The importance of starting at the bottom

It’s very rare for somebody to be handed their dream career on a silver platter with all the trimmings, without having to put in some hard graft. To me, this is a good thing. In most cases, it’s good for us to start at the bottom and ...

Is it possible to be too dedicated to your job?

It’s a hard question to answer. Should you dedicate as much time as you can to work in the hope of earning more money and furthering your career? Or should you dedicate as little time as possible, and strive to enjoy life outside of ...

Dodgy tax avoidance schemes? No thanks.

At the end of last year, the chancellor, Phillip Hammond announced his decision to close an aggressive tax avoidance scheme which was exposed by The Guardian as ‘depriving the taxpayer of “hundreds of million” pounds a year. Our CEO, ...

The uncomfortable pay rise conversation and how to approach it

This conversation is an entirely different experience for different people. I found the whole experience to be sweaty-palm inducing, babbling and nerve-racking. Whereas my partner simply asked for five minutes of his boss’ time and ...

5 easy ways to eliminate work-related stress & anxiety

Everybody experiences a certain amount of stress and anxiety in their life. A little anxiety is mostly good for us – without it we would worry about absolutely nothing and that could prove hazardous. And in some situations – for ...

5 reasons to be cheerful on Blue Monday

So, it’s officially the Most Depressing Day of the year. Yay! Christmas is long gone, it’s STILL not payday, and, let’s face it, after the grim weather over the weekend, summer seems many, many months away. But although the news is ...

Why it’s OK to not know what career path you want to follow.

University students usually begin their degree when they are 18. Those who don’t go to university usually go straight into a job after school. So is it really suprising for people to still be unsure about what they want to do with ...

Why you don’t market yourself… but should.

Most people, providing their ego is in check and their boots still fit, feel awkward or at least a little self-conscious when it comes to talking about their achievements and abilities. Maybe it’s a British thing? I’m not sure. Of ...

How to network efficiently

Wherever you are in your career, networking is essential for your future prospects. Whether you are looking for a promotion, want break into another field or sector, or to go it alone, networking can help you do so in a more efficient, ...

New Year, New Career?

Forget the whole ‘New Year, New Me’ cliché. How often do we really stick to the resolutions dedicated to changing ourselves in some way? For the last five years, I’ve been cutting down on chocolate, but I’m siting here, eating a family ...

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