Tag: featured

How to: Write a cover letter

Behind every CV is a good cover letter. Here’s our step-by-step guide to help you make yours stand out.

Four ways a business degree will prepare you for a successful career  

We spoke to The University of Law Business School, to find out four ways a business a degree will prepare you for a successful career.

Six women in STEM career trailblazers

You may not have heard of all of these pioneering women. But there’s a very high likelihood that you know their work…

How to become a General Manager

Whether you want to become an general manager or you’re looking to develop your career, read our general manager Career Guide now.

Top companies hiring October 2021

If you’re ready to love Mondays again, and you’re looking for a job you adore, here are just five companies hiring on Reed.co.uk right now.

Five jobs for people with good negotiation skills

Love to get the best deal? Here are some of our top tips on how to build your negotiation skills, and five jobs that might be perfect for you.

Ask James

Ask James: Should I tailor my CV?

In his monthly column, career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help you tackle your biggest career concerns. In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on tailoring your CV,

Ask James: How do I network?

Career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help you tackle your biggest career concerns. In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to network.

Ask James: What should I ask my mentor?

Not sure how to make the most of your mentor? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on what to ask your mentor.

Ask James: How do I get back into work after travelling?

Not sure how to explain a gap in your CV? In this month’s column, career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed gives his advice on how to get back into work after travelling.

Ask James: How do I re-submit my CV?

In his monthly column, career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help you tackle your biggest career concerns. This month, James gives his top tips on how to get an updated CV back in front of recruiters.

Ask James: How do I answer this question about competition?

Not sure how to answer: ‘If you could work for any company other than this one, who would it be?’. Here are James Reed’s top tips.

Ask James: How do I get my colleagues to respect me as a manager?

This month, Chairman of reed.co.uk James Reed gives his top tips on how to gain the respect of your colleagues after a promotion.

Ask James: How do I find a new career at 50?

Stuggling to find career advice for older jobseekers? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to find a new career at 50…

Ask James: What can I do to stand out and get a promotion?

Looking to take the next step in your career? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to get yourself promoted.

Ask James: How do I choose a career path?

Struggling to work out which career is right for you? In this month’s column, James gives his advice on how to choose a career path that works for you.

Ask James: Should I switch careers?

Looking to enter a brand new industry, but not sure where to start? In this month’s column, James gives his advice on how to switch careers.

Ask James: How do I turn a temp job into a permanent role?

Career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, gives his top tips on how to turn your temp role into something more permanent.

Career Development

Four ways a business degree will prepare you for a successful career  

We spoke to The University of Law Business School, to find out four ways a business a degree will prepare you for a successful career.

The top courses to help you get hired October 2021

Looking to treat yourself to a new skill this October? To help inspire you, here are the top courses on Reed.co.uk right now. 

Education levels explained

To help you work out what your qualifications really mean and where to go next, here’s everything you need to know about education levels.

Five reasons to start a career in project management

Good at managing everything? Here are five reasons a career in project management could be the perfect choice for you.

How to get a job in HR (without any experience)

We spoke to Avado, the UK’s No.1 online provider of professional qualifications, to find out how you can break into the HR industry.

The top courses to help you get hired September 2021

Looking to further your education this year? Here are the top law courses that you could sign up for this September.

Three courses you could apply for in clearing 2021

Didn’t get into university? It’s not too late to apply. Here are three great courses you could apply for in clearing 2021.

UCAS clearing: How does it work?

Want to go to university, but still waiting for an offer? Clearing could be for you. To help you get to grips with it, here’s our guide to UCAS clearing:

Five reasons to take a law Master’s 

Want to take the law into your own hands? We spoke to The University of Law, to find out five reasons to study an LLM.

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options.

The top courses to help you get hired August 2021

Looking to learn? Here are the top law courses that you could sign up for this August.

Which postgraduate degree is right for me?

We spoke to the University of Liverpool, European leaders in 100% online postgraduate education, to find out more about postgraduate course subjects.

Career Guides

How to become a General Manager

Whether you want to become an general manager or you’re looking to develop your career, read our general manager Career Guide now.

How to become an Engineering Technician

Whether you want to become an engineering technician or you’re looking to develop your career, read our engineering technician Career Guide now.

How to become a Production Assistant

Whether you want to become a production assistant or you’re looking to develop your career, read our production assistant Career Guide now.

How to become an Army Dog Handler

Whether you want to become an Army Dog Handler or you’re looking to add to your skills, read our Army Dog Handler Career Guide now.

How to become a Systems Auditor

Whether you want to become a Systems Auditor, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Systems Auditor Career Guide to find out the facts.

How to become an AWS Cloud Practitioner

Whether you want to become an AWS Cloud Practitioner, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our AWS Cloud Practitioner Career Guide to find out the facts.

How to become a Product Owner

Whether you want to become a Product Owner, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Product Owner Career Guide to find out the facts.

How to become a Purchase Ledger Clerk

Whether you want to become a Purchase Ledger Clerk or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Purchase Ledger Clerk Career Guide now.

How to become an Operations Manager

Whether you want to become an Operations Manager, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Operation Manager Career Guide to find out the facts.

How to become a Lawyer

Whether you want to become a Lawyer, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Lawyer Career Guide to find out the facts

How to become a PA

Whether you want to become a PA, or you’re looking to develop your career, read our PA Career Guide to find out the facts

How to become a Data Protection Officer

Whether you want to become a Data Protection Officer or you’re looking to develop your career, read our Data Protection Officer Career Guide now.

Courses & qualifications

Eight reasons to start a career in UX design right now

We spoke to the UX Design Institute to learn more about UX – and find out eight reasons to start a career in UX design right now.

On-the-job training: What you need to know

Looking to learn while you earn? So you’re prepared for what it can involve, here’s our guide to on-the-job training.

The top courses to help you get hired July 2021

Here are the top six courses in three of the most in-demand industries, that you should be studying in July 2021.

Five reasons to take a master’s degree

We spoke to Pearson Business School, an institution offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, to find out their top five reasons to take a master’s degree.

Five IT courses that will get you hired

Looking to find your perfect position in the IT industry? Here are five courses which will help take you where you want to go.

The top courses to help you get hired June 2021

Whilst we can’t guarantee the sun will stay out all summer, we can give you a variety of ways to learn. Here are six of the top courses to sign up for this June.

Five benefits of personal development

Need to work on your development? It’s time to get personal. Here’s everything you need to know about personal development (and five reasons to get started).

What is ECDL?

Think you’re good with computers? You might be surprised. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge, here’s everything you need to know about ECDL.

Three ways to upskill for free in 2021

We spoke to vision2learn, one of the UK’s top providers of free courses, to find three (totally free) courses that’ll help you upskill in 2021.

Sage: What you need to know

Want to become certified in the one of the most popular accounting and payroll programs? Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know about Sage certifications.

ICB: What you need to know

Big on bookkeeping? An ICB qualification could be the perfect way to get started, or even take your career to the next level. Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know.

How to: Earn while you learn

To help you find a way to fit studying around your finances (not to mention your schedule), here are some of our top tips on how to earn while you learn.

Cover letter help & advice

How to: Write a cover letter

Behind every CV is a good cover letter. Here’s our step-by-step guide to help you make yours stand out.

Cover letter examples and samples

To help give your cover letter a sense of structure, here are some cover letter examples that might inspire you.

Speculative cover letters: What you need to know

How do you get a job without a job advert? We’ve already covered what cover letters are, but here’s our guide to speculative cover letters (just in case).

What is a cover letter?

To help you understand what they’re all about, and make yours work harder for you, here are a few things you should know about cover letters:

How to: Overcome common cover letter problems

There’s no covering up a bad cover letter. Here are five of the most common cover letter problems (and our tips on how you can overcome them):

Cover letter help

Not sure how to make yourself stand out to recruiters? Check your cover letter. To make sure you know everything there is to know before writing yours, here’s our comprehensive guide to cover letters:

Five things you need to stop doing on your cover letter

Never underestimate the power of a cover letter. But what should (and shouldn’t) you include? To point you in the right direction, here are five of the most common cover letter mistakes that could be costing you the job:

Cover letter templates

School leaver cover letter template

Looking for help to make your CV shine? Here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for recent school leavers:

Free cover letter template

Feel like your cover letter could do with some work? Here’s our handy free cover letter template to help get you started.

Graduate cover letter template

If you’re still feeling frustrated when it comes to the finer details, here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for recent graduates:

Part-time cover letter template

We’ve already covered how to perfect your part-time CV, but to help maximise your chances to impress, here’s our cover letter template specifically tailored for part-time positions:

Career break cover letter template

There are many reasons why you might need to take some time away from your career. Here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for people looking to return from a career break.

Career change cover letter template

Time for a change? Here’s our cover letter template specifically designed for people looking for a career change:

Redundancy cover letter template

If you’ve recently been made redundant, finding the right role to re-enter the workforce can be daunting.

Cover Letters

Four ways to follow-up after an application

82% of recruiters indicate that it reflects well on a candidate when they follow-up after an application. Not sure on the best way to get in touch? Here’s our advice:

COVID-19 and work

Five tips for returning to the office after the pandemic

How do people feel about returning to the office over the coming months? Here’s what we found out – and our tips to help you make the transition.

Three industries crying out for staff right now

Jobs are booming this summer. Here are some of the industries most in need of employees – and the top companies hiring in them right now. 

Five ways to celebrate Pride in 2021

To help inspire you this month, here are just five great ways you can celebrate Pride in 2021 – at home or at work.

Jobs boom: Vacancies posted at their highest levels in over a decade

Everything you need to know about the current jobs boom – and why now is the perfect time to start thinking about finding a new role.

Why transferable skills will be your key to finding work in 2021

The pandemic has changed some people’s ways of working forever. Which is why, for many, 2021 will be the perfect time to change careers.  

Budget 2021: What it means for UK workers

The 2021 Budget has finally been revealed. But what does it mean for UK workers? Here’s everything you need to know.

Five reasons to start a new career in adult social care

Considering a career in Care? To help inspire you, here’s five reasons why care workers love their jobs (and how you could too).

10 good things that are happening in the world right now

To help bring some much-needed positivity (and also, koalas) into your life, here are 10 good things that are happening in the world right now.

