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What NOT to Write On Your CV

Victoria McLean | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

When I worked in recruitment in the City, I was drowning in job applications for the first three months of the year. To speed up the process of ploughing through them, like everyone in my industry, I had certain CV no-nos which, when spotted, would send any potential candidates straight into the bin.

More Than Half Of Disabled People 'Have Been Bullied Or Harassed At Work'

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of disabled people have faced bullying or harassment at work, a poll has found. Disability charity Scope said 53% of disabled people ...

This Is How You Can Stop Taking Your Frustration Home From Work

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It is a truth universally accepted that 90% of conversations with your spouse are not spent talking about happiness, holidays or kittens, but about yo...

This Guy Tried To Call In Sick On His Day Off, His Boss's Response Was Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When Mark McLelland awoke after a heavy night out, he thought it was Monday and he had work. Not feeling it, Mark messaged his boss asking for the day...

How To Get A Job Abroad Before Moving

Patric Morgan | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patric Morgan

The prospect of relocating to another country as well as finding a new job may seem rather daunting, even scary, but there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the stress and make things a little easier.

Creating A Resilient Workforce

Emma Rosen | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Emma Rosen

What would it be like if we were all fulfilled in our careers? I hope that many readers are happy and feel fulfilled in their working life. I assume...

Can't Get No Sleep: A Post-CES Report On Digital Health

David Plans | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Tech
David Plans

Walking the floor at CES, one could see that the macho perception that we should all get 2h sleep a night and overwork ourselves to exhaustion is being deconstructed. There are more companies and startups touting digital interventions for sleep than almost any other problem

The Power Of Gratitude - How It Can Change Your Life

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

When I was first given the book The Secret as a gift early last year, I experienced the same doubt. But after finishing the book and further reading and research into gratitude and the law of attraction, I can honestly say my life has changed for the better.

How To Beat Blue Monday And Have A Good Day

Dorothy Halley-Frame | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dorothy Halley-Frame

A clever stunt if you think about it, because what is the one thing people are craving in January? A holiday! So whilst their profits are going through the roof, the rest of us are expected to mope around, full of negativity because somebody, somewhere, decided that today has to be a bad day.

Blueness Isn't Just For Monday, It's For Life

Bruce Daisley | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Bruce Daisley

There's a physiological reason for this stress. There's a pleasure/pain war going on, partly exacerbated by modern technology. When we get messages and responses to our interactions, our brains reward us with lots of boosts of the pleasure hormone dopamine. Seeking these out often feels more rewarding than concentrating on a superficially dull task.

Why Cognitive Diversity Needs To Be Accepted In Our Culture

Antony Mayfield | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Mayfield

Cognitive diversity means valuing ways of thinking outside of an apparent normal. It means supporting and keeping people through periods of illness, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because a homogenous workforce creates a vulnerable culture and set of capabilities. To promote cognitive diversity, leaders should consider the following:

The Unbearable Ennui Of Email

Monica Parker | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Monica Parker

This is not to say that the relationship between email and the average knowledge worker doesn't need a bit of rapprochement. Workers in the UK are using almost the equivalent of their paid leave, 29 days, on sorting through their inboxes.

Six Lessons I Learnt From Leaving A Career In The City

Gee Elliott | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gee Elliott

This first week back at work after the Christmas break is supposedly the biggest of the year for resignations. It's no surprise really - new year, new...

Are You Considering A New Year, New (Teaching) Career?

Mat Galvin | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

I'd advise other people who are looking for a rewarding career change to consider teaching - especially if you like working with young people, are interested in a subject area or are keen to find a career path with a wide range of opportunities. Teaching always has been and always will be my way of tackling those January blues, and it could be yours too.

Revealed: 10 High-Paying Jobs That Cause The Least Stress

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re looking to up your earnings but with minimum stress, perhaps 2017 is the time to pursue a career in mathematics? That’s according to Bus...

How To Keep Up momentum On Your Projects

Leila Johnston | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Experiencing explosive creativity in every direction is one of the great things about living in these connected times. But just because we can, doesn't mean we should. Indeed, the trend with some creative projects now seems to be heading towards 'anthologies', and there's a 'quality over quantity' vibe starting to emerge.

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

Why Teaching Gives Me Goosebumps

Mat Galvin | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Mat Galvin

Of course teaching is not without its own challenges, but there are also many benefits and rewards that make the hard work worth it. I go home at the end of each day knowing that I've made a difference. Is that something you'd like to feel too?

How To Assess The Value Of Your Creative Work

Leila Johnston | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

We'd all like to get paid more for what we do. But we have a habit of feeling our stuff is impossible to value because we develop an emotional, personal relationship with it. Doing business with our creative outputs can feel like selling off a section of our very soul.

Working With Arthritis - Make Your Voice Heard

Liam O’Toole | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

As we edge closer to the end of year, the afternoons are getting darker and we're probably all feeling a bit run down and looking forward to a Christmas break. Your thoughts might not have yet turned to the New Year, but how are you feeling about 2017?

Whistle While You Work? The Changing Portrayals Of Working Women In Disney

Professor Mark Learmonth | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Professor Mark Learmonth

From Snow White washing the dishes to a bunny rabbit police officer in Zootopia, Disney's films and animations have portrayed many memorable working f...

How To Help The 'Baby Boomer' Generation Age Well

Anna Dixon | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Today's Annual Report from the Chief Medical Officer tackles a subject close to our hearts - how to help the 'baby boomer' generation age well. As the CMO points out, people aged 50-70 are a large and diverse group: over 35% of the population are over 50 and the median age is already 40.

The Robot Economy: A Caution

Ryan Browne | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ryan Browne

While concerns about trade and outsourcing may be genuine, our world leaders will soon have to come to terms with the increasing decline of human productivity output, as the prevalence of machines - which provide much cheaper and more effective solutions for companies around the world - poses a deeply unsettling challenge to the way we model our society.

'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?