The Recession and Women’s Careers

The economic downturn has been tough for almost everyone, but if you’re a woman you might be feeling particularly hard done by. We look at the evidence and the hope that better times are ahead…

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First the bad news

Over the past year, a steady stream of surveys and reports has shown that women still face significant issues of pay inequality and discrimination in the workplace.

New ways to market your skills in the job search

There aren’t many jokes about geologists. Every career may have its ‘faults’ but we think studying the planet is a rock-solid career choice. Or so you’d think.

From andrology to zooology via geology or even mixology, the good news is that you will find those niche roles on our site.

But the truth is, some sectors don’t advertise hundreds of jobs every day. So what should you do if you can’t find that dream, ideal, more unusual job straight away?

Ask Cait Reilly. She did unpaid work at a local museum for a while instead. Nice idea, right?

Female Empowerment – By Ali Golds

As an advocate for women, Ali Golds, MD and Founder of Operation Enterprise and The Juno Project, discusses what The Juno Project is about and how she helps women…

I’m lucky enough to work with some of the brightest and inspirational people in the UK through my company Operation Enterprise – youngtrepreneurs of all ages, academic abilities and backgrounds, who combine their college and school studies with developing their businesses.

When my team and I first walk in to a room packed with the next group of students ready to engage with our programmes, the excitement and enthusiasm

Working in Retail: An Insiders Perspective

Following on from our Pursuing a Career in Retail article last week, we spoke to Kathy Allison, the Head of HR at boohoo.com to talk about her role and graduate opportunities within the retail industry.

Could you describe your career so far, and how you ended up where you are today?

I got my first management role in the hospitality sector at Moat House Hotels where I then went on to join Radisson Blu as a People Development Manager. I worked across a number of HR roles so this really gave me a great understanding of

How to Succeed at An Assessment Centre: The Assessor’s Perspective

Following on from our assessment centre article last week we caught up with Tania Creavalle, a Talent Acquisition Associate at Aegis Media. Tania assesses candidates who will fill Aegis Media’s apprentice, intern, graduate and school leaver roles.

We spoke with her about the assessment process, and the right and wrong ways for candidates to ensure they stand out to an assessor.