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Is a Gap Year Right For Me

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Should I take a gap year - will it expand my career options? A gap year separates life-changing experiences: It can come between senior school and university or after university and before starting your career. It can be a life-changing experience itself but it's not guaranteed to

Graduating This Year - Time To Think About Your Career

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As graduation approaches it is time to start thinking about your career Do you really know what is the best career for you after graduation? If not, don't worry, it's common enough for your age, you are not the only one. Don't panic, but do assess the important factors you need to

Parent Worried about Your Childs Exam Results

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As a parent, you are likely to be apprehensive about your child's exam results The imminent onset of exam results is a trying time for many families with teenage kids. The pressure on your son or daughter to achieve good results, which will give them the opportunity of getting into

Planning a career change in your 30s?

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Recent research has found 91% of those born between 1980 and 2000 expect to stay in their career for less than three years. This could mean over 15-20 different careers over a lifetime. It also means that, if you are approaching or in your 30s now, you may be reconsidering your career options. Perh

How career dissatisfaction may harm your retirement

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Counting down the days to your retirement? Thinking about cutting short your career because you don't like your job? If you haven't made the best career choices, or are unhappy in your job, it could seriously harm your lifestyle if you decide to retire early from your career. According to the Ameri

How bad management can affect your career?

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Everyone has a story about working for a terrible manager. For a business, they can cause an impact on morale, employee stress and turnover. For you and your career the results can be far more long lasting. Whether these bad managers take all the credit, never turn up at work or have a fierce temper

Are you too scared to change career?

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A recent article in a major national newspaper advised that it's important to take risks and change career to be fulfilled in your career. It suggested that, although people may on the surface have it all, they may be secretly unhappy with their career but unwilling to make the change to turn their

Top tips for a career in Healthcare

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Are you looking to start a new career in Healthcare? Whether you are deciding on A Level or University choices, want a career change or to return to work, there is a lot of scope and opportunity in having a healthcare career. 7% of the total UK workforce - that's more than 2 million people - have NH

Are women under-represented in high-power careers due to school curriculum?

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Danish research has indicated that women may be under-represented in high-powered careers in areas such as business and science because of the inflexibility of school curriculums. The study has found that teenage girls tend to resist signing up for advanced maths courses and qualifications. This is

Poor careers advice one of the reasons cited as stopping employees from getting into the right careers

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A third of UK employees are disappointed with their career progression, the Employee Outlook Survey: Focus on Skills and Careers survey has revealed. 2,000 people were asked to consider key factors relating to their upbringing, education and workplace that affect whether or not their career progres

54% of Brits have career regrets

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A new career survey has found that the majority of British workers admit to feeling 'creatively stifled', and have a number of regrets regarding their career. The study, commissioned by Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), polled 1,000 people in full time careers across the UK and found that 63% wish

UK businesses fail to provide career support to 25 million Brits

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A new career survey has discovered that UK businesses fail to provide frequent or effective career guidance to their employees. According to over 4,000 employees polled by Right Management, the majority of businesses in Britain are not providing regular and effective careers advice for their workers

Dreaming of a career change? How about a portfolio career?

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Thinking about a career change but don't know where to start? Like many others, you may be worried about the financial implications of changing your career, the need to train for a new career or the lack of a comprehensive strategy to get you where you need to be in your career. By the time you've

Schools not incentivised to take careers advice seriously, say business leaders

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Business leaders are backing an MP's call for improved careers advice in schools. A letter written to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan by Graham Stuart, MP for Beverley and Holdness, has been co-signed by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and EEF, the manu

Graduating this year? Time to think about your career

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Do you know what to do for a career when you graduate? Don't worry if you don't! It's a common feeling at this time of year, when you leave your student life and out into the career market. It's not a time to panic, but to assess who you are, what you enjoy, and what you want to do for your career

What if your child gets bad examination results

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There is huge pressure on students these days to get good GCSE and A level grades in order to give them the best chance of getting a great career in the future, but the pressure on parents can also be intense. You don't have to sit the course personally or slog through the revision; you are spared t

Your child has their GCSE results - it's time for career and education decisions

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So, your child has received their GCSE results - Good? Bad? Indifferent? However they are taking it, you must be thinking about their future career and what education possibilities there for them. Whether or not they got the grades they wanted, or know what they want to do for their career, professi

Bad exam results. What does that mean for career options?

