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.

Identify Your Achievements for CV & Interview

Displaying your achievements on your CV is now a necessity set yourself apart and put your CV to the top of the pile, and bag yourself a job.

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…

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. 

Paul McPherson: How I Became a Design Engineer

Paul McPherson is a Junior Design Engineer at Owen Mumford who holds a BSc in Product Design. His current role includes the design of injection devices and he is a creative team player who adds value in his work through innovation and positive contribution.

Good times for graduates in marketing

For graduates looking to launch a career in marketing and for those already working in the sector, the future is bright, says a survey: The EMR Salary and Market Trend Report 2016 uses the marketing industry’s performance of the past 12 months to forecast the sector’s future performance.

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…

How to make working from home work for you

Have you dreamt of swapping your daily hour-long commute for a short stroll to your home office, or being able to do business in your pyjamas? With technology making remote communication a breeze and companies adopting a more flexible approach to working patterns, working from home has never been more possible. We investigate the benefits and drawbacks.

Negotiating a Pay Rise

With salaries rising slowly, or even stagnating in some sectors and companies, it’s easy to get caught behind the market rate for the job that you do. Negotiating for a pay increase can be a difficult and anxious time. We asked experienced career consultant Simon North for his tips on how to set about the process…

What do you Need to Succeed as a Trainee or Apprentice?

With tuition fees at an all-time high, many school-leavers are looking for alternatives to further education. One such route is an apprenticeship or traineeship, both of which are becoming an increasingly popular way for young adults to enter the workplace.