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Archive for August, 2014

5 things you think make you a great colleague – but actually make you worse »

You always take time to get to know people, are happy to share your ideas on cross department projects and go out of your way to ensure that the team produces its best work. Think you’re a great colleague? Think again! You might think the following traits make you great in the workplace – but […]

7 of the biggest workplace distractions and how to avoid them »

For most of us, the slightest interruptions at work can pose the biggest of distractions – bringing all productivity to a crashing halt. Of course, there are the fortunate few who can block out everything around them and take such distractions in their stride. However, the majority will find that the most innocent of annoyances […]

6 Career Lessons We Learned from the World Cup »

Every four years, the men’s and women’s World Cups come along—the men’s tournament was this year, the women play next year. For one month you can turn on the TV (or live stream on your computer if you’re stuck at work) and see the world’s best football players battling for the biggest prize in the […]

A-level results not great? There are alternatives to university… »

Students across the UK nervously opened their A-level results today. If you missed out on a university place because you didn’t get the grades you wanted, it’s natural to feel disappointed. While you could try going through clearing, it’s worth considering all of the options – including the many vocational alternatives to university. Why think […]

5 best-paid apprenticeship jobs »

Apprenticeships are undeniably popular. In the past 12 months, there were a record 1.4 million applications for placements, up 32 per cent on last year – and the Government has promised to double the number of apprenticeships to 400,000 in England by 2020. While the future looks bright, pay rates can be disappointingly low, especially in […]

New ways to find work when you’re over 50 »

There are nearly three million people aged between 50 and the state pension age out of work in the UK – and despite laws against age discrimination, mature job seekers are more likely to be long-term unemployment more than any other age group. While you may fear being written off as part of the “forgotten […]

Negotiating salary – how much are you worth? »

The best time to negotiate pay is once an employer has decided they want to hire you – but how do you know what you’re worth or how much to ask for? And can you ever get more money once you’re actually in the job? We asked the career experts how to negotiate salary at […]