What do restrictive covenants mean in employment?

Whether you call them restrictive covenants or post termination restrictions, read why you need to know your employment rights. 

How to Make the Most of Your Annual Review

Give your performance review the planning and attention it deserves. Life and career coach Michelle Bayley, looks at an important part of the employee/employer relationship…

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. 

Interview Tips: Survive Psychological Testing

If I was to say to you ‘Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Analysis’, or ‘Belbin Team Roles’ you may think I was talking a foreign language! But these are just two of several psychological tests that are commonly employed by companies and headhunters around the country as part of their recruitment process.

How often should I change jobs?

Without a doubt, younger workers are more likely to change jobs more often than their senior counterparts. According to reports published by CNBC, the millennial generation is the largest in today’s workforce, and the median tenure for a millennial employee is just two years, compared with seven years for a baby boomer. A 2013 survey found that 30% of companies were losing 15% or more of their millennial workers within a year.

How resigning can help you get what you want

Finding a better job – especially through promotion – is not only time-consuming, it’s often fraught with obstacles. There are many courses of action you can take to help you get the job you want, such as training and exhaustive job hunting. But there’s another route that’s often overlooked: resigning.

5 HGV jobs in demand right now

We’ve already learned that being a qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver is an opportunity to travel the country, meet new people and enjoy an independent lifestyle. Here we look at not only what’s involved with getting behind the wheel but also other jobs associated with HGVs.

5 graduate jobs in demand right now

You’ve somehow seen it through your finals and donned your cap and gown. But what’s next? For many, summer means beaches and beer gardens but if you’re a recent graduate, it’s time to scour job ads and trainee schemes and secure yourself that first rung on the ladder. Here we profile just a handful of the many opportunities out there…

Corporate or start-up: which culture works for you?

When it comes to finding the right job, it’s not only about the pay, location or holiday entitlement. Sure those things are important, but so is the type of company you are working for. Will a corporate organisation guarantee you long-term career success? Does the flexibility offered at a start-up appeal to you? We look at the pros and cons of both company cultures…