Life At Work

Five ways to impress on your first day

The first day at a new job can be daunting. But go about it the right way, and you’ll be part of the furniture in no time. Here are our Top 5 ways to impress on your big day…

Five career goal questions, and how to answer them

Where are you currently in your career, and where do you want to go next? Here are five our favourite career goal questions courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’,

Ask James

Ask James: Will my tattoos and piercings prevent me getting hired?

Worried your tattoos or piercings will cost you the job? Chairman of reed.co.uk and career coach, James Reed, gives his advice.

Ask James: How do I answer this interview question about salary?

Chairman of reed.co.uk and career coach, James Reed, gives his advice to jobseekers on how best to answer “What is your desired salary?” at an interview.

Ask James: Your career questions answered

In his monthly column, Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help tackle your biggest career concerns & start to ❤️ love Mondays.

Employee benefits

What it’s like to work for Apple

Want to take a bite out of Apple? ‘Slide and unlock’ is only the beginning. To make sure you’re clear of the facts, and to give you an insight into the life of an Apple employee – here’s what it’s really like to work for Apple:

What it’s like to work for Facebook

To give you an insight into what it’d be like to be a Facebook employee, here’s what’s it’s like to work there (and our top tips to help you land the job):

Office perks: Have they lost their pulling power?

Although exciting office perks might make a role seem more appealing, knowing their true importance is vital. But not all candidates (or employers) see benefits as a big deal. So, are office perks a must-have, or have they lost their pulling power?

Features

Grenfell Tower appeal: How to double your donation

The Big Give have raised over £1.5 million for their appeal in five days, thanks to support from business leaders & the public alike. Here’s how you can help.

The top companies hiring in June 2017

Stuck in a job you can’t stand? Wake up and smell the covfefe. To help you find your perfect position, here are five of the top companies hiring in June.

Six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea

Always apologising at work? To help you understand when you should (and shouldn’t) say it, here are six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea.

Work-life balance

How to talk about mental health at work

Rohan Kallicharan, Talent Manager at reed.co.uk, shared some of his experiences on how (and when) to talk about mental health in the workplace.

What is a sabbatical?

Need a break? Why not take a sabbatical? To help you understand what they’re all about (and how to bring them up with your employer), here’s everything you need to know about sabbaticals from work:

How to: Stop procrastinating at work

Unfortunately, procrastination happens to the best of us. We’ve already covered six things productive people do every day, but here are a few of our top tips on how to stop procrastinating at work:

Workplace culture

14 work email problems everyone has experienced

Work emails are (mostly) great. To help you relate, here are 14 work email problems everyone has experienced:

How to: Guarantee productive meetings

Ah, meetings. To make sure your meetings aren’t a waste of time, here are our top tips on how to guarantee productive meetings:

14 Christmas cards to instantly impress your co-workers

So it’s your first Christmas in the office and you’re not sure if people ‘do’ cards. To help inspire you, here are 14 of our favourite cards you could send your co-workers this Christmas: