Careers advice

  • Nursing staff are the glue that holds hospitals and medical services together, they are the bridge between administrative staff and doctors, they help to guide patients through their treatment and also provide council for those going through a tough experience.
  • As 2014 gives way to 2015 many of us will approach the New Year with a firm resolve to make some positive changes to our lives. One of the most common will be to change job or even career. The extended Christmas holiday is often an opportunity to reflect upon our circumstances and make decisions ...
  • Think having a degree is the only way to get a great job? Think again. There are lots of roles out there, in a variety of industries, which require little to no experience and a minimal requirement of C grades in GCSE Math, English and Science. Here are a few jobs that may be within your reach.
  • During the process of finding a job there is typically a lot of emphasis on writing the perfect cover letter to accompany an application and it's an important element, clearly. But don't overlook the other letter which usually needs to be written at the other end of an employee's time at a co...
  • Teaching can be a rewarding and fulfilling career - and a demanding one, too. Teachers need a wide range of skills, regardless of the subject they specialise in. Strong communication skills, creativity, organisation, knowledge and enthusiasm are all qualities required, not to mention endless pati...
  • During the course of your job-hunting journey you might be asked - in a face-to-face interview or as part of the application process - what KPIs have been set in your current role.
  • It's been a landmark year in Scotland. The country's residents voted to remain in the UK following September's historic referendum on independence but while that issue understandably dominated the news agenda, rather more quietly in the background Scotland's economy was achieving growth.
  • It's well known that the way in which we search for jobs has changed significantly in recent years. Not so long ago, standard practice would be to diligently buy the local (or a national) newspaper on the appointed 'jobs day' and browse for suitable vacancies. These vacancies would typically be a...
  • Social workers provide important and beneficial support to families, older people, those with mental or physical health problems, the homeless, young people in care and individuals struggling with drug, alcohol or substance dependency.
  • What, or who, is an influencer? Opinions may vary but in essence an influencer is someone who causes others within an industry to take action. The obvious and most relevant examples of influencers operating effectively in today's careers climate can be seen on social media.
  • Working in sales is a challenging but rewarding profession, which many people choose to move into at the start of their professional career. Those who excel in sales, quickly recognise their potential right from the start and will make a name for themselves within their company.
  • Get it right first time with our top interview techniques.
  • If you're preparing for a job interview, consider this: don't just be interviewed, make the meeting a two-way process by having a few questions of your own prepped and ready to go. Rest assured, the interviewer wants to see that you've given the available position some thought - when you're asked...
  • The feted new railway network, High Speed 2, is expected to be worth billions to the UK economy as planning towards its launch gathers pace. The last two weeks in October sees the staging of two Supply Chain Conference events, held in London and Manchester, allowing companies specialising in desi...
  • Social media has made a real impact on our lives. It plays a part in building up new relationships – and breaking them up – we can connect with new and old friends easily, it lets us see what our friends and family are doing at that very moment and allows us to share our thoughts and feelings wit...
  • For young jobseekers searching for an opportunity it may be time to seriously consider a career in the hospitality industry. It's certainly experiencing a positive boom in employment - the industry has revealed plans to create 6,000 jobs for 16 to 24 year olds by the end of 2014.
  • Resuming a career after having a baby can prove challenging. As a new parent, life has changed and managing the transition back to work is usually mentally and physically demanding. Mentally, because you'll find your mind has a whole lot else to keep it occupied, and physically, because the long ...
  • An interview is a two-sided affair, something that job-seeking candidates should do well to remember. More than just a session of being grilled and fending off probing questions from the potential employer, a job interview provides the opportunity for the interviewee to raise a few queries of the...
  • So your college life is coming to an end – what happens now? Are you planning to go to work, or university, or travel, or take up an internship?
  • Anything annoying, distracting, prejudicial or incorrect should be eliminated, in strict fashion – here are ten CV gremlins to watch out for.