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.... The scheme, which was launched at the company’s annual meeting in Cheltenham on Tuesday, will run until September 2020. Dunkerton, who began his retailing career with a market stall funded by a £2,000 loan from his father in the 1980s, said it was important that all staff shared in the firm’s success. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The Collective’s model is to give tenants a hassle-free life similar to that in a student hall of residence, but for people starting out on their career. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Samsung has not denied donating money to the foundations, but said it was forced to do so by Park. Samsung was also accused of separately giving Choi billions of won to fund her daughter’s equestrian career in Germany. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... It’s hard to argue that Alphabet wields as much power over global technology policy as the likes of Goldman Sachs do over global financial and economic policy. For now, influential politicians – such as José Manuel Barroso, the former president of the European Commission – prefer to continue their careers at Goldman Sachs, not at Alphabet; it is also the former, not the latter, that fills vacant senior posts in Washington. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The increase in the state pension age, which was controversially brought forward by seven years by the work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, is expected to affect about 7 million people in their late 30s and early 40s. As well as reversing the move on the pension age, the TUC said workers should be given the right to a midlife career review, while firms should invest more in workplace training. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Graduates will look at the other major employment centres and think their housing costs will be lower. They are less likely to start their career in London than in Bristol or Birmingham. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Billionaire Richard Desmond is poised to sell his Express and Star newspapers and celebrity magazine OK! in a £130m deal, ending a 43-year publishing career that had its roots in music and pornographic magazines. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....One witness said: “There was a lot of anger and upset. A lot of talented and innocent people have had their lives and careers shattered, people who had nothing to do with a piece of morally indefensible work carried out by a small group of former colleagues. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Anonymous, NHS worker, Scotland. Looking for a job? Browse Guardian Jobs or sign up to Guardian Careers for the latest job vacancies and career advice. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The senior MP, who was elected at the age of 50 after a career as a nurse, said the overall gender pay gap was not closing sufficiently quickly. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Most are still unable to access mortgages from the burnt-out Irish banks (now also subject to stiff lending rules) and are forced to pay some of the most painfully high city rents in Europe. The fact that post-crash houses sell for nothing in Roscommon or Longford is no help to a graduate in Dublin, just as houses in Stoke or Burnley collapsing to £25,000 would be no help to a young adult starting out on a career in London. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Louise, a manager at a telecom company in England, believes her career opportunities were also severely restricted by her weight. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... “It makes no difference one way or the other to me that Peter Hargreaves is putting in £25m of his own money. In my career I’ve seen a lot of very reputable people backing funds that then don’t turn out the way they thought they would. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mayfield says of his free running: “It didn’t feel like work, and it was very easy to fit in around my studies. I enjoyed the creative side of needing to think on my feet, which has led me to a career in digital marketing for business brands like Expert Market. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Most students would like to find enjoyable part-time work that enables them to put the skills they are learning on their course into practice and improve their long-term job prospects. But how do you go about finding one? We talked to four people who used the degrees they were studying to earn money, choosing part-time jobs that also fitted in well with their studies and enhanced the prospects for their future careers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....5% to minus 0. 75%, the chief executive of one large insurance company called the decision the worst piece of policymaking he had seen in his career. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". In terms of career prospects, Bahrain ranked second in the world, soaring up the ‘job and career’ index on the back of a flourishing oil industry. ... [Read full article on Daily Express ]
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'People want a family, a social life': the part-time working revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 07:00:05 AM
.... Good employers may be increasingly willing to accommodate staff they don’t want to lose, Mattison says, but when they’re recruiting, they tend to fall straight back into the default position: Monday to Friday, 40 hours a week. Few jobs are openly advertised as part-time, meaning that anyone reluctant to work conventional hours can struggle to come back from a career break or switch jobs. ...
Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says image
. Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. ...
Superdry's co-founders to share wealth with 4,500 employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of September 2017 06:35:18 AM
.... The scheme, which was launched at the company’s annual meeting in Cheltenham on Tuesday, will run until September 2020. Dunkerton, who began his retailing career with a market stall funded by a £2,000 loan from his father in the 1980s, said it was important that all staff shared in the firm’s success. ...
