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Archive for March, 2011

10 creative ways to earn extra money »

With an abundance of job losses, salary cuts and eliminated bonuses, your income may be shrinking — but the bills aren’t. If your regular job isn’t earning you enough cash or you’ve lost your job altogether, these simple side gigs can help put some padding in your pockets until — maybe even after — you […]

The highest paying careers in Britain »

Every year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) looks closely at who earns what in which industries, occupations and regions. According to the results of the 2010 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE), company directors and chief executives continue to dominate the number one spot of the highest paid jobs with an average salary […]

Demand for IT workers increases »

According to Computer World UK, the demand for IT workers has outstripped supply since 2008. This means that more roles have been advertised than there are people trained to fill them. The long term fear is that not enough people are being trained to fill future roles. Schools need to encourage students to fill these roles. […]

5 Tips for Targeting the Right Job »

By Nisa Chitakasem, co-founder of Career Consultancy Position Ignition When we’re looking for a new job, how many applications do we send off a week? 40? 50? Some of us do indeed churn out applications at this rate and then wonder why we don’t hear back from anyone. The problem is, if we’re spewing out […]

Recovering From Embarrassing Work Moments »

Recently, I did something very stupid at a work event, witnessed by the majority of my work colleagues. I was left a little bit shamed faced. We have all done something like that – think Christmas party, happy hour or any other event involving a little too much fun. According to a survey commissioned on […]

Best Cities for Jobs in Britain »

Chances are you enjoy living where you are right now with your friends and family close to hand.  But let’s face it, there are some places that offer more of what you like and offer better career prospects than others. So if you’re on the look-out for a new job then you might want to […]

Britain’s best cities for jobs »

CareerBuilder.co.uk. Chances are you enjoy living where you are right now with your friends and family close to hand.  But let’s face it, there are some places that offer more of what you like and offer better career prospects than others. So if you’re on the look-out for a new job then you might want […]

10 Jobs for MBA Graduates »

By Nisa Chitakasem, Founder of Career consultancy, Position Ignition Ltd Whether you’ve just applied to do an MBA, you’re in the middle of one or you’re about to finish, you may be wondering what job you’ll be able to get with your degree once you have it. There are lots of options out there for […]

10 Workplace Bad Habits – Which Are You Guilty Of? »

The other day I looked at my desk. I realised that my papers were in a disarray, I had six pairs of shoes under my desk and meanwhile my backpack, newspaper from the tube and empty lunch tupperware were littering the floor. Hmmm, I thought to myself, am I guilty of being an annoying office […]

6 Job Search Lessons You Won’t Learn At University »

Apparently, someone with a higher educational qualification can expect to earn £160,000 more over a working lifetime than someone with A-levels. But does a degree really guarantee a corporate job? The job search process isn’t always a natural fit for ambitious graduates who expect results from a logical combination of education and effort. Getting your […]