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Your Barista Hates You

Charlie Compitus | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK
Charlie Compitus

This rant could literally be an essay but alas let's just stick with this for now but welcome to an average day of your local Barista who most definitely hates you.

How Does the UK Work Compared to the Rest of the EU?

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK
Sean Farrington

Since David Cameron promised an in-out referendum in the Conservative Party manifesto, the question of Britain's membership of the European Union has rarely made it out of the headlines. With the referendum provisionally scheduled for autumn 2017, there has been a lot of speculation on what it actually means to be European and whether we're in fact better off in or out of the bloc - how much do we actually have in common with our European counterparts?

This Desk That Turns Into A Bed Is An Absolute Dream

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Occasionally, after a hard morning's work, a quick power nap to refresh for the afternoon ahead would go down a treat. So we're pretty excited that...

How Not to Lose Your Identity When Dressing for Work

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

When dressing for work every day, it's so easy to get consumed by the stresses of what to wear. The most important thing to keep in mind when balancing dressing for work and allowing your identity to show through your clothes is keeping your own personal touches at the forefront.

Healthcare Is Not Just for Doctor's Surgeries... It Is a Workplace Issue

Karen Steadman | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Karen Steadman

When we think of people with health problems, we usually think of hospital wards and doctors surgeries. Actually, a more realistic view is people on t...

People Like Me

Meg Munn | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Meg Munn

From an early age girls and boys learn what jobs men do and what women do. Few kick against what is expected of them, and it's difficult for parents w...

How to Shake Off That Critical Voice

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

Recently the actress, Natalie Portman, made a speech at Harvard admitting to feeling like an imposter. It was interesting to hear that someone so successful suffered the self-same anxieties as many other women.

How To Be An Expert In Your Field (Even When You Feel Like A Fraud)

Dina Behrman | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dina Behrman

Would you consider yourself to be an expert? I know many of the people I speak to day-to-day would cringe at the idea of calling themselves an expert, and yet they are experts at what they do.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

Working for Yourself

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Working for yourself is proper grown up stuff. It means taxes, which I have no clue about. Sometimes I have dreams that I'm bankrupt and talking to Piers Morgan; I tell him that "I should have read the small print". For some reason I'm famous enough to be on a talk show in said dream.

Career Advice I Would Give My 21-Year-Old Self

Holly Peacock | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Peacock

Don't be so proud you can't bring yourself to ask for help. Take every opportunity offered to you and in the early years of your career, bite the hands off friends/connections/colleagues who offer to help you.

There's a Whole Generation That Needs Experience - Here's What You Can Do

Chris Jones | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Chris Jones

It's exam season again and, as usual, the focus is on who got what grades. Yet, time and time again employers tell us that what they really care about in new recruits has nothing to do with As and Bs, and everything to do with work experience.

Office Birthdays Are a Bind

Chris Rooney | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Comedy
Chris Rooney

In my workplace we celebrate each other's birthdays with an energy we rarely apply to our work. The events are spoken about weeks in advance - plans are laid, presents are discussed. We even have a birthday rota keyed into our outlook calendars.

Why Not Just Throw Those Uni Offers in the Bin This Results Day?

Adam Bradford | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Bradford

I turned my back on University to set up in business and with the help of support agencies in my hometown of Sheffield I have never looked back... In the 21st Century connected world, if you put your mind to it you can definitely achieve it. Get a mentor, approach employers, take part in training opportunities and good luck!

Ain't Getting No Satisfaction?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Working on your own mind is like tidying up a cupboard or a wardrobe. You take things out, piling them on the floor and think to yourself: Am I going to get through this mess? As you sort them out and put them back in some sort of order, you feel better. You feel satisfied.

Internet Reveals The Biggest Office No-Nos

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another list of gripes from the Reddit community. This time it's something we can completely get on board with... office blunders. ...

Unconventional Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work

Maggie Currie | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

There are often occasions when working, even if you are loving the work that you do, when you lack motivation. This can, of course, be detrimental to your business, your health and your relationships.

Tackling the Taboo of Flexible Working

Janvi Patel | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK
Janvi Patel

I think flexible working is the new way forward and for us and our market, it is the only way forward. Now is the time for employers to be brave, to seize the opportunity and embrace the future model of working. Flexible working is not just about a better work/life balance, but about making us all - employees and businesses alike - more effective.

Will Uber Be the Boss of You?

Carys Roberts | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Tech
Carys Roberts

Technology may be neutral but how it impacts on work and who benefits is not. Our politics - and public policy - will remain vital in shaping these outcomes, and ensuring that Uber works for us and we don't end up working for Uber.

Geography Saved Me - Now It Threatens to Destroy Me

Chris Shaw | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Shaw

Geography, as a subject worth knowing anything about, tends to rank somewhere south of media studies and sociology in most people's estimation. The on...

Dear Graduates

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Long story short, my life has been pretty much mapped out up until now. And in some ways it's liberating to not know what's coming next. But it's also completely terrifying. So can anyone provide me with some reassurance or advice or anything really? Am I alone in feeling like this? Will things work out? What do I do next?

Introverts Are Doing It for Themselves at Work

Helen Sanderson | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Sanderson

It doesn't come naturally, but I'll be upfront: I'm an introvert. Some of my best friends are introverts. At the Ministry of Calm we love introverts. We're everywhere. But many of us struggle to perform at our best when at work.

Are You Too Pretty or Too Ugly for Success?

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anniki Sommerville

In specific industries a woman's appearance is vitally important- modelling is one of them and you'd think (according to Miller's theory) one where men are feeling very uncomfortable and distracted. But are we applying the same criteria to other industries too?

How Embracing Your Background Can Empower Your Life: May J. Talks About Her Mixed Race Heritage, Music, and Pursuing Her Dreams.

Emma Leverton | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Achieving a dream career requires determination and drive, and when we look towards success it's easy to forget that our histories are much more than ...

Is Work Too Important In Your Life?

Susan Leigh | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

Clearly work is an important part of all our lives, it provides us with purpose, challenge, occupation as well as necessary income, but, as the saying goes, 'no one ever said on their deathbed that they wished they'd spent more time at work'.