Houses more affordable across half of UK now than in 2007 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:01:48 PM
.... Graduates will look at the other major employment centres and think their housing costs will be lower. They are less likely to start their career in London than in Bristol or Birmingham. ...
Bell Pottinger goes into administration amid South Africa scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:35:58 PM
....One witness said: “There was a lot of anger and upset. A lot of talented and innocent people have had their lives and careers shattered, people who had nothing to do with a piece of morally indefensible work carried out by a small group of former colleagues. ...
Does Peter Hargreaves have a whale of an opportunity for UK investors? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 05:59:00 AM
.... “It makes no difference one way or the other to me that Peter Hargreaves is putting in £25m of his own money. In my career I’ve seen a lot of very reputable people backing funds that then don’t turn out the way they thought they would. ...
Richard Desmond poised to sell Express and Star to Trinity Mirror image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of September 2017 07:32:26 AM
. Billionaire Richard Desmond is poised to sell his Express and Star newspapers and celebrity magazine OK! in a £130m deal, ending a 43-year publishing career that had its roots in music and pornographic magazines. ...
FCA must backtrack over Saudi oil giant Aramco | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:01:23 PM
....5% to minus 0. 75%, the chief executive of one large insurance company called the decision the worst piece of policymaking he had seen in his career. ...
Maintenance debt weighs on my mind as a poorer student image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:59:58 AM
....Follow Guardian Students on Twitter: @GdnStudents. For graduate career opportunities, take a look at Guardian Jobs. ...
Top destinations for expats in 2017 REVEALED - you'll never guess which country took top  image
....". In terms of career prospects, Bahrain ranked second in the world, soaring up the ‘job and career’ index on the back of a flourishing oil industry. ...
London developer to allow rental tenants to pay deposits in bitcoin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 04:03:57 PM
....”. The Collective’s model is to give tenants a hassle-free life similar to that in a student hall of residence, but for people starting out on their career. ...
Robots and AI can bring down pension age, says TUC image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of September 2017 11:01:03 PM
....The increase in the state pension age, which was controversially brought forward by seven years by the work and pensions secretary, David Gauke, is expected to affect about 7 million people in their late 30s and early 40s. As well as reversing the move on the pension age, the TUC said workers should be given the right to a midlife career review, while firms should invest more in workplace training. ...
Silicon Valley has been humbled. But its schemes are as dangerous as ever | Evgeny Morozov image
.... It’s hard to argue that Alphabet wields as much power over global technology policy as the likes of Goldman Sachs do over global financial and economic policy. For now, influential politicians – such as José Manuel Barroso, the former president of the European Commission – prefer to continue their careers at Goldman Sachs, not at Alphabet; it is also the former, not the latter, that fills vacant senior posts in Washington. ...
How to make studying for a degree work for you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of September 2017 06:00:07 AM
....Most students would like to find enjoyable part-time work that enables them to put the skills they are learning on their course into practice and improve their long-term job prospects. But how do you go about finding one? We talked to four people who used the degrees they were studying to earn money, choosing part-time jobs that also fitted in well with their studies and enhanced the prospects for their future careers. ...
Demoted or dismissed because of your weight? The reality of the size ceiling image
....”. Louise, a manager at a telecom company in England, believes her career opportunities were also severely restricted by her weight. ...
​Some might pray for a house price crash, but be careful what you wish for | Patrick Collinson image
.... Most are still unable to access mortgages from the burnt-out Irish banks (now also subject to stiff lending rules) and are forced to pay some of the most painfully high city rents in Europe. The fact that post-crash houses sell for nothing in Roscommon or Longford is no help to a graduate in Dublin, just as houses in Stoke or Burnley collapsing to £25,000 would be no help to a young adult starting out on a career in London. ...
Minister criticises chair of women in business review over pay gap comments image
....”. The senior MP, who was elected at the age of 50 after a career as a nurse, said the overall gender pay gap was not closing sufficiently quickly. ...
Need a well-paid student job you enjoy? Here are a few off-the-wall ideas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of August 2017 05:59:28 AM
....Mayfield says of his free running: “It didn’t feel like work, and it was very easy to fit in around my studies. I enjoyed the creative side of needing to think on my feet, which has led me to a career in digital marketing for business brands like Expert Market. ...
