Temping in the Hospitality Sector

Having started my working life many years ago in restaurants, bars and coffee shops on a temp basis, and now as the owner of a restaurant – I know first hand how rewarding the hospitality sector can be for casual workers and how vital ...

Working beyond Retirement like my Dad

My Dad enjoyed a new lease of working life after he retired from the police, and it is becoming a popular choice. My Dad was a policeman for 32 years. In fact for all of my childhood I remember him either in uniform coming home for ...

Why do I have to Pay Tax as a Student?

You’ve just secured your student loan and you’re spending it wisely on books, accommodation and general living costs, but you may have worked out by now that your loan may not stretch as far as you think. Getting yourself a part-time ...

High School at Last!

Woo Hoo just dropped my little girl off at high school for the first time  – at last! I’ve been a working mum for what seems like an eternity. In fact its only 15 years, but its definitely taken its toll. I had my first child ...

Does Maternity have to put the Brakes on your Career?

The role and potential of women in the workplace is a very hot topic these days, with the Government, employers and women’s groups all working together to remove some of the obstacles which can and have restricted career progression. ...

Top Ten Mystery Shopping Destinations Around the World

Where would you go in the world to shop until you dropped if you had half the chance? Is New York your shopping mecca, or do you love the glamorous surroundings of Dubai? Read our guide to the top 10 shopping destinations in the world ...

Increase in the Number of Stay at Home Dads

A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that the number of stay-at-home dads who care for their children has quadrupled over the past 25 years. So, what’s the reason for this trend? Well, it has a lot to do with the ...

Qualifications vs Experience

Picture the scenario; you see a role advertised in an area you would like to work in and after lots of studying, hard work and dedication, you have a degree that you think you could apply to this role. However, you are going up against ...

Volunteer to Further Your Career

The job market can be tough and when you’re struggling to find work, you may need to think of other ways to stand out. That’s where volunteering comes in. Not only does it allow you to gain invaluable practical skills and experience ...

What to do this August Bank Holiday

The last bank holiday (until Christmas) is nearly upon us and most families around the country will be deliberating over whether to try and raid the savings pot to bag a last minute getaway, or if they should watch the pennies, stay ...

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