UK Unemployment

Modern Interviewing Formats You Might Be Faced With

James Howell | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Gone are the days of sending off a CV and then waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of an interview. Employers are starting to utilise modern technology when it comes to interviewing potential employees...

CV Howlers: What NOT to Write on Your CV

Corinne Mills | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Corinne Mills

Following a survey we have just done, we found that a staggering 98 per cent of job applicants are reducing their chances of success significantly through poor spelling, grammar or presentation on their CVs. These errors have lead to a number of alarming disclosures, such as being "A director with a strong breath", or, perhaps fresh from watching Sweeney Todd, "Baker, working on ovens and customers".

Ethnic Minorities Passed Over For Promotions, Report Says

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Ethnic minorities find it harder to get promotions at work, and may be unable to haul themselves out of poverty, a new report has claimed. Research...

End Age Discrimination in Employment Now!

Chris Ball | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ball

Age discrimination has been described as the last bastion of prejudice. In 2006 most age discrimination in the workplace was made unlawful. The problem is it carries on regardless.

A Plan to Tackle Youth Unemployment

Alvin Carpio | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alvin Carpio

In Newham, the borough I was born and raised in, over 3,000 young people are unemployed. Across Britain, one million young people are unemployed. We have been called the lost generation, the scarred generation, the hopeless generation. We are not 'generation y', we are generation 'y is it so hard to get a job?'

Why Don't I Have a Job?

Damilola Odelola | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Damilola Odelola

Yes, there may be some graduates who are lazy and bring their unemployment on themselves, but there are many of us who aren't and can't afford to be. We try, we work hard, we have good grades, we show initiative, we are creative, we are dynamic, and we might be funny. So why are we unemployed?

European Parliament Calls for New Rules to Stop Employers Exploiting Young Trainees

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

They are meant to give young people a taste of work, but traineeship are fast becoming a necessary, if poorly rewarded, precondition to launching their careers. Work placements are often abused as a form of cheap labour, with youngsters being given no training and little or no pay and sometimes being given simple, menial tasks like photocopying and making tea that do not make use of their skills and education. The European Parliament has now called for an end to this exploitation.

What Do the ONS Statistics Tell Us?

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Steve McCabe

The ONS contains a wealth of information which provides glimpses of the way in which this country is changing. The labour market is shifting in a way that allows us to respond to the needs of the world around us...

The Job Interview - More Child's Play Than the Boardroom

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Beattie

Job interviews - for most of us the very thought sends a shiver up our spine. We all have our dreaded fears when it comes to going through the process meeting your hopeful employer for the first time. Many questions run through our mind before we even make the awkward first-time handshake...

Asa Bennett

How Do We Get Young People Into Jobs? Britain's Experts Weigh In

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

Youth unemployment has remained stubbornly high this year, with the number rising by 9,000 from February to April this year. Meanwhile, the Office...

Official: British People Are Taking Most Of the New Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Most of the new jobs created in Britain over the last few months have gone to British nationals, official figures show. In the latest employment st...

'Commute For The Dole'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK

Unemployed people should be made to commute for up to 90 minutes - just to sign on, according to David Cameron's favourite think tank. The Policy E...

Brits Soften Stance On Benefits For Jobless

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

In a sign of the precarious economic times in the UK, Britons have softened in their attitudes towards state benefits for the unemployed in recent yea...

Taxpayers' Alliance Shows No Understanding of Unemployment - Or Economics

Nick Stephenson | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Alliance, despite its name, doesn't represent the views of taxpayers. It is a right-wing ideas factory which, seeing the lacklustre effect on unemployment figures of toughening benefit conditions and reducing benefits, can only think that more of the same is required.

'I Just Felt So Embarrassed And Uncomfortable'

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

What would you do if you arrived at a job interview and were told you had to perform in a dance off? A university graduate has claimed he was face...

The Pressure to Succeed

Karren Brady | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karren Brady

Although we all tell ourselves we need to address our work-life balance, have we ever thought about the effect we are having on the next generation? Careers and success will always be an important part of everyone's life, but that doesn't mean success should have to come at so high a price.

UK's Worst Areas For Joblessness Revealed

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Almost a third of households in Glasgow are out of work, according to latest figures. For the ninth consecutive year since records began, the Scot...

Labour's Jobs Guarantee

Stephen Timms | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Politics
Stephen Timms

Our solution is different to the one proposed by the Taxpayers' Alliance. Labour is committed to introducing a Jobs Guarantee, funded by a bankers' bonus tax and restricting pension tax relief for those on the highest incomes.

Is Careers Advice Failing Our Future Generations?

Nicole Davis | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicole Davis

Information is everything these days. And with social media our access to it has become ever easier - a wealth of overwhelming possibilities at the click of a button. And yet a new survey released by NUS, taken from a sample of over 800 students, reveals that careers advice, especially in relation to apprenticeships is failing young people.

Changing the Conversation on Disability

Simon Stevens | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Stevens

The current disability conversation is destructive and hostile, and for any future (Labour) government to get an handle on this hysteria over benefits, WCA and ATOS by disabled people and the charities exploiting the situation, they must change the conversation.

'Force Claimants To Work For Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK

Claimants who refuse to do 30 hours' activity a week should be stripped from receiving benefits in a bid to force them to find work, a campaign group ...

I'm No Socialist But...

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Real Madrid have broken the world transfer record to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale. It's a headline we were all expecting, but that doesn't make the reality of the situation any less obscene.

A Hundred Hours a Week, That's a Bit Greedy Pal

Danielle Lowe | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Jamie Oliver has caused controversy recently. Saying young people should get up and go try working 100 hours a week. The reality is many people would love to just have a job. Let's remember how many people are currently unemployed in our country, it's in the millions.

Jamie's Right - Youngsters Need to Toughen Up

Charlie Mullins | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

What Jamie is actually saying is that people with the gumption to come from far away to make a better life for themselves are tougher than those Brits who have been showered with state handouts for most of their lives. For me, it's a no brainer - a hungry man will always be tougher than one living off the fat of the land.

The 'Shirley Valentine' Experience: Make Summer Your Catalyst for Change

Maite Baron | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

A few people really do have Shirley Valentine moments like this, but many more who should, never think of their holiday as potentially a powerful catalyst for change. So they go back home to live the life they've always lived, no matter how unrewarding or disappointing it is. But why do that?