Five companies hiring during COVID-19

As part of our commitment to help #KeepBritainWorking, here are just five companies searching for staff during COVID-19 – and beyond.

How to make your CV stand out during COVID-19

Want to make your CV stand out against the competition during COVID-19, and ensure recruiters remember your application? Here’s our advice.

How searching for social care careers is changing during COVID

According to our latest research, care workers are changing their expectations during the pandemic. Both financially, and for their wellbeing.

Out of work checklist: Things to do if you lose your job

Here’s a checklist of the things you should do if you lose your job, including claiming benefits, and keeping track of your money.

CV help & tips

How to: Explain a gap in your CV

To help make sure your career break isn’t holding you back, here are a few tips on how to explain a gap in your CV – and examples to suit your situation.

Five great retail skills for your CV

Looking for retail skills to help sell your suitability for the role? Here are just five that you should definitely be adding to your CV.

Five personal qualities valued by employers

To make sure you’re highlighting your attributes as well as your skills, here are five personal qualities most valued by employers.

Five CV skills employers look for in every jobseeker

We’ve already revealed five lines that are killing your CV, but here are five CV skills employers look for in every application (and our advice on how you can demonstrate them effectively):

Five organisational skills to add to your CV

To help you add value to your applications, here’s what you need to know about organisational skills (and how to include them in your CV).  

Tailoring your CV: What you need to know

To help you understand the importance of tailoring your CV, here’s everything you need to know, and how you can use it to stand out.

Seven types of jobseeker: Which one are you?

Here are seven of the most common types of jobseeker, courtesy of James Reed’s best-selling book, The 7 Second CV: How to Land the Interview.

What to do when you have a long career history

Worried you have too much experience? To make sure you’re only sharing the most relevant information, here’s what to do when you have a long career history.

Hobbies and interests: Should I include them in my CV?

Not sure whether you should include your hobbies on your CV? Not even sure you have any hobbies? Here’s our advice…

How to: Write a CV

Writing a CV can be stressful, especially if you’re starting from scratch. To help inspire you, here are our tips on how to write a CV.

How long should a CV be?

In today’s competitive job market, the length of your CV can be crucial in determining whether you get the job. Learn how to keep your CV short, and get straight to the point.

What are soft skills?

Not sure what your skills are? To find out how to make the most of them, here’s our guide on soft skills – and how they could help land your next job.

CV templates

Free CV template

Writing your CV, but not sure where to start? Download our free CV template now and find out what recruiters really want in your application.

CV examples and samples

Writing your CV from scratch is never easy. To help you consider all the available options, here are some CV examples that might inspire you…

School leaver CV template

Looking for your first job after leaving school, but worried your lack of experience could harm your chances? Here’s our school leaver CV template.

Graduate CV template

Just graduated, but unsure how to demonstrate your skills and experience on your CV? Here’s our graduate CV template to help you get started:

Career change CV template

Looking for a change of direction? Read our career change CV template to help you ace your application.

Retail CV template

Shopping for a new career? To help you stand out in the world of retail, we’ve put together a retail CV template.

Part-time CV template

Looking for something flexible, but not sure your CV is up to scratch? Download our free part-time CV template now:

Redundancy CV template

Are you looking to return to the workforce after a recent redundancy? To help you bounce back, we’ve put together a free redundancy CV template:

Career break CV template

Looking for a new job after a lengthy career break and not sure where to start? To help you increase your chances of success, we’ve put together our career break CV template:

CV templates and tips

Struggling with your CV? We can help with that. To make sure your CV is up to scratch, here are our best tips and templates:

Skills based CV template

Not sure where to start? Luckily, you don’t need to spend hours reformatting your CV to create one – because we’ve put together a skills based CV template to help inspire you.

Should I use a template to write my CV?

Considering using a template to write your CV? Here are some template pros and cons – and what you need to know to get started.

CVs

Personal statement examples

Not sure if you’re going in the right direction with your personal statement? Here are some personal statement examples to inspire you:

Five of the best hobbies to include in your CV

Are you making the most of your hobbies? Here’s how to effectively include hobbies in your CV, and some of the top activities you can use to stand out from the competition.

Four ways to help recruiters find your CV

Here are our top tips to help you optimise your CV for search, and ensure you get headhunted for your perfect position.

Five ways to tell if you need a new CV

Has your CV reached its expiry date? To help you figure out if yours is out of date, here are five ways to tell if you need a new CV:

How to: Use job descriptions to land your dream role

To make sure you’re making the most out of the clues they could give you, here’s our guide on how using job descriptions effectively could help land your dream role: 

Eight ways you’re selling yourself short in your job search

Can’t get the job you want? To make sure you’re showing recruiters what you can really do, here are eight ways you’re selling yourself short in your job search (and our advice on how to turn it around):

CV layout: dos and don’ts

Even the best CV in the world can be let down by poor presentation. To help yours stand out, here’s our list of CV layout dos and don’ts…

Six ways to make your CV stand out from the crowd

Found a job you like? Excellent. Now it’s time to write the perfect CV. Here are five of our top tips to help yours stand out…

Postgraduate personal statement example

We’ve already covered how to write your personal statement, but here are some postgraduate personal statement examples to help inspire you:

How to: Write a postgraduate personal statement

Not sure what to include in your application? To help get you started, here are some of our top tips on how to write your postgraduate personal statement:

Four tips for optimising your CV for ATS

ATS’ don’t mean you have to slip through the cracks. We’ve already covered what an ATS is, but here are our top tips to teach you how to make them work for you:  

How to: Write a personal statement

Here are some of our top tips to consider when writing your personal statement – whether it’s for your CV, or to apply for a place at university.

Employee benefits

Referral schemes: What you need to know

Want to bring your BFF to work, and get paid for it? With a referral scheme, you can. To help you understand what they’re all about, here’s everything you need to know about referral schemes.

Employee benefits: What you need to know

No matter what industry you’re in, you’ll have encountered some kind of employee benefits. To make sure you’re clued up on what could be on offer, here’s everything you need to know about employee benefits:

Employee perks: What UK workers really want  

Office perks are something many of us take for granted. But it appears not all workers are getting what they want, according to our latest survey…

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?

What it’s like to work for Twitter

Want to work for one of the fastest growing tech organisations? To give you an idea of the interview process and working atmosphere, here’s what it’s like to work for Twitter:

What it’s like to work for Google

Want to be part of one of the world’s biggest companies? To help give you an idea of the application process and day-to-day, here’s what it’s like to work for Google:

Holidays: definitely not for wimps

As the UK’s workforce increasingly powers through its day, it seems holidays could be the next thing to fall by the wayside.

Employee rights

Your rights to working in the UK

Not sure if you’re eligible to work in the UK? Here’s our advice:

Dealing with unconscious bias in the workplace

Here’s everything you need to know about unconscious bias, and our top tips on how to deal with it in the workplace.

Furlough: What you need to know

Not sure how the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects you, and what your rights are? Here’s everything you need to know.

Working hours: What you need to know

To ensure you’re working within your rights (and to answer any questions you may have), here’s everything you need to know about working hours.

Access to Work: Help in the workplace

Looking for a role that suits your needs? If you have a disability or a physical or mental health condition, it can sometimes be difficult for you to do your job – let alone find something new. However, help is always available to improve your job search or workplace conditions. Access to Work is a […]

Four things you shouldn’t see in a job advert

We’ve already covered what you should and shouldn’t be asked at an interview. Here are four things you shouldn’t see in a job ad:

Bereavement leave: What you need to know

Losing someone you love is never easy. Here’s everything you need to know about bereavement leave.

Voluntary redundancy: What are my rights?

We’ve already covered how to deal with redundancy, but here are a few things you need to know should you be offered redundancy voluntarily:

Types of employment contracts

Your employment contract could vary depending on a number of different factors. To help find out which one works best for you, here’s our guide on the different types of employment contracts:

Second job tax – how much will I have to pay?

Not sure how much tax you need to pay on your second job, or how it will affect your wages? We spoke with The Money Advice Service to find out…

What is the National Living Wage?

If you’re over the age of 23, you’re entitled to be paid the National Living Wage. Here’s a guide to find out how much you should be earning.

Equal pay at work: Five ways to be paid fairly

All employees who do equal work for the same employer have a legal right to receive equal pay. If you feel like you’re being paid less than you deserve, here’s our advice on what to do next.

Employment Law

DBS Checks: What you need to know

To help you understand what they involve (and whether you actually need one), here’s everything you need to know about DBS checks.

Four ways to supplement your income

Want to make more money? Here are four easy ways you could be supplementing your income right now – and how to get started.

Child Benefit: What you need to know

Are you a parent or guardian? We spoke to HMRC, to find out everything you need to know about Child Benefit, and their advice on how to claim.

High Income Child Benefit Charge: What you need to know

We spoke to HMRC, to find out everything you need to know about the High Income Child Benefit Charge, and their advice on how to ensure you’re paying the right amount.

How to: Deal with bullying at work

Here are some practical ways to identify if you or anyone you know is the victim of bullying at work, and how to deal with it.

Budget planner

Always overspending? Our budget planner will help you learn how to budget, and give you a simple breakdown of where you can cut costs.

Money saving tips 2018

Money might not buy happiness. But it can help. To help you learn to budget better, here are our top money saving tips for 2018:

Employment tribunals: What you need to know

Not sure what an employment tribunal is? We’ve already covered why employment law exists, but here’s what to do if you think it’s not being adhered to:

Automatic pension enrolment: FAQ

Have some questions about automatic pension enrolment? Find out the facts with our FAQ.

Seven reasons you should pay into a workplace pension

Not sure about the benefits of paying into a pension? To help decide whether you want to or not, we spoke to the Money Advice Service for some expert advice.

GDPR: What you need to know

We spoke to the experts at the IDM to find out more about GDPR, when it’ll be introduced, and how it could even help you find a brand new role.

Top 5 – Money saving apps 2017

Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees. We’ve already covered money saving tips for 2017, but here are five of the best money saving apps for 2017:

Features

Top companies hiring October 2021

If you’re ready to love Mondays again, and you’re looking for a job you adore, here are just five companies hiring on Reed.co.uk right now.

The Great Resignation (and what it means for your career)

Thinking about finding a new job? You’re not alone. Here’s how to take advantage of the impending ‘Great Resignation’.