Samsung heir sentenced to five years in jail after corruption conviction image
.... Samsung has not denied donating money to the foundations, but said it was forced to do so by Park. Samsung was also accused of separately giving Choi billions of won to fund her daughter’s equestrian career in Germany. ...
End of the checkout line: the looming crisis for American cashiers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of August 2017 09:00:35 AM
....Alfredo Duran, a 37-year-old New Yorker, has been staring down that threat. He began his retail career at the Gap, taking part in that quintessential American rite of passage: getting a summer job in high school. ...
Department for Education pulls all Learndirect contracts and funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 07:03:32 PM
....Ofsted said was it was “very pleased” that the company’s application for a judicial review to prevent publication of the report had been refused. Among its criticisms, Ofsted said the management of apprentices was ineffective, while about a third of learners on apprenticeships “do not receive their entitlement to off-the-job learning” and fail to develop “the skills they require to progress to the next step in their career”. ...
State pension CHAOS: Savers fearing poverty and many don't even KNOW when they can retire image
....A new flat-rate pension was introduced last year, but it's feared many people have no idea of the amount they will receive at retirement. People who 'contracted out' or took career breaks payouts may not understand their entitlement may be affected. ...
Mark Millar's superhero rise from comic book nerd to Netflix winner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 07:35:11 PM
....“Mark does think very filmically, which is why I think his stuff does translate and will translate to movies and TV,” Gibbons said. “He has really paid his dues, starting out working on really very straightforward, unambitious comic fare and then upped his game, and by this point he’s already had a career that is quite unique and exemplary. ...
Dame Helen Alexander, first female head of CBI, dies aged 60 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 10:39:40 PM
....Alexander, who was chief executive of the Economist Group between 1997 and 2008, died on Saturday, the newspaper said. Her long career included boardroom roles at companies including Rolls-Royce and British Gas parent Centrica. ...
Millions of women hit by pensions gender gap  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:20:00 AM
....Smith says women face another challenge when attempting to build up a pension. “They often face a more disrupted savings journey due to maternity leave and working part-time, juggling a career and children. ...
Have we reached 'peak London' as millennials leave in record numbers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 11:05:04 PM
....If the number of those leaving is increasing (the report says 93,300 people fled this year), London is still growing, overall. And we don’t know from figures like these how much is “pull” and how much is “push”; how many are homeowners cashing in on the London property bonus, buying something bigger and taking portable careers with them, and how many are wrenching themselves away from families, social networks and jobs that don’t exist outside of the capital. ...
Unpaid internships damage long-term graduate pay prospects image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 09:01:01 PM
....Almost every graduate taking an unpaid internship can expect to be worse off three years later than if they had gone straight into work. That is the shock finding of the first survey of its kind of the career trajectories of tens of thousands of students over a six-year period. ...
Interns beware: working for free could put a dent in your career image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 09:01:01 PM
....Last week the outsourcing giant Capita was criticised for promoting a graduate scheme that involved up to four months of unpaid training with no guaranteed job at the end. Interns gamble that their sacrifice will help them find the job of their dreams – or establish whether a career in a certain industry is really for them. ...
Graduate anger mounts over ‘nightmare’ Student Loans Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
....A repeated complaint is about the intrusive questioning and demands. Another graduate, who this time gave up his job to switch careers, described the problem of convincing the SLC he wasn’t working because he was not claiming jobseeker’s allowance. ...
BBC women let pay gap happen, review co-chair says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:18:53 PM
....But he faced a backlash on Thursday for his comments about employees not asking for pay rises. “I’ve had lots of women reporting to me or coming in to talk to me about their careers – either for general guidance or employees of companies where I’ve been working,” he said. ...
How about a little accountability for economists when they mess up? | Dean Baker image
.... We all know and expect that a dishwasher who keeps breaking the dishes or a custodian who can’t clean the toilets loses his job. I have suggested that economists who prescribe policies that turn out badly, or who can’t see multitrillion dollar housing bubbles coming whose collapse sinks the economy, ought to pay a price in terms of their careers. ...
