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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.)

Should You Include A Photo Of Yourself On Your CV?

Victoria McLean | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

There's a huge debate between career experts right now over whether or not you should put a photo on your CV - after all, in this social media age, ev...

Now's The Time To Apply For An Apprenticeship - Here Are My Top CV Tips To Land One

Victoria McLean | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Victoria McLean

Whatever your political views, one good thing about the Conservative win in the General Election is their promise to create three million apprenticeships for young people aged between 16 and 24 by 2020.

Finding Your Passion

James Caan CBE | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK
James Caan CBE

We all want to be original, we all want to be unique. The good news is, we already are. No two people are the same, we were born distinctively differe...

How To Write The Perfect Graduate CV To Land Your Dream Job

Victoria McLean | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

It's finals time and understandably it's tricky to think about anything else when your stress levels are through the roof and the timetable of exams is relentless. I'm sure the last thing you want to do is write your CV, after three years or more of hard study (and probably partying) before you sit your last paper.

This Veterinary Clinic Has Posted The Dream Job For Cat-Lovers

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you exude cattitude and have a history of feeding the neighbourhood moggies, we’ve found the perfect job for you. A veterinary clinic is hiring a...

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.