How to: Write a to do list for work

Looking for a structured way to improve your productivity? Here’s everything you need to know about writing a to do list for work.

Top companies hiring September 2021

Looking for a new role this month? Here are just five of the great companies hiring in September – and some of the jobs they have on offer.

Top companies hiring August 2021

If you’re looking for work right now, here are just five companies hiring on Reed.co.uk in August – and some of the roles they have on offer.

The class of 2021: How looking for graduate jobs has changed this year

Here’s a look at how the job market has changed for 2021 graduates and our advice on how to find a graduate job that matches your skills. 

Introducing: Our new brand

We’ve rolled out new branding across our Jobs, Courses and Career Advice services. Here’s why we decided to make the change.

Top companies hiring July 2021

Looking for a new job in July? Here are five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk – and some of the roles they have on offer. 

Five sectors with the biggest salary increases in 2021

It’s no secret that job vacancies are booming right now. Here are five sectors seeing the biggest salary increases so far in 2021.

How to: Use the reed.co.uk app

To make sure you’re getting the most out of the reed.co.uk app, here are a few of our top tips on how to use it effectively.

Top companies hiring June 2021

To help you get an idea of what jobs are out there in June, here are just five great companies hiring for staff this month.

Five mindfulness tips for work

Practicing mindfulness has a number of benefits, including improving your productivity and mental health. Especially when it comes to work… 

Flexible working

Five of the best-paying summer jobs

Looking to earn over the summer? To help you choose your perfect position, here are just five of the best-paying summer jobs.

How to: Find working from home jobs

How do you find the best work from home positions? Don’t panic. Luckily, we have a filter to help you do exactly that.

Full-time hours vs. part-time hours: What you need to know

Here’s everything you need to know about full-time hours and part-time hours – and how to work out which one is right for you.

How to: Fit work around studying

Not sure you can juggle work and study effectively? To make sure you’re not compromising the quality of your studies or taking on too much, here’s our essential guide to fitting work around studying:

11 things you realise when you start working from home

If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home for the foreseeable future, here are 11 things you’ve probably realised.

How to make your home office setup work better for you

To make sure your home workspace has everything you need, here are our top tips on how to make your home office setup work better for you.

How to manage workers remotely 

To ensure you and your team remain on track throughout the coronavirus pandemic, here are our top tips on how to manage workers remotely.

How to stay productive while working from home

To help you maintain productivity during COVID-19, here are our top tips on how to stay productive while working from home.

Five benefits of flexi time working

Want to choose when you work? It might actually be possible. We’ve already covered the basics of what you need to know about flexi time working, but here’s a quick rundown of how it could benefit you:

Flexitime: What you need to know

All work and no play? Flexitime might be for you. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about working on a flexitime basis:

How to: Ask for flexible working hours

Before you start asking your employer what flexible working options are available, it’s absolutely vital that you cover the essentials, stay positive, and share the right information. To make sure your request isn’t overlooked, here’s how to ask for flexible working hours in the right way:

What is work-life integration?

All work and no play? You can fix that. To help you figure out how to incorporate it (and to give you an idea of what it is), here’s everything you need to know about work-life integration.

Following up after an interview

Eight signs your interview went well

Figuring out whether your interview went well isn’t always easy. To help you spot them, here are eight signs to look out for:

Second interview questions and answers

So you aced the first interview. What next? Here are a few of the most common second interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them).

11 things to do when your interview goes badly

Unfortunately, interviews don’t always go to plan. We’ve already covered how to deal with stress in an interview, but here are 11 things you should always do after a bad interview:

Six reasons you didn’t get the job

We’ve already covered five things you should never do if you don’t get the job – but to stop you from beating yourself up, here are six reasons you didn’t get the job:

How to: Deal with interview rejection

Sick of being told that ‘everything happens for a reason’ (and other apt motivational slogans)? Here are our top tips to help you ace your next interview:

Five things you should never do if you don’t get the job

We’ve already covered how to survive interview rejection, but here are five things you should never do if you don’t get the job:

Six annoying things recruiters say

Always being told you’re overqualified? It might not mean what you think. To help reassure you, here are six of the most annoying things recruiters say, and what they actually might mean:

What to do after a job interview

So, the job interview is over (cue: sigh of relief)…but what now? To help turn your potential post-interview stress into a positive attitude that could help land your dream job, here are some of our top tips on what to do after a job interview:

Post-interview checklist

How you follow-up after an interview can be just as important as the interview itself. To help make sure you do it the right way, here’s our comprehensive post-interview checklist:

Interview thank you email template

Sometimes, a little thank you can go a long way. To help you make the right impression after an interview, here’s our interview thank you email template:

Why haven’t they called? The importance of asking for feedback

So, why haven’t they called? Here are a few of the reasons we’ve experienced, and our number one tip for what you should do about it.

Getting Started

Five jobs for people with good negotiation skills

Love to get the best deal? Here are some of our top tips on how to build your negotiation skills, and five jobs that might be perfect for you.

Five sociology jobs you could be doing right now 

Want a job that helps make a difference to society? To help inspire you, here are five sociology jobs you could be doing right now.

Five political jobs (and how to get them)

Weighing up a career in politics? Here are five political jobs to consider (and our advice on how to get them).