Capita criticised over unpaid graduate training scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 02:47:32 PM
.... “The course is designed to allow the participants to continue undertaking work and other activities outside of the free training. The objective is to bridge the gap between graduate-level experience and the requirements of employers, enabling graduates to overcome barriers and enter a sector with high opportunities for career progression. ...
Why all women need to know what their colleagues earn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 05:00:12 AM
....”. Access to better-paid jobs – for instance, in Stem careers – has to be addressed to qualify more young women. ...
Burberry's Paul Price to be new boss of Topshop image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:46:19 PM
.... She was preceded by Jane Shepherdson, who ran Topshop from 1999 until 2007, before leading a buyout of the Whistles chain, which she left in 2016. An American who started his fashion retail career at Bloomingdale’s department store, Price has spent the past decade as chief merchandising officer at British luxury brand Burberry. ...
Top firms must publish figures on ethnic diversity, says report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of July 2017 05:01:11 AM
....5% of the UK population are BAME but they hold just 6% of top management jobs. A government-backed report by businesswoman Ruby McGregor-Smith, published in February, said that £24bn could be added to to UK economy each year if minorities were able to progress through their careers at the same rate as their white counterparts. ...
Russell Group urges rethink on student loan interest rate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 05:40:15 PM
.... “A reassessment here now seems highly appropriate as inflation starts to return,” he said. He also called on the government to reconsider the £21,000 income threshold at which graduates become liable to start paying back their loan, suggesting a higher level would enable them to keep more money early in their careers. ...
How could we cope if capitalism failed? Ask 26 Greek factory workers | Aditya Chakrabortty image
....Let that sink in. A bunch of middle-aged men and women who have spent their entire careers on the wrong end of barked orders about what to do and when to do it have seized ownership of their own workplace and their own working lives. ...
How credit score agencies have the power to make or break lives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of July 2017 06:00:43 AM
.... Since a default remains on a credit file for six years, a £1 debt can tarnish a personal record for longer than a criminal offence. Andrew John (not his real name) is unable to get a career development loan to help him complete a master’s degree because of a failed direct debit payment in 2011. ...
Jane Austen to star in Bank of England literary links exhibition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 11:42:14 AM
....The exhibition, which opens at the Bank’s museum on 19 July, features many other writers either preoccupied with money or connected to the bank, including Kenneth Grahame, creator of The Wind in the Willows, who passed his exams to join the bank staff at the age of 19 and stayed for 30 years. Grahame’s career included an episode that might have given pause to the many thriller writers who have used the Bank as a setting – in 1903 a man demanded to see the governor and instead met Grahame, who was invited to choose one end of a rolled document. ...
Gig economy workers on their jobs: 'They do exercise control over us' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:57:45 AM
.... If a client suddenly goes into hospital or dies she can lose hours or she can suddenly be called in to do extra work. She’s now looking for a different job as she’d like to progress in her career, earn more, get a pension and guaranteed hours but continue to work in caring for people. ...
How economics became a religion | John Rapley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 05:00:01 AM
.... An economist who gets a following gets a pulpit. Although scientists, in contrast, might appeal to public opinion to boost their careers or attract research funds, outside of pseudo-sciences, they don’t win support for their theories in this way. ...
Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley: have we reached a tipping point? image
....“In many ways these guys are invincible,” said employment attorney Kelly Armstrong. “They are so successful, so accomplished and so revered that most women will not come forward for fear of damaging their career permanently. ...
Sir Owen Green obituary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 02:14:17 PM
.... When he left the navy in 1946, he trained as an accountant, qualifying in 1950. The career path that was to lead him to become one of the most respected businessmen of the 1980s began when he was appointed finance director at Oil Feed Engineering, which was then acquired by BTR. ...
Brexit fears trigger exodus of crucial EU health and social care workforce | Hélène Mulholland image
....Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, which represents almost 4,000 providers of social care, says the problem of EU nationals now leaving is “quite significant”. “One of the things we are seeing is that people are making decisions [to leave] when they are thinking about the next phase [of their career], or have been here two years,” he says. ...
