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.

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. 

Being an extrovert at work

We all know the extroverts in our business. They’re the confident, decisive, dynamic and outgoing ones who enjoy being leaders of the pack. You may well be one of them. Like introverts, they can make an invaluable contribution to a company’s success, but their strengths and skills need to be nurtured to get the very best out of them…

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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?