Careers advice

  • The end of the academic year is fast approaching and that presents an opportunity for teenagers to take their first steps into the world of work.
  • We asked a host of seasoned interviewers for their most revealing quirky questions. Here are our favourite five:
  • Moving job is a fairly common occurrence yet leaving can often feel pretty awkward. It’s important that you weigh up the full consequences of your decision before you go in and ‘drop the bombshell’ with your boss and, even once that’s out of the way, that you are fully prepared for your exit.
  • Parents looking to give their little prince or princess a royal start in life can now enjoy more flexible rules when it comes to returning to work.
  • The Apple Watch is the talk of the tech world and can fairly safely be predicted to be the next big thing. But, these days the latest consumer electronic releases don’t solely impact on people’s personal lives.
  • But what can employers do to ensure they are attractive to would-be employees? Here’s a few ways to appeal...
  • 'Working 9 to 5? What a way to make a living.' If Dolly Parton really is to be believed 'it’s all taking and no giving'. Find out if you were built for the 9-5.
  • Having a baby is a life-affirming moment that can change everything. As a parent you now have the responsibility of looking after your little bundle of joy and you’ll want to spend every possible moment with them, watching them experience every ‘first’ in life and savouring it all in the knowledg...
  • An interview can be a nerve-wracking prospect. It’s something you’ve probably prepared for for a long time – from the application process to honing your interview technique, preparing your outfit, finding the office and finally going through with the big moment. But what happens next?
  • Choosing a career path is tough for any young person. But taking the plunge and selecting the direction you want your life to go in is merely the start. You may know your chosen destination but which route should you take?
  • The fight is on to forge a stronger relationship between the British public and apprenticeships. The tide is certainly turning – with more than two million new apprenticeships since 2010 in the UK – but there’s still much to be learned.
  • A campaign has been launched to help finally force the breakthrough needed to get women into industries where they are still under-represented.
  • It can be one the most infuriating and frustrating reasons for missing out on a job. At the end of the interview process, a candidate is told: 'Sorry, but we feel you are over qualified for the position.'
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  • For some people work and fun don’t belong in the same dictionary, let alone the same sentence. But no-one wants to be miserable at work do they? We spend plenty of time at the office – about a fifth of our entire lives according to some calculations - so why not add a little happiness into our ni...
  • Unemployment has continued to fall in the UK, with the latest set of Government statistics showing 97,000 fewer people out of work. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) highlight a fall for the three months to December, with 1.86 million people now unemployed.
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  • For the job seeker keen to find employment but perhaps lacking in specialist qualifications, don't despair. There are a range of job positions regularly available for which experience is not necessarily everything.
  • The job hunting process can be a rude awakening for graduates. Gone are the days, it seems, when a university degree opened the door to any advertised vacancy. A degree provides no guarantee of subsequent employment - as many graduates unfortunately discover.
  • Encouraging news right at the start of the calendar year - the number of people being appointed in permanent jobs roles has just achieved its strongest rise since early 2010.