The workplace after 50 – practical advice to avoid age discrimination

With the retirement age set to rise, it would appear as though UK workers will be spending longer than ever in their careers.

What’s the difference between fixed-term and permanent contracts?

Even if you’re looking for a permanent position, taking up a fixed-term contract can be beneficial for your career.

First Day in a New Job? 5 Tips for Creating a Good Impression!

What to do when starting a new job, and how preparation can help you handle first day nerves.

Character reference – What is it, and how do you get one?

You’re probably very familiar with work references, but you may not know what a character reference is, or the value of having one.

5 tips to spring clean your social media

As warmer weather approaches and bank holidays are a plenty, spring is the perfect time for job seekers to give their social media channels a ‘spring clean’ as new research from Jobsite reveals 71% of employers admitted to looking at candidate’s social media accounts before making a decision for most or every role1.

Meanwhile, only 23% of job seekers believe their social media profiles can help in their job search2, showing that candidates have a huge untapped resource at their disposal for enhancing their application.

We live in a digital age where our lives are showcased through our social

Job References: Your Questions Answered

Have you been offered a new job, subject to reference? Congratulations! If you’re unsure of what the employment reference process entails, read on to find out the dos and don’ts.

How to prepare for a performance appraisal review?

Terrified of the A-word? Don’t be. If carefully prepared for, work appraisals can help you to improve your day-to-day work and boost your career. Here’s how…

Don’t like your job? Top questions to ask if you’re considering a career change

If your current job doesn’t excite you as much as it used to, you’re not alone! So, if you’ve had a change of heart about your career, read on to see the top questions you should ask yourself before deciding to make the jump. 

Unpaid Time Off from Work

We all need time off work every now and again, but did you know that your company isn’t always obliged to pay you for it? 

How to resign from your job

The importance of how you submit your resignation is too often overlooked by candidates eager to start their new jobs. Just because you’re leaving a particular job doesn’t always mean that you’re leaving that industry.