What jobs can I do with my economics degree?

To help you decide on your perfect economics job, here are some top roles you can do with your economics degree. 

How to start a dog walking business

Passionate about pooches, and dream of being your own boss? Here’s everything you need to know about starting a dog walking business.

Team leader interview questions

Looking to take the next step in your career? Here are five frequently asked team leader interview questions (and how to answer them).  

Jobs in the music industry

If music is a big part of your life, here are five great jobs in the music industry (and the skills you’ll need to break into the sector).

What is B2B sales?

Looking to start a career in sales? B2B could be the sector for you. Here’s everything you need to know about getting started.

Five administrative skills employers really want

If you’re organised and have great attention to detail, an administrative job could be your calling. Here are some skills to set you apart.

Top graduate employers 2021

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. To help inspire you, here are some of the top companies hiring grads in 2021.

Five of the best data entry jobs you can do from home

If you’re looking for a role that offers great flexibility, here are five of the best data entry jobs you can do from home. 

Five easy jobs to do without experience

Think it’s not possible to get a job without experience? Think again. Here are five easy jobs you can do without experience. 

Graduate advice

Graduate skills – what are employers looking for?

Figuring out what companies want in graduates isn’t always easy. Here are five great skills graduate employers always look for.

10 survival tips for graduates

Finding your first job as a graduate can be daunting. Especially in today’s challenging economic climate. Here are our top 10 survival tips.

Five of the best-paying graduate jobs

To help you get started on your perfect post-university career path, here are just five of the best-paying graduate jobs.

How to kick-start your career if you’re aged 18-24

Aged 18-24 and looking for work? Here are our top tips on how to kick-start (or restart) your career and find a job you love.

What job can I do with my degree?

Not sure what to do after you graduate? Luckily, there are a number of roles that might suit you, no matter what subject your degree is in. 

Revealed: The best city to go to university in 2020

Find out which city has been named the most cost-effective place to attend university, as part of the NatWest Student Living Index 2020.

Five tips to help secure a grad scheme role

We spoke to Randstad, the world’s largest recruitment company, to get their advice on how to secure a grad scheme role. Here are five of their top tips.

Six extracurricular activities to add to your CV

Wondering how you can add a little extra to your CV? We’ve already covered whether you should include your hobbies, but here are five extracurricular activities you might want to add to your CV.

How to find: international graduate jobs

For many recent graduates, finding a job abroad is an attractive option. To help you figure out the logistics of moving abroad for work, here are our top tips on finding international graduate jobs.

Top graduate employers 2018

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. Here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk right now.

What jobs can I do with a 2:2 degree?

Not sure what roles you can do with your 2:2? To help you get started, here are some great 2:2 degree jobs, and some of our top tips on how you can get there.

Graduate interview questions

Ready to start work? It’s time to get your answers in check. Here are a few of the most commonly asked graduate interview questions (and our advice on how to answer them):

Graduate CV & cover letter templates

Which parts of my education should I include in my CV?

Confused about which parts of your education you should include in your CV? Here’s our advice…

Graduate CV & Interview Advice

What can I do with my law degree?

Ready to put your career in the hands of the law? To help you decide what legal job is right for you, here’s our advice on what you can do with your law degree:

What to do with your business degree

Need to make business your business? To help you figure out what direction to take, here’s what you can actually do with your business degree:

Graduate fairs: What you need to know

Graduate Fairs: What you need to know
Want to find out your employment options after graduating? Here’s a great starting point…

Top graduate employers 2017

When it comes to graduate jobs, it’s all about finding your perfect match. We’ve already covered what graduate employers really want, but here are some of the top graduate employers hiring with reed.co.uk in 2017:

Five ways to beat graduate unemployment

So you’ve just finished uni. Now what? To help inspire you, here are five great ways to beat graduate unemployment:

What can I do with my Psychology degree?

Inquisitive about the human mind? To help you get started, here are a few jobs in psychology you could apply for with your degree:

The Gradlife – What not to do over the summer

Four key things to avoid to help make 2017 a summer to remember – and what you can do over the break to help improve your career prospects.

The Gradlife – How to cope with mental health issues as a student

We talked to a current student, who shared her experiences of how she coped with being at university full-time whilst living with anxiety and depression.

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – What needs to go?

To help you work out what needs to take precedence (and what needs to go), Lydia Randall gives some of her top tips on how to get your priorities sorted.

The Gradlife – Where is this going (and how to tell if you need a break)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, on how some relationship clichés can apply to your course, your career & beyond – and what to do next if you reach a crossroads.

The Gradlife – How to turn a loss into a win

Our graduate blogger, Lydia Randall, explains how learning to embrace losses could help move your life – and your career – forward.

How to start looking for work

Five reasons you should download the reed.co.uk app

Looking for a new job? We can help with that. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your job search, here are five reasons you should download the reed.co.uk app:

How to: Find volunteer work

To make sure your help is headed in the right direction, here are our top tips on how to find volunteer work.

What are the departments of a business?

A business isn’t one whole; it’s lots of parts working together. Here are some of the most common departments you might find.

Character reference template

Sometimes finding a new role really is a question of character. Here are some of our top tips on how to write a character reference, and a template to help you get started.

