career advice centre
Better news from the job market might mean that you can start thinking about a change, and at very least begin to gather the information you need to make a successful transition.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, James Caan, the Government's new Social Mobility Tsar says that parents should not help their children to get a job. Instead they should encourage kids to make their own way. The reason he gives is that when parents hold back they help their children to develop. I agree, but for a different reason.
One of the mantras of the current labour market is that, despite high unemployment, the war for talent is still being bitterly fought. Captains of industry complain about the difficulty of recruiting good people, that competition for the best and brightest has never been greater.