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How to stay motivated at work on Blue Monday

The third Monday in January, often known as Blue Monday, is considered to be the most depressing day of the year due to the combination of cold weather, debt levels, motivational levels, and post-Christmas blues. The nights start to feel a little longer and the weather starts to get a bit colder and there is Continued »

Office workers confess their most shameful sins

UK office workers share the most shameful things they’ve done during the 9 to 5 in a new online survey Dodging tea and coffee duties and faking illness topped the table of transgressions Brits wage war with their colleagues, penning passive aggressive post-it notes and commandeering their co-workers’ lunches A new survey spills the beans Continued »

Adzuna Job Market Report – August 2016

Jobseekers over £1,000 worse off in real-terms as rising inflation hits earnings Download the August UK Jobs Report   Real wages are starting to show symptoms of a post-Brexit slide, as inflation eats into wages and employers hold off on hiring more expensive staff, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. July Continued »

6 worst body language mistakes graduates make

So, you’re done with university, are looking forward to the summer, applied for a ton of jobs, aiming to find yourself some form of secure employment… and a minuscule number of companies have called you for a face-to-face interview. Great! Except for one tiny thing: the working world is very different from that of university. You can’t Continued »

Hard evidence in favour of soft skills

Boasting the very best work experience and a wealth of technical skills on your CV is of course something we all aspire to, but today’s employers are far more inclined to value soft skills, such as communication competence or team working expertise, than ever before.  British employers are more than 10 times as likely to Continued »

9 Signs the UK Job Market is in Recovery

Guys! Its good news. Unemployment has fallen yet again by 51,000 to 2.61 million, its lowest level since last summer.  Many commentators, however, still met the news with an air of scepticism due mainly to the continued rise in the number of benefit claimants, the fragile European economy and high youth unemployment. But we here at Continued »

How to tell the boss he is wrong

Yes, you heard correctly! Most people who have just graduated would never expect their boss to make mistakes. That would be akin to thinking that teachers make mistakes, and how rare it is that students even know when teachers have made mistakes? But the truth is, managers are just as human as you and I and are Continued »