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The Future of Work Is a Global Arms Race for Skills

Mark Hillary | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The life of a zero hours employee is in many ways similar to that of a freelancer. Compare a graphic designer working in a company to a freelance designer. The freelancer has to hustle for new work, they need to network, they need to produce work, and they only ever get paid as each project is completed. They are paid only for their output...

Nestle Joins Forces With Twitter To Offer *Paid* Internships

PA | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Food giant Nestle is joining forces with Twitter to offer an internship split between the two companies. The 10-week paid placement is part of a Ne...

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate the HND

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Think students, qualifications, careers, employment - did you think degrees? Most likely. Because the value of degrees, cost to study them and recognition of them in the workplace, has dominated education headlines for years.

Why Do We Break Our Backs to Survive in London?

Thom James | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Thom James

As city natives, we're used to an unhealthy mix of stress and mundanity on a daily basis. We've built an immunity to happiness: but this is probably due to the fact we've realised the lengths we have to go to to pay our monthly rent, which must be paid on top of bills, on top of living costs: food, water, transport.

A Third Of Employers Can Spot A Generic CV - And Other Careers Advice You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than three quarters of graduates are unhappy with the careers advice they have been given at university, with a mere 8% saying they felt confiden...

The Tories Are Toasting 'Nothing But Good News' On The Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron and George Osborne have been lifted by a series of economic figures that experts described as "nothing but good news". The Office for...

Britain, a Nation of Entrepreneurs

Stephen Fear | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Fear

As we approach the UK General Election it is obvious that possibly for the first time ever, most, if not all, of the main political parties accept that the creation of wealth through free enterprise is the only real way toward general prosperity.

You Can't Be an Apprenticeship Champion Without Championing Business!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Over the past five years the business community has, with the help of subtle assistance from the government, arrived at a point where it can afford to invest in the future. However should Ed Miliband move into Number 10 those conditions would disappear, along with the apprenticeship revival.

Perception Is Reality: Are People Looking for Jobs That Don't Exist?

Ian Burke | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Ian Burke

People looking for their first job have long had a raw deal in the labour market. The effects of the financial crisis in 2008 meant employers disproportionately scaled back recruitment of entry level jobs and the most recent ONS statistics concerning those Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) say there are still 954,000 young (16 -24) NEETs.

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.

Giving All Youths an Equal Footing on the Career Ladder

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

Taking place on Wednesday, we've got a plethora of employers from across the spectrum to come down to the HuffPost UK offices and chat to teenagers on what they're looking for when it comes to taking on apprenticeships.

The 29 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My Career

Mark McCulloch | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

Now that have been round the block in brand and marketing terms, I get asked from time to time what my tips are for anyone breaking into their first role or just trying to progress in their career.

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

Your CV Has Only Nine Seconds to Impress

Tonyeh Vincent | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tonyeh Vincent

To make sure your CV stands out from the crowd, instantly grabbing an employer's attention, it is vital to start developing a professional and concise overview of your skills and experience as early into your degree as possible. Here are some top tips to help you do so...

The Alarming Statistics You May Not Have Noticed In Today's Unemployment Figures

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Tories were hailing a small victory after Wednesday's unemployment figures revealed the lowest levels in six years - but the statistics reveal a v...

Cameron Gets Really Good Economy News... Just In Time For PMQs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has received a well-timed political boost ahead of Prime Minister's Questions today after official figures revealed that unemployment ha...

The Ugly Side of the Service Industry

Zosia Eyres | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

The zero hour contract means that staff can be cancelled from a shift at any time but if we cancel without 48 hours notice, money is docked from our pay - no matter the reason for absence. For those who are relying on money to pay rent, it can be a very stressful and difficult lifestyle.

Tories Aspire to Full Employment - But Will Do Nothing to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

For full employment to become a reality, any government needs to ensure all of Britain benefits from prosperity. The coalition would rather make empty rhetorical gestures than actually work towards real opportunities for all.

The Great British Jobs Divide

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

The stark gap between Britain's best and worst-performing cities has "dramatically widened" over the past decade, a new study has shown. And nearly...

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

Bad Work Is Worse Than No Work, So Why Should Unemployed People Take Any Job?

Nick Stephenson | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Nick Stephenson

If we want the kind of economy and country where all are empowered to make the most of their careers and lives, and where the needs of the many are prioritised over those of the few, we need to understand the real story behind the coalition 'recovery'.

You May Start Feeling A Bit Richer, Just In Time For Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics

Britons may be starting to feel a bit richer just in time for Christmas as official figures show that wages have been rising faster than prices. Th...

Looking for a New Job In 2015 - Flock to Twitter

Ed Fletcher | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Twitter is often written off as a haunt for teenagers, celebrities and media darlings, but it also provides opportunities for experienced professionals to advance their careers...

The Power of Apprenticeships

Adeline Ginn | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK
Adeline Ginn

If we are to grow and prosper as a country - we must invest in our youth. With university graduates racking up an average of more than £30,000 worth of debt, apprenticeships provide a great alternative of structured and hands on learning, not to mention that the financial incentive that students can earn whilst they learn.

'Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful' - When Beauty Is Bad for You

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Researchers based at the University of Colorado and the Illinois Institute of Technology have just published a study which examines what they describe as a 'subtle form of sex discrimination', occurring when attractive women are discriminated against in job interviews, because they are pretty.