'Tourism is our lifejacket': debt-stricken Greece gets record number of visitors image
.... Almost alone among EU states, Greece still lacks further education courses in tourism despite the country’s dependency on the industry. “I want to see more young people consider a career in tourism,” he said, adding that Athens should imitate Turkey and allow private companies to invest in infrastructure. ...
‘I wish you all the best in the world of work’ – our work expert’s final response image
.... I also intend to do a distance learning course. The jobs I am applying for now are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. ...
Ron Dennis to cut ties with McLaren board in £275m deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 03:53:40 PM
.... Projects include a £50m plant to build supercars in Sheffield. Dennis started his career as a motor sport mechanic before joining McLaren and guiding the Formula One team to unprecedented success. ...
I'm a successful web developer but it's the wrong career for me image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 26th of June 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I’ve just turned 30, and I can’t decide what to do with my career. ...
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‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
.... Perhaps this comes across in interviews? The impetus has to come from him, and it sounds like he needs more focus. Maybe more research, career coaching, volunteering with kids and seeing whether he likes it, etc, will help him focus on what lies ahead for him. ...
Should I tell prospective employers that I want to change career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... I also intend to do a distance learning course. The jobs I am applying for are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....The appointment of a clothing industry novice has been seen as controversial. McDonald, who will be heading up the biggest clothing retailer in the UK, began her career at the health and beauty group Colgate-Palmolive before spending 16 years at British Airways and nearly a decade with McDonald’s. ...
Burberry faces upheaval as chairman signals departure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:10:12 PM
....Once Gobbetti takes over, Christopher Bailey, who had been combining the role of chief executive and chief creative officer, will become president of the business, renowned for its trenchcoats and distinctive check patterns. It not clear whether the departure of 68-year-old Peace from Burberry will mark the end of a long career in the boardrooms of some of the UK’s biggest companies. ...
REVEALED: 5 simple tricks to increase your pension and BEAT threatened cuts after election image
....Savers can boost their pension pot by average £433 a year after tax relief and employer contributions are taken into account, according to NOW:Pensions. And workers who are likely to be reaching the peak of their career could be missing out on much more. ...
You’re unsuited to your company, not your job’ – our work expert responds image
.... . How can I change my career to something more suitable when my CV has these types of “comply and repeat” roles? . ...
Debt warning: Cash-strapped Brits adding a TENNER a day to their burdens - this is how image
....Around 15 per cent of people take on more debt ‘just to get by’ and pay for household necessities, rising to 20 per cent of single parents. Other reasons for UK households taking on debt included changing career, taking on a new job and funding parental leave. ...
Sir John Hegarty: Einstein didn't have a brainstorm session image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....”. Hegarty has made a career out of challenging conventions. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... To be a young graduate is to be saddled with debt, compelled to move to a major city, tout for unpaid internships, land a temporary job and have no hope of ever buying a house or retiring before 70. Go up the demographic tree and you see young and even mid-career university lecturers whose jobs have been Uber-ised. ...
General Electric says CEO Jeff Immelt is stepping down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 12:14:10 PM
....65bn acquisition of LM Wind Power, a Denmark-based manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines. Flannery is a longtime General Electric executive, starting his career at GE Capital in 1987. ...
How can my partner land an accountancy job after 100 attempts? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....Clearly his English is proficient enough to get a good degree. He also has a BSc from Thailand, but chose to change his career after coming toBritain. ...
Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of June 2017 06:00:18 AM
....Businesses and individuals looking for the right piece of music to underscore a particular shot or moment will often approach a music library – and this is where people such as Elliot Middleton come in. The 27-year-old, who is based in Manchester and works with a number of companies, says writing and producing stock music is now his full-time career, and he makes “a good income” from it. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
.... Ever since then you have been grateful that that 18 months provided you with real life experience against which you can evaluate your work in office administration and customer service. It has enabled you to feel more confident in your choice of career and increase your satisfaction in the work you do. ...
I work best independently, but am trapped in a job where that's frowned on image
.... I recognise that I am unsuited to the job because I don’t have the personality traits to follow routine processes blindly. How can I change my career to something more suitable when my CV has these types of “comply and repeat” roles? I can’t afford to drop my salary level or pay more than a few hundred pounds for training – I feel trapped. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....The Texas-based oilfield services company, which reported revenues of $16bn (£12bn) last year, said the full-time positions were part of an unpaid work experience programme. The advert, discovered by careers blog Graduate Fog, also claims Halliburton is an equal opportunities employer. ...
Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:52:01 AM
.... Acting on the law firm’s recommendations, Uber’s human resources team fired “more than 20” employees. “I have never in my career heard of groups of people being terminated for sexual harassment like this,” said Leslie Miley, a veteran software engineer who now works at Slack, who interviewed at Uber in 2015 and was put off by the culture. ...
Taking his own path image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:16 PM
....But how do you ever become a maze designer? For Mr Fisher it was a lucky turn in the maze we all walk through in life. Mr Fisher first made a maze as a child, when he and his dad build one in their garden just for fun, but he "never thought it would turn into a career". ...
REVEALED: How one in four over 55s could DOUBLE pension savings  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 03:40:00 PM
.... Opting out of workplace pensions means missing out on an average £433 a year after tax relief and employer contributions are taken into account, according to NOW:Pensions. In reality, workers could are likely to be reaching the peak of their career could be missing out on much more. ...
M&S offers cash grants to community businesses in ethical relaunch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 06:32:53 PM
....Rowe, who took charge of M&S just over a year ago, said the fashion, food and homewares retailer was also “determined to play a leading role” in social change by supporting community projects in 10 cities, including Rochdale, Glasgow, Liverpool and Middlesbrough. M&S’s initiatives include cutting carbon emissions and giving grants of up to £50,000 for community businesses, careers advice to young people, and 10,000 pairs of plimsolls to children starting school. ...
Car insurance costs to rocket as tax hike comes into force tomorrow image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:46:00 AM
.... It will also apply to home buildings and contents cover, pet insurance, mobile phone cover and private medical insurance, costing households more than £100 a year. The tax hike could hardly have come at a worse time, because insurance premiums are already careering along at a breakneck pace. ...
BT considering closing defined-benefit pensions scheme for existing staff image
.... The Communications Workers Union, which represents Royal Mail as well as BT employees, has already threatened to hold a ballot for industrial action among members at the postal service. A defined-benefit pension is typically considered the most sought-after retirement plan available to employees, and pays an annual income based on a calculation based on years of service and either a career average or final salary. ...
How to deal with office politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... If you try the tips above and still find your office a nightmare, there is a simpler option: ditch the co-workers entirely by working for yourself. Looking for a job? Browse Guardian Jobs or sign up to Guardian Careers for the latest job vacancies and career advice. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
....In the end, she was actually offered the job, as a barperson in a private health club. She turned it down and went on to build a successful career in public relations, and is now broadening her social media management skills with Digital Mums. ...
Back to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 11:09:28 PM
.... . Formerly a high-level marketing executive for Diageo, Julianne took a four-year career break when her children were born before retraining as a psychologist. ...
Millennial ‘influencers’ who are the new stars of web advertising image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 11:05:41 PM
.... Unlike Taylor Swift, Beyoncé et al, who have all made their names elsewhere and maintain fanbases on the photo-sharing platform, Ferragni has found fame and fortune solely by publishing photographs of herself wearing a variety of designer ensembles in a range of glamorous locations. Now worth a reputed $12m, with a line of branded shoes selling at up to $500 a pair, and a contract with Pantene as a global ambassador, Ferragni is a role model to a generation of digital natives who have established a viable career as social media “influencers”. ...
REVEALED: Trick to boost state pension in loophole that could soon be closed - ex-minister image
.... Future governments, desperate to make budget savings, could axe the top-up system at any time. It is estimated about half a million people who contracted out of national insurance contributions (NIC) in their career - and therefore won't qualify for the full payout could benefit. ...
Student housing tempts wealthy investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:08:32 PM
....The good behaviour of today’s students was a recurring theme at the conference. Brian Welsh, the chief operating officer of Threesixty Developments, said he was constantly worrying about tenants “wrecking the place” in the early days of his career but he now finds students need to be actively encouraged to have fun. ...
Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
.... Broadband is now something that just happens, no problem: surfing the web, streaming Netflix, watching videos. And my pool career is back on track. ...

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