Five tips for dealing with stress when looking for work

Where does jobseeking stress come from? And if we can’t avoid it, how can we harness it, and use it to our advantage? Here are our top tips.

18 inspirational new job quotes

Just about to start a new role, and looking for some words of wisdom? Here are 18 of our favourite inspirational new job quotes.

How to: Manage your mental health whilst jobseeking

To help you take the process one step at a time, here are some of our top tips on how to manage your mental health whilst looking for work.

Five fundamentals of career success

Here are five fundamentals of career success, courtesy of James Reed’s brand new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career.

Beauty therapy careers: how to get started

We spoke to The International Career Institute (ICI), an independent provider of over 50 distance learning courses, to find out their top tips on how to break into the beauty industry.

Return to work interview tips 

Ready to go back to work? We spoke to Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world, to find out how to nail your interview after a career break.

How to: Find remote work

Want to work from home. Every. Single. Day? To make sure you’re first in line, here’s how to find remote work – and actually get it.

How to: Get a career in forensic linguistics

When it comes to forensic linguistics, words are everything. To give you a glimpse into the life of a modern day Sherlock (of the language world), here’s everything you need to know about getting a career in forensic linguistics:

Internships & apprenticeships

Apprenticeships for changing careers

Considering a career change? An apprenticeship could be the answer. Multiverse, a leading apprenticeship platform, tell us how. 

Want a job in technology? Don’t worry if you don’t have a degree

Is a Computer Science degree important to work in tech? The short answer is ‘Not necessarily’. But it certainly won’t hurt…

Six companies hiring for apprentices right now

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, here are just some of the top employers you could find apprenticeships with right now.

Not going to uni: What to do next

What comes after school? It doesn’t have to be uni. If you’re considering not going to uni, here are a few options of what you could do next:

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are officially on the rise. And it’s all about the benefits. Here are five reasons why an apprenticeship could be right for you:

Five apprenticeships you may not have considered

Ever thought about becoming an apprentice? Here are some of the top apprenticeships you may not have considered:

Five of the best things to do in your gap year

So you’ve decided to take a gap year…why not make the most of it? Here are five of our suggestions that will help you get the most out of your gap year.

NHS Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Always wanted to work for the NHS? Here’s everything you need to know about NHS apprenticeships – and how you can get into them.

IT apprenticeships: How to get started

So you want to work in IT, and you understand the benefits of apprenticeships – but how do you get started? Here are some of our top tips.

Seven reasons you should start an apprenticeship

Thinking about an apprenticeship? We’ve already covered how to get started with an apprenticeship, but to make you aware of the benefits, here are seven reasons you should start an apprenticeship:

Higher Apprenticeships: What you need to know

Looking for an apprenticeship that suits your skills? Here’s everything you need to know about Higher Apprenticeships – and how they could help your career.

How to: Find traineeships

Never heard of traineeships? You might be missing out. Here’s our guide on how to find them – and how joining one could change your career:

Interview Techniques

Retail interview questions

Looking for a role in retail? Here’s how to put yourself in the shop window and nail the interview process.

Manager interview questions and answers

Want to step up in your career? Here are ten of our favourite manager interview questions, and our advice on how to answer them.

Receptionist interview questions

Want to make a great first impression? Here are five interview questions you may be asked as a receptionist, and tips on how to answer them.

Telephone interview questions and answers

Telephone interview coming up? Here are some of the most common questions you could be asked (and our top tips on how to answer them).

How to deal with job interview stress

Here are some of the best ways to battle job interview nerves and make sure you stay confident, calm and collected on the big day.

How to answer: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned during the last year?

It’s safe to say that we’ve all learned a lot over the last year. But how do you cover it all during an interview? Here’s our advice.

How to answer: Why do you want to work here?

We’ve already covered some of the most common interview questions, but here’s our advice on the best way to answer: ‘why do you want this job?’

Three questions interviewers are asking in 2021 (and how to answer them)

Three emerging interview questions for 2021, courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’.

STAR method: What you need to know

Never heard of the STAR interview technique before? Here’s everything you need to know – and how you can use it to nail your next interview.

How to answer: What are your weaknesses?

Not sure how to talk about your weaknesses in an interview? Here’s what you should cover in your answer (and some examples of what to avoid).

Five common job interview mistakes 

A successful job interview means selling yourself just the right amount. To make sure you’re not accidentally putting your interviewer off, here are five job interview weaknesses, and how you can avoid them:

How to answer: Tell me about yourself…

Find talking about yourself a bit of a challenge? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘Tell me about yourself…’ at your next interview.

Job interview tips

Nursing Interview Questions

Looking for a career helping others? Nursing could be for you. Here are a few of the most popular nursing interview questions, along with our advice on how to answer them.

Common interview questions and answers

The inclusion of certain interview questions is inevitable. But, with a bit of practice, they needn’t be anything to worry about…

How to: Answer competency-based interview questions

We’ve already focussed on what you need to know about competency questions, but here’s our advice on answering five of our favourites, courtesy of ‘Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’.

Teacher interview questions

Here are some of the top questions asked by employers in the education industry – and our top tips on how to answer them.

Competency-based interviews: What you need to know

You might be familiar with certain interview types, for example telephone interviews or group interviews, but have you ever heard of competency-based interviews?

