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'Imposter Syndrome' And Why I Feel Like A Fraud

Sian Abigail Bradley | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Abigail Bradley

Getting over Imposter Syndrome is about accepting that you have role in your success. It's about accepting that you have a right to be where you are, that opportunity doesn't equal success and there's no harm in being a bit wrong sometimes.

Knowing Your Rights As A Cancer Carer Can Make All The Difference

Lynda Thomas | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lynda Thomas

At Macmillan, we believe that carers shouldn't lose out for being the unsung heroes and the back-bone of care in our communities, so on this Carer's Rights Day, I'd like to ask cancer carers one question - do you know your rights?

Just The Job? Making Employment Support Work For Young Women

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Joe Levenson

Just 19% of young women who visited a job centre in the last year said it helped them find a job, six in ten said the experience was humiliating and one in five said staff didn't treat them with respect. While this lack of support was evident across the sexes, young women were less likely than young men to say Jobcentre Plus kept them motivated when searching for work or helped them find work.

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Has This Mum Written The Best Or Worst CV Cover Letter EVER?!?

Olivia Siegl | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Olivia Siegl

So alongside my wondering if I can include my new skills of being able to breastfeed whilst changing a pooey bum and being able to pick up teeny tiny pieces of plastic crap faster than the speed of light onto my "updated" CV, I've also had to draft a cover letter for said "updated" CV.

Not All Workplace Bullies Are Like Malcolm Tucker

Shumon Ali-Rahman | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Shumon Ali-Rahman

Anti-bullying workplace policies and managers with good people management skills are essential and it's important to have a positive workplace climate so that people have the confidence to report bullying when it happens.

Young Female Apprentices Earn £2,000 Less A Year Than Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Today is Equal Pay Day and, for the rest of the year, women in the UK will effectively be working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. The full-time...

Carrot On A Stick

Tom Cook | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

But we do have a place in the world, there's no need to fashion one out of thin air. We're part of a wonderfully diverse and tolerant society, and an incredibly complex ecosystem. We fulfill our potential by simply living and working, and being nice to each other and the environment.

Can Age Ever Be More Than Just A Number?

Darain Faraz | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Darain Faraz

I believe that businesses need to do more to re-engage older generations in the world of work today. As employers we have a responsibility - as well as a clear commercial opportunity - to encourage older people to look again at new careers and make it easier for them to switch roles.

Unpaid Internships Should Not Be Banned By Government

Liam Bywater | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Bywater

If internships are scrapped then fellow students like myself won't receive opportunities from companies and as a result we will find it more difficult to obtain a job

Enough Evidence Of The Disability Employment Gap - Now We Need Action

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

The emphasis must be on recognising the strengths and capabilities of disabled people, with a focus on maximising individuals strengths. We need to reach a tipping point so the reasons for employing disabled people far outweigh the reasons not to.

Seven Simple Steps To Finally Begin Your Career Following University

Phillip Krynski | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Phillip Krynski

You are petrified to join the "real world" workforce. You finished your degree and have all the necessary tools to look for a career, but your confide...

Working Towards An Inclusive Labour Market

Debbie Abrahams | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Debbie Abrahams

An inclusive labour market is one that finds the right job for those who can work. The Tory government has focused solely on getting people 'off-flow', forcing them into any job to bring down claimant numbers, or none, for example, as a result of sanctions.

Behaving On Set

Paul Andrew Williams | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Andrew Williams

Here are a few things to remember when working in this wonderful industry of ours. 1: You are not the only department on set! Despite how important ...

Learning From 'Learning Disabilities'

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Barham-Brown

On the drive home from the hospital, having left Mum and baby recovering, my father, my brothers and I were all stunned, exhausted, and overwhelmed. The magnitude of Theo's diagnosis had hit, and all I wanted to do was reassure my Dad. "It's ok - we'll always be here to look after him." And I meant it.

How My Employer And I Handled My Cancer Diagnosis

Katharine Osborne | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katharine Osborne

I wanted to write this because I want to encourage people to get symptoms checked out as early as possible. Many cancers are curable if they are detected early. Be your own advocate; keep pushing for answers until you have them.

Are Female Leaders Judged Differently?

Allyson Zimmermann | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics
Allyson Zimmermann

Do we pore over male leaders with this same forensic examination? Or are female leaders judged differently due to a combination of conscious and unconscious bias? I think you can already surmise the answer.

Time To Embrace The Wisdom Of The Crowd?

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

Dare I mention how many weeks there are left to the end of 2016? For many this triggers a small panic attack about preparing for the holiday season - for others it signals a countdown to the trauma of end of year performance appraisals.

Do Women Make Better Parents Than Men?

John L. Adams | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
John L. Adams

In answer to the question, no women do not better parents than men. There are, of course, bad dads in the world and there are also bad mothers. I just don't think society gives men the opportunities to prove what great parents they can be. This is simply because the overwhelming responsibility for raising children almost always falls on women and this starts at birth.

The Workplace Dress Code; A Conundrum For The Uninitiated

Mark Oaten | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Style
Mark Oaten

I know workplace dress codes are usually unwritten and grow out of culture. If you get the memo, so to speak, all well and good. But it can be so easy to stick out like a sore thumb if you fail to read between the lines. When did things get so complicated!

Winter Is Coming

Iris Maxfield | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Iris Maxfield

In shops across the country, change is approaching and an old friend has arrived: tinsel. The encroaching face of Santa Claus and red and green wrappi...

The Realities Of Working From Home

Toni Hargis | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK
Toni Hargis

To some, "working from home" sounds idyllic or perhaps just plain cushy. No more commuting to work, no more dressing in clothes you wouldn't normally be seen dead in, no more chained to your desk till lunch time, no more irritating colleagues and most importantly, no more distractions.

Jobseeker Comes Up With Unique Way To Get His CV Noticed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re looking for a job, sending off your CV and never hearing back is one of the most frustrating things in the world. Especially as you can ...

Wellbeing At Work - It's Not Just Apples

Alex Bailey | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Bailey

It's probably not a surprise to any of us that stress and mental ill-health are two of the leading causes of long-term workplace absence in the UK. We're working longer hours - even compared to just four years ago - and we're struggling to switch off when we get home.

10 Rules For Working From Home

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The number of people working from home is on the rise - and no surprise. What’s not to love about being your own boss? The most recent survey by the...