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Archive for April, 2015

Underrated industries: Could you be missing out on your dream job? »

Everyone has their ideal dream job. Maybe it’s something that pays for the pursuit of a hobby, a role studied for at university, or even a long-held pipedream from childhood – whatever it is, it’s always in the back of the mind, waiting for the right opportunity to do what we would all rather be […]

The many roads to employment »

The routes available to finding work are currently highly politicised. Apprenticeships, internships, university fees and more are regularly in the news, with the pros and cons of all kinds of methods for making a start in the workplace debated endlessly, and parties making pledges based on their perceived value of each. The Telegraph recently reported […]

The gender gap: How does the UK shape up? »

Although on the surface it may look as though great strides have been made towards gender equality in the UK, even a cursory glance at the actual figures reveals that there is still a great deal to be done. Professional services firm PwC recently published its most recent Women in Work Index, which scores countries […]

Budget 2015: The employment forecast »

This year marks the final budget of the incumbent government before May’s election, bringing an end to five years of a parliament in which employment has been an ever-present cause for concern. Following extensive coverage from the BBC, what does 2015’s budget have in store for the UK’s workers? Chancellor George Osborne was keen to […]

Five toxic beliefs that are holding you back at work »

We all have an inner dialogue – the little voice in our head that never shuts up – and what yours says can have a surprising impact on your career success. Over time, negative self-talk can erode your self-confidence, stop you from taking risks and prevent you from reaching your full potential. Read on for […]

How to turn contacts into valued connections »

Online networking has made it easy to make connections but how many are trusted, valued contacts? Here three career experts share their tips on how to build and nurture a strong and thriving community. Networking isn’t about getting a job Many people start networking when they are looking for a job, but networking works best […]