. The victim for this week, who is trying to secure a job interview at Haskell Enterprises, is Travis Allan...

This Is What One Student Was Told After Enquiring For A Bar Job..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left in shock after she asked a bar if they had any job vacancies and was told "yes but we need less Afro Caribbean staff". Leeta Lee...

Nightclub Tells Black Job Applicant ‘We Need Less Afro-Caribbean Staff'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK

A student who asked for a job at a nightclub was this week told by staff the venue needed "less Afro Caribbean" employees. Leeta Lee, who contacted...

The Top 10 Subjects To Study If You Want To Get A Job After You Graduate

The Huffington Post UK | Jordan Freud | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're considering spending an eye-watering £9,000 a year on your university education, then you're definitely going to want some reassurance you ...

Outside the Box

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

In my own interviews I have discovered that even amongst our most educated of young people, there is the increasing issue of how social media has adversely affected communication skills.

Am I Too Old to Become a Creative Professional?

Nick Grimwood | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nick Grimwood

I've always been hankering for more. As a physiotherapist, it is half science and half art, and I do love both. But at school, I was always an artist first, and science took second place. My teenage hobby was making super-8 films. In a funny way, I still feel like an artist and somehow I want down the wrong path.

Six of the Best Holidays to Pimp Your CV

Cathy Winston | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

What better reason for booking a holiday than the thought it might help you get that dream job when you return? And it's not just a really convincing excuse to book a trip - with everything from volontourism to creative and practical courses, your travels are the perfect way to pimp your CV.

Top Tips for Preparing for Your First Interview

James Reed | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

The interview process varies for every job - some may request a phone interview, and others a Skype interview - but most commonly, potential employers will invite you to the workplace to meet up face-to-face.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

University Promises To Refund Students Tuition Fees If They Don't Find Work After 9 Months

The Huffington Post UK | Jonathan McAllister | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A university has promised students who are not in employment within nine months of graduating will be entitled to a refund of half their tuition fees....

Why I'll Always Wear Makeup

Jacqui Wright | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Style
Jacqui Wright

I love makeup,I really do. As a woman over 50 I've obviously had to change the way I wear it and can't be as bold as I was when I was younger but I refuse to tone down the lipstick which means I'm actually in fashion this summer due to my love of bright orange/coral lips.

In Any Case a Job Is a Job but the Search Is Never Easy

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

A couple of days ago I found a job in an Irish bar in Portland. It's a chain with sites also in San Francisco and Seattle. I fully grasp the full extent of how archetypal I am in my choice of establishments. Just what the world needs - another Irish waitress in another Irish/American bar.

'I'm Sick Of Wasting Away'. The Desperate CV Of A Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A handwritten CV, with no address, scribbled on a crumpled piece of paper. It's not exactly professional, but it's the lengths one desperate homeless ...

So I've Graduated... Now What?

Zosia Eyres | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

I am still finding it difficult to believe that I am no longer a student. My graduation last month passed me by in a blur of delighted congratulations and tearful good byes but the thing that most struck me was the realisation that a great deal of us graduates are not where we expected to be by this milestone.

The Living Wage Will be an Economic Disaster for Britain

Sean Howlett | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Sean Howlett

Politicians and campaigners backed by special interest groups have long harped on about the 'Living Wage' and why businesses should be forced to start...

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.