All Careers Advice

  • As the latest survey shows the job market is tougher than ever, Richard Garner offers this year’s university leavers top tips to boost their chances of employment

  • Mel Worth, Sainsbury’s Head of Resourcing, was tempted away from university by a career at the company – and now she’s opening other people’s eyes to the opportunities available.

  • Senior branch manager Hannah Midgley couldn’t believe it when she was named ‘Employee of the year’. Now, she’s working with Nationwide both to further her career and to support others.

  • What are the key ingredients of an excellent graduate recruitment scheme? Nitish Gujadhur muses on his experience at Nationwide and explains the benefits.

  • Career advice and inspiration from the professionals

  • Remote working, social networking and keeping your head down are not going to get you that job or promotion. It’s being visible and networking face-to-face that works at work, writes Niki Chesworth

  • apprenticeships and sponsored degrees mean school leavers do not have to scramble for traditional university places, by Jenny Hamada

  • A job in the Square Mile used to be a guarantee of riches and success — but to get on the ladder some new graduates are working for free at London’s top firms.
  • Teaching today’s children and young people is tough – and that’s why only the top performing graduates will go into it.
  • i, Britain's first concise quality newspaper, and iJobs, the brand new recruitment portal, are offering companies a unique opportunity. Read more...
  • Talent is expensive. However, in these difficult times it is vital for businesses to employ experienced people who can add value and make a real difference.

  • Niki Chesworth asks a panel of experts who deal with successful people what the rest of us can do to ensure we are in pole position for the next job opportunity

  • In these uncertain economic times, many employers are reluctant to commit to a permanent hire and are filling staffing gaps with temps. While this offers candidates less job security, temp to perm is a growing trend, so it's something jobseekers can work to their advantage. By Niki Chesworth

  • The global economy needs future engineers to be skilled, flexible - and mobile. By Stephen Hoare

  • With academic nous no longer enough, universities are getting career-minded, says Michael Prest

  • David Cameron has defended the right to give internship placements to the children of friends and colleagues while Nick Clegg has criticised them. While they may disagree on how to offer internships, they do not deny that they offer young people a foot in the door.

  • Employers often use psychometric testing to vet potential employees and help them understand a little more about your personality and ability to fit into the role they are offering – and this type of testing is becoming increasing popular.
  • Understandably, many people find discussing salaries uncomfortable and embarrassing during an interview. However, most interviewers expect some bartering and, if it motivates you to put more into the job, it is worthwhile for both the applicant and the employer.
  • A Curriculum Vitae is a self-marketing tool and getting an interview can depend on how good your CV is. You will need to consider what to include, how much detail is needed and how to make your CV stand out from all the others.
  • Rapport is the connection between two people; the spoken and unspoken words that say ‘we are on the same page’. In an interview situation you can employ numerous techniques to maximize the rapport between yourself and your interviewer.