Graduation guide – 5 steps to getting your CV looking good

You’ve just graduated, congratulations! After three or four years of hard work/hard partying (delete as applicable!) you’ve managed to pull off a degree. Next step? Pulling off a job – despite your rather experience-free CV…

Graduation guide – how picky should you be when applying?

Graduating is tough. After three or four years cocooned in the university bubble you’re thrust into the real world of trying to find a job. For many grads the situation can feel dire: you have little or no valid work experience (or at least that’s what you think) and are thousands of pounds in debt. Additionally, it’s possible that your dream job won’t immediately materialise, so how prepared should you be to deviate from your chosen career plan?

Contracting Jobs in IT

We recently looked at the intricacies of fixed term contracts, and now we’re delving deeper into the world of IT contracts to look at some of the different positions available and determine your best contracting options.

5 jobs that help make a great summer holiday

Who doesn’t look forward to their summer holiday? Here are five jobs that can make all the difference to how much you (and others) enjoy it, as well as information on how you can get started in them…

How to relocate for a pay rise

With the phrase “in-work poverty” used to describe wages that fail to cover the costs of basic living, and many first-time buyers struggling to get on the property ladder in London, it’s no wonder that many working professionals will be questioning whether they might be better off relocating to other cities or regions.

So, here are five cities that could offer you a rewarding alternative to the capital…

Should you ever recommend a friend?

Most companies will advertise vacancies through their website or use a recruitment consultant to fill positions. But around 10% of private-sector companies* also run employee referral schemes, where staff are encouraged to refer friends and contacts in return for a bonus if the candidate is successful. So if your company does this, should you take part? Here’s what to consider first…

Escape from the office

Want a career that doesn’t mean being stuck in an office? Here are four non-desk jobs that also involve working out in the open air…

How to prepare a brilliant holiday handover

Swimsuit: check! Sunscreen: check! Well-informed colleagues: check? Swanning off on holiday for two weeks and leaving your workmates in the lurch is not cool. However, if you’re diligent and leave your projects in good shape, signposted by clear handover notes, you may well impress your boss. Here’s what to do to be prepared…

The freelancer’s guide to writing a winning CV

Looking to move back into a permanent full-time position but overwhelmed by the thought of writing your CV? How should you present your skills and experience, especially if you’ve done lots of smaller jobs for a number of clients, in a way that doesn’t make your CV look disconnected? Here’s how to get started and maximise your chances of getting called in for an interview…

Back to school?

Feeling lost at work? Want a change of career? Or simply want to broaden your mind? If so, going back into education could be the solution. We look at three people who’ve returned to academic pursuits…