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Top 100 employers recruiting graduates

With memories of Spaghetti Hoop dining and Jeremy Kyle marathons beginning to take their place in the wine cellar of the limbic system, students up and down the country are taking that jump into the icy cold water that is the real world. Barely half of all graduates will find themselves employed six months after returning their cap and gown, with the majority failing to land a position in a degree related field. The responsibility ...

Published: Fri 15 August 2014

How to stand out as a graduate

Once you've received your degree and ceremoniously tossed your cap up in the air, your life as a student comes screeching to a halt. Your next step is to put the past few years of hard work to good use and find a job.The unfortunate part about the graduate job hunt is that everyone with a degree similar to yours is now a rival, looking to take your dream job right from under your feet. Luckily, there are ways to differentiate ...

Published: Tue 12 August 2014

4 tips for dealing with an annoying work colleague

Just what is it about you? Whether you're waiting at the bar, sat on the train or in this case just trying to complete that last minute proposal, you always seem to attract the eccentric, obnoxious and clinically insane. Annoying colleagues can be a real test of resolve, especially when it seems that they're only job is to disrupt you in your job.Getting too engaged with the idiosyncrasies of the office joker, loud talker and ...

Published: Tue 05 August 2014

5 tips for reducing eye strain at work

With the digital takeover ensuring that computers are less dispensable in the office than those who use them, eye strain is becoming a very real work related complaint. Fatigue, poor vision, and eye twitching have all become the calling cards of our increased exposure to blue light and are even the victim to the century's other favourite hobby of labelling symptoms. Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS as it's more (un)commonly ...

Published: Wed 30 July 2014

5 tips for coping with mental health problems at work

With 1 in 4 people suffering with mental health disorders every year in the UK, trying to cope with these conditions in the workplace is a very real problem. Around 70% of sufferers don't seek treatment and so within the confined walls of an office, daily stresses coupled with your anxiety or depression can mount up to an almost impossible struggle.Many see their job as a key component on the road to recovery with the sense ...

Published: Mon 28 July 2014

Tips for preventing back pain at work

While the common cold may be the undisputed champion in the work absence stakes, back pain isn't far behind with musculoskeletal conditions leading to 31 million working days being lost last year. It's hardly any wonder though when we consider that the number of Quasimodo-esque employees who are hunched over their keyboards is increasingly on the rise.Office workers are the most likely to suffer from back pain with the risk ...

Published: Wed 23 July 2014

Don't let social media ruin your job prospects

As the physical world continues to slip into a digital slumber, social media offers a very personal and public insight into our lives. While its methods of communication have been lauded, our personal profiles are providing a much more astute depiction of ourselves than a CV ever could, and this has resulted in employers becoming much more tech savvy when searching for future staff.While your resume may list your academic and ...

Published: Tue 22 July 2014

Top tips for creating a secure password

In an increasing age of big brother and cybercriminals, your online identity is at risk of being compromised if you don't take the right precautions. In most cases, creating a secure password is your strongest ally and choosing a complex variation of characters to protect your most personal of data could just be enough to deter even the most determined of online hackers.Have different passwords for different accountsWith our ...

Published: Thu 17 July 2014

5 best brain food for thought

If ever there was an aspect of life which was better suited to the phrase 'easier in theory than in practice,' maintaining a healthy diet has to be it. The benefits of healthy eating has long been proven by our friend science but it's not only its physical impact that makes it a recommended daily mantra by experts. The brain is perhaps the biggest beneficiary of a healthy diet, and so called 'brain food' can supposedly make ...

Published: Tue 15 July 2014

5 essential tips for managing your time at work

We've all been there; pressing deadlines, important business meetings and the old maxim 'so much to do, so little time' reverberating around your head. It really doesn't have to be like this. Making your 24 hours go further is easier than you think and just a little organisation will enable you to manage your time at work much more effectively. Plan and prioritise  You might have a revolving door of projects, meetings ...

Published: Thu 10 July 2014
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