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Archive for November, 2013

What can you buy with your paycheque? »

When you go shopping during the holiday season, you can’t help but look at prices and wonder where all your paycheque went this year. After all, if you look at your annual salary, you probably think you should be able to get a lot more for all the hours you work. We thought it would […]

A Day in the Life Series: Detainee Custody Officer! »

A detainee custody officer plays a vital part in securing the UK Borders. Their role encompasses a wide range of duties at a wide range of locations including airports, ports and removal centres. What is the role of a DCO? DCO’s work with a variety of people including immigration staff, police, social services and members […]

5 stressful jobs – and why they’re worth doing »

Work always comes with some form of stress, but some jobs seem to supply considerably more pressures than others. From teachers to PR executives, we reveal five stressful ‘everyday’ occupations, the reasons they made the list and why they’re still worth pursuing. Teacher The pressures of the classroom combined with ever-more demanding targets and work […]

How to get headhunted »

It sounds like a dream come true – you don’t search for a job, it comes to you. But how easy is it to get headhunted and is there anything you can do to improve your chances? We asked the experts for their advice on how to stand out in a very crowded marketplace. Be […]

How to make Christmas more affordable »

Christmas can be an expensive time of the year. In fact, according to Money Advice Service findings, we expect to spend £487 on average this time round, and that’s on top of the typical monthly outgoings. If you’re just back to work or still looking, paying for the festive season can seem a little daunting. […]

Celeb career lessons – what we learnt from the stars »

OK, so you’re not a celebrity and you (probably) don’t work in showbiz – but we can all learn valuable career lessons from the stars. From playing to your strengths and updating your personal brand to diversifying your career, we reveal three lessons worth learning. Ben Affleck: Play to your strengths After early Oscar success […]

1-in-5 employers have fired a worker for being late »

If you’re like most workers, you probably do your best to arrive to work on time. Despite your best intentions, you’re bound to get delayed due to some force beyond your control, whether it’s a traffic jam or a rainstorm. Just hope your boss is forgiving. According to a recent CareerBuilder UK survey, 21 per […]

Who’s hiring in November? »

More people were recently placed in jobs and demand for new staff is still high in the UK. According to the latest Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, recruitment consultants signalled a further substantial rise in permanent staff placements during September. The pace of expansion was only slightly slower […]