The EU referendum and engineering jobs

With the UK having voted to leave the EU, attention shifted to the immediate impact that this decision had on the financial sector – but what of the other sectors? What, for example, will be the impact to engineering and its ability to invest in UK jobs?

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.

From zero to hero? The pros and cons of zero hour contracts

Few issues have proved as divisive in the employment world as the topic of zero hours contracts. To some they’re exploitative, to others they’re a necessity – but which argument holds more weight? We asked Kevin Charles, Barrister and Director of Crossland Employment Solicitors and James Innes, Chairman at CVCentre.co.uk and author of The CV Book, to help us navigate the pros and cons of a thorny topic…

New job nerves and how to handle them

No matter how experienced we become, starting a new job still has the ability to transport us back to that first-day-at-school feeling. However, it needn’t be the sleepless night and sweaty palm-inducing experience we fear. Read on to find out some helpful do’s and don’ts to make sure your new employment adventure is plain sailing…

Top “people people” needed…

Freed from the time-consuming paperwork exercise it used to be, HR not only continues to play an important role in modern businesses but is now, more than ever, a key part of a company’s strategy… 

How to pass your probation

You might be surprised to hear it’s estimated that one in five people fail to make it through their probationary period when starting a new job. So how exactly do you navigate those tricky first few months and ensure this doesn’t happen to you? We spoke to Samantha, an HR expert, who shared her top five tips for ensuring your probation period is as positive as possible…

Becoming a Contract Trainer

How can you breathe fresh life into your job without changing industry – and have the flexibility to choose where, when and on what you want to work? The answer might be to become a Contract Trainer…

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’s it like to live and work in South London?

It’s already given us the magnificence of David Bowie and the world’s greatest tennis tournament, but what else does South London have to offer as a place to live and work? Let’s find out…

How to ace telephone interviews

Not every job interview involves a face-to-face showdown – in the case of the telephone interview it’s all about voice to voice. But what is a telephone interview for? What’s covered? And how do you give the best account of yourself during one? We asked John Lees, author of a wide range of career books – including The Interview Expert – to give us his top tips…