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Parents can think that bad examinations results mean the end to good career prospects. This is far from the truth; bad exam results do not mean a lifetime of failure. They may mean an end to a university education, but not everyone thrives working towards a degree in a university environment. Someti

Exam Results - What are the next steps in your teenage child's career path?

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The arrival of GCSE and A-Level results is a testing time for families. The pressure on your child to do well, and give them the best chance of starting their career positively, can cause major stress for them and you! So what can you do to lighten the load? Here are our top tips: 1) Talk to your t

Are you a parent worried about your child's exam results?

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The arrival of GCSE and A-Level results is a testing time for families. The pressure on your child to do well, and give them the best chance of starting their career positively, can cause major stress for them and you! So what can you do to lighten the load? Here are our top tips: 1) Talk to your t

Disappointed with exam results? Professional careers advice will help.

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If or your son or daughter didn't get the exam results they wanted, don't panic. Professional career guidance specifically aimed at teenagers can help you and your child can survive the results and still find out what career is right for them - even if it isn't the ideal career they imagined. It may

Studying for a Degree

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One in five pupils is expected to get grade "A" passes this year. This is 8.4% higher than in 2015. However, students should not give up on their education goals, even if the grades they receive do not live up to expectations. The government has seized on this statistic, saying that it proved the

I've Been Made Redundant - What Next for my Career

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Redundancy is a traumatic time for any person and their families, but as the career market continues to be uncertain and insecure, it is an ever-present risk for many of us wondering what to do next for a career. If you have recently been made redundant, and are thinking of your career prospects or

The gender pay gap continues to distort career paths

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New analysis using figures from the Office of National Statistics has shown that the gender pay gap continues to widen, despite increasing pressure for transparency from large companies. In 2015 women in the UK take home, on average, over £5,700 less than their male counterparts. The researc

Need a new career? Take a look at these unconventional tactics

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If you're searching for a new career, it may be time to look at some unconventional tactics. If you want to pursue your dream career, you need to think big! We've had a look at some of the ways you can get ahead in the market for your best career path. Wait before you apply for a job. Don't go thro

How can you use Linkedin to find a good career?

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LinkedIn, the social network that focuses on business and careers, provides the ideal opportunity to make connections, find career roles and follow the companies that could make a difference to your career path. But are you using it effectively? Here's how to make sure that your online presence accu

Confidence is the secret to career success?

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According to a recent study, the key to a successful career is confidence, not talent. A study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showed that those who appeared more confident achieved a higher social status and did better in their careers than their peers. So it suggest

Career change? How will it affect your retirement plans?

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A career change is a serious option for many people in the current economic climate. Fluctuating life circumstances, unexpected redundancies or technology changes can lead to the necessity of a career change. But have you thought enough about how this career change will affect your retirement plans?

Are you polite enough to progress in your career?

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Being rude might not just hold you back socially - a recent report in the Journal of Applied Psychology has claimed that it can affect your career as well. The lead author of the study, Trevor Foulk, claims "rudeness has an incredibly powerful negative effect on your career" and this is reported t

Career success. Are you setting your career sights high enough?

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What typifies career success for you? Is it a high salary? Is it a career in which you are recognised and respected? Does your perfect career provide a better work-life balance? Recent research has shown that this varies, often across the gender divide, with surprising results. The career poll, und

22 Ways to look for a new career

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Ways to look for a new career Do you want a new career? Here are ways to begin re-examining your career path and breathe new life into your career.

Look at your motivations

What career would make you happy? What do you want to do for a career? Sometimes it feels like an impossible

Is insecurity the norm in modern careers?

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In former times, when you were looking for a new career, you would normally have been looking for a long term career. The word career implies a lifetime of work and of progress, and many want a vocation that suits their long term career goals. However, in today's career market many of us do not h

The mechanics of career change. Can there be a career for life?

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As retirement age falls further back and no career is safe from the threat of redundancy and change, can you really rely on a career for life? This is a view that many agree with - less than one in ten (8.6%) workers in the UK expect to stay in one career for their entire life. According to recrui

Explosion in self-employment masks the decline of traditional careers

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New career analysis by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation, claims that traditional careers are declining or flatlining across the country, and the real effect is being masked by a rise in self-employment. The research into careers shows that the total number of employed jobs fell

Workplace pension numbers hit all-time low. How will that affect your career?

