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People Think It's Extraordinary That I Work - But Disability Doesn't Have To Be A Barrier

Lauren Pitt | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Pitt

When I graduated from university in 2015, I was under the illusion that with a good degree and a strong CV due to all the volunteering that I'd done, I would find a job pretty quickly. This couldn't have been further from the truth.

Freelance Life (AKA Doing Everything)

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Francesca Nand

Working for yourself from home, in charge of your time, no daily commute, answering to no-one, jetting off abroad as often as possible... sounds good doesn't it? But what we don't advertise about freelance life is the amount of work that goes into, well, generating work in the first place.

It's Time To Break The Silence Around Depression And Mental Health At Work

Penny Mordaunt | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Penny Mordaunt

Now when was the last time you spoke to someone about their mental health? You may not realise it, but you most likely work and socialise with someone who manages an invisible condition, such as depression

Why I As A Muslim Will Never Hide My Faith At Work

Areeb Siddiqui | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK
Areeb Siddiqui

We cannot let the actions of a few be representative of the 22% of the human race that identify as Muslim, but neither can we let them dictate the way in which we live our lives. By hiding the aspects of our faith that we hold most dear, we miss the opportunity to show those of other faiths and cultures the other side of the coin through our daily interactions with people at work and at school.

National Apprenticeship Week Turns 10: Why Do Misconceptions About Training Still Exist?

Iain Bell | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Iain Bell

When I started my apprenticeship in 1986, I knew I was joining a company that would provide me with the skills and training to have a successful caree...

Soon... I Promise

Darren Brady | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Darren Brady

Oh how I laugh when I think back to how long it used to take for an internet connection to be made. That funny 'outer space' sound like the computer g...

5 Marketing Courses To Improve Your Chances Of Promotion

Sam Allcock | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Sam Allcock

As an employer, I'm always looking for my staff to constantly show me their passion and drive to develop both their career and knowledge. It's somethi...

Why You Should Quit Your Job In 2017

Claire Beveridge | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Claire Beveridge

Ultimately, there will never be a perfect moment to quit your job. Unless you land a huge freelance contract whilst you're still employed, chances are you're better off looking for a good moment rather than the perfect one. So what are you waiting for?

Caring Professions in London Need Priority Status for Police Checks

Sian Berry | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

There are not many better bits of news than being offered a job. But for 81,000 people offered jobs working with children and vulnerable people in London, that joy has been lessened as they wait for months for necessary police checks to take place before starting work.

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

This British Company Is Launching A 'Period Policy' For Female Staff

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK

A Bristol-based company is introducing a 'period policy' for its female workers, based on the idea that paying attention to employees' monthly menstru...

Cooking and Working... It's Hard!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

After much deliberation (and stubbornness, because I refuse to buy a food processor when I'm perfectly capable of chopping myself), here's how I think you can get creative with your cooking after a long day at work...

Mindful Sleep: What Is it and How Can We Achieve It?

Stephen Canning | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Canning

Boasting about how much we can do on how little sleep is nothing new. But along with increasing stress, tighter deadlines and extended hours, competitive sleep deprivation has now become a worrying and established feature of the 21st century workplace.

Public Raises £2k For Teen Told His 10 Week Corner Shop Job Was Actually Just 'Volunteering'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager who worked for 10 weeks in a local corner shop so he could save money to buy Christmas presents for his family was then told by the store's...

What It's Like to Have the Perfect Student Job

Natasha Barrett | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Natasha Barrett

Having made it through a three-stage application process over the summer (much to my genuine surprise) I've managed to secure myself what many people ...

Why You Can Have a Successful Career and Be a Good Mother

Vicki Psarias | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Parents
Vicki Psarias

Frustratingly, so often, as women, we're made to feel by others, undoubtedly perpetuated by the media and society as a whole, that we cannot lead, achieve and reach the top of our profession, while raising a young family.

Working From Home - My Top Tips

Natasha Colyer | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Colyer

Set an alarm for a normal waking up time. Waking up swaddled in your sumptuously soft duvet, the groggy morning haze streaming through the window and the world waking up around you, makes it hard to get up.

Why Office Workers Should Stand For At Least Two Hours Each Day

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Office workers should use sit-stand desks to ensure they are on their feet for a minimum of two hours a day during working hours, according to new rec...

Advice on Getting a Job Abroad

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Working abroad is a great option for independent travellers as it can give you a base in a foreign location as you replenish your cash reserves. Several longer term options are well known - teaching English and au-pairing for example - but what about short term job opportunities?

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

Telecommuting Top Tips: How to Ask Your Boss

Jayne Morris | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Jayne Morris

Successful change requires trust. If you can prove to your boss that flexi-working will enable you to be equally, if not more productive, then not only is it possible to have her support you in a new way of working, but you can also inspire others to follow your lead and become a catalyst for much-needed corporate change.

There's An Explanation For Why Your Boss Is A Total Bastard

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Almost every one of us has had a boss that had no concern for our work-life balance, took great glee in blaming us for their mistakes and took credit ...

Worst Abuses Of Zero Hours Contracts Must Change, Says Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

New rights for workers to end the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts would be implemented by a new Labour government, Ed Miliband has promised. ...

How to Get That Elusive Work-Life Balance

Jess Shanahan | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Jess Shanahan

It soon dawned on me that I was doing all that work for nothing. When I wasn't working I was sleeping so that didn't leave much time to spend the money I was making. I decided I needed to make more time for myself.

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.