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A report from the Office of National Statistics has shown that the number of people planning for the future with career pension schemes has fallen to an all-time low. In both public and private sector careers, saving into workplace schemes has fallen below 50% for the first time since records began.

Career security in a changing retail climate

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Building career security is a crucial step for employees. The retail industry employs a large workforce; the shelf stacker, the cashier and the shop assistant front it. However, its back end includes an army of career managers, buyers, accountants, and human resource career professionals, who often

Can women forge a career as a chef?

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In their careers, women were once cooks and men chefs, and never the twain would meet. People over forty may remember that women were told that they did not have the temperament to be career chefs, or that they could not deal with the pressure in that career path. Today, there is more interest in

Have I got what it takes for a veterinary career?

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A Veterinary Surgeon's career involves the physical and psychological welfare of animals. In reality this means the cure and prevention of diseases. This career path can be for farm animals, pets, zoological park or wild animals. Veterinarians tend not to choose a career involving a single type of

Finding the Flexibility in Careers

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With over 5 million people in the UK now choosing to work part time in their career, pursuing the goal of a flexible, yet still high-earning, career is now an easier task. But make sure you get the right careers advice before embarking on this career path. Senior lawyers, finance directors and chie

Career Opportunities at Sea

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It can be difficult to choose the right career at sea can as there are so many possibilities. Career options vary greatly on ships; generally, the smaller the vessel the more hands-on the career is likely to be, while on larger ships there are many more managerial career choices. The merchant nav

What careers paths are available for graduates in psychology

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The best careers advice for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology - a psychology degree - is that in itself it does not qualify you for anything except the right to apply to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for a "graduate basis for recognition" (GBR). The GBR status is the first step towards a

Is self-employment a good career choice for you?

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Self-employment is one career goal but there may be better methods of achieving your career objectives. A career plan is necessary even for the self-employed. If you think that being self-employed means having less structure and more free time then self-employment is probably not for you. Self-em

A career working from home? Should you consider it?

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People working from home now make up a higher percentage of the workforce than at any point in the last 17 years and it is still rising. Is it something for you to consider as a career option? What are the advantages and disadvantages to this flexible arrangement? Do you have to be self-employed to

The rise of the female entrepreneur. Is it the right career path for you?

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Whether you are a more mature women changing your career because of redundancy or through choice, or a young mum starting a business with an eye on work/life balance, you may be considering the entrepreneurial career route. But is it right for you? Success stories are plentiful, but some women find

7 Psychometrics can help you choose the right career

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There are a small number of very important factors that result in you being happy in your career. They are: Your Interests - If you can find what career you should do - one in which you do have a real interest or even a passion then you are much more likely to succeed and enjoy your work. Your

Be happy in your career and earn more money!

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Stuck in a rut? Unhappy in your career? Not progressing the way you thought you would? Not sure what you want to do with your career? A fascinating piece of research has revealed that, if you're happy in your career, you actually earn more money. It's not the high salary that makes you happy. It's

How to Make a Career Change

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Deciding what career change is best for you is perhaps the most important part of the process of finding a new career, but once you've made up your mind the actual process of getting that new career can also be an ordeal. The essentials of getting a new career: Planning is crucial to a change in y

Mature Students start a new degree in order to advance their careers

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The Ucas website has a section dedicated solely to mature students; specifically those who are over 21 in England (over 20 in Scotland). There are lots of reasons mature students decide to study, but many say their objectives are either to improve their career prospects or because they are deeply in

Will school leavers make the right career decisions with help from workers talking about their career paths?

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This year employees, with the permission of their employers, are being asked to go to secondary schools to talk about their jobs and career history. It's expected that this will help young people get a real insight into what their careers entail. This 'Inspiring the Future' campaign is designed to

In trying to improve their careers, nearly half of office workers put in longer hours to impress their boss!

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Nearly a half of office workers intentionally spend long hours in the office in an attempt to impress their manager and rise up the career ladder, a poll has shown. However, this extra work has no effect on productivity and can have a detrimental effect on home life. This research, by officebroker.

Are you bored up with your career? Is it time for a career change?

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Many people, now and then, are bored with their career path. Are you bored because you do not face enough challenges in your career? Or are you feeling burned out in your career. These are good reasons to think about a career change; but be careful - if the cause of your dissatisfaction is a person

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