Psychometric testing: What you need to know

Not sure you’re up-to-speed when it comes to psychometric testing? Find out the facts now.

Difficult interview questions and answers

Not sure what type of biscuit you are (or why you’re even being asked)? Here are some of our favourite tough interview questions, and how to answer them.

Interview question: Tell me about a time you’ve dealt with a difficult person

Difficult interview questions? What about difficult people? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘Tell me about a time you’ve dealt with a difficult person’:

Eight of the most awkward interview moments  

A job interview can be a pretty terrifying experience. Here are eight of the most awkward interview moments, and our advice on how to deal with them:

Customer service interview questions

Important customer service interview coming up? We’ve got this. To help you practice, here are five commonly asked customer service interview questions, and how to answer them:

Types of interview questions

Interview questions come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve already covered the types of interviews you might have, but here are five of the most common types of interview questions (and our top tips on how to answer them):

How to answer: What are your strengths?

Not big on self-promotion? Here’s our advice for how to answer: ‘What are your strengths?’ at your next interview.

Life At Work

Three reasons now is the perfect time to find a job in London

Considering a new career in the capital? Here are just three reasons why now is the perfect time to find a job in London.

The top companies hiring in London right now

Things will be better this summer, London. Starting with your job. To help inspire you, here are 10 companies hiring across the capital.

Top companies hiring May 2021

Remember saying you’d find a better job when lockdown was over? To help inspire you, here are just five companies hiring throughout May.

Six tips to improve your workplace wellbeing

Worried about your wellbeing at work? To help you get some positivity back, here are six key ways you can improve your workplace wellbeing.

Top companies hiring April 2021

Which companies are hiring for staff throughout April? And what roles do they have on offer? We’re glad you asked…

Speaking up, and speaking out: How to overcome the ‘broken rung’

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Patricia Seabright, author of ‘She Said!’, gives her top tips on how to overcome the ‘broken rung’.

Revealed: the career advice most sought-after by jobseekers

Not sure where your career is headed? You’re not alone. Here’s how to get where you want to go, and the advice that’ll help you meet your goals.

Top companies hiring March 2021

Job numbers on reed.co.uk are at their highest level since the pandemic began. Here are just five great companies hiring with us this month.

Revealed: Two thirds are retraining to find new jobs

Two thirds of us completed courses to learn new skills in 2020, according to our latest research – which most will use to find a new role.

Top companies hiring February 2021

Need a new challenge this month? You’re in luck. Here are five great companies hiring throughout February, and beyond.

reed.co.uk joins forces with NHS Jobs to fill vital COVID-19 roles

We’re proud to be partnering with NHS Jobs to promote critical COVID-19-specific roles – right across the UK. Here’s what you need to know.

80/20 rule (and how it could kickstart your career)

Everything you need to know about the 80/20 rule, and how using it could help maximise your productivity – and progress in your career.

Money saving tips

Money saving tips for 2016

Is 2016 the year you finally start saving? To help you keep calm and protect the purse strings, here are some of our top money saving tips for 2016:

Top 5 – Money saving apps 2016

To make sure you stay motivated this year, here are five of our favourite free money saving apps to help you budget better in 2016:

Top tips to save money before Christmas

Worried about your finances this festive season? We spoke to the Money Advice Service for their top tips on how to save money this Christmas:

How to: Cut the cost of working

While taking up a job means you’ll have money coming in, often the cost of working takes a substantial amount of your pay check each month. But there are some great ways to cut the costs

Can workplace benefits schemes save you money?

We spoke with the Money Advice Service to uncover the benefits and tax advantages of workplace investment and saving schemes, and some other employee benefits you may be entitled to.

Money saving questions to ask yourself in the New Year

What should you be asking yourself when it comes to saving money in 2015? We spoke to the Money Advice Service to find out…

Money saving tips for 2014

Bad at budgeting? Sorrowful at saving? Here are some of our top tips on how to save money in 2014:

The diner or the desk: can you do lunch for less than a fiver a week?

Does making your own work out that much cheaper? We set ourselves the £5 lunch challenge to find out…

Money saving tips for 2013

In the current economic climate, there’s a good chance that getting to grips with your finances features high on your list of priorities. Here’s our list of how to save money in 2013…

Top 5 – Money saving apps

Grab your Smartphone and stand by to start pinching the pennies. Here are five of our favourite money saving apps…

Pensions & saving

Pension consolidation: What you need to know

Not sure what happens to your pension when you change roles? Here’s why combining your pension benefits might be right for you:

How hindsight could help you plan your pension

We spoke to the retirement experts, Prudential, whose recent survey reveals what pensioners would change about their retirement planning:

Five key pension considerations

Not sure you should be paying into a pension? To help you find out the facts, here are five key considerations you need to know before you start planning.

Retirement planning: What you need to know

The concept of retirement is changing. To make you aware of what it involves, here’s everything you need to know about retirement planning:

Retirement age: When can I retire?

Starting to think about your retirement? To make sure you’re aware of your retirement age, here’s everything you need to know about when you can retire:

Student loans: What you need to know

Confused about student loans? You’re not alone. To help you get to grips with it all, here are a few key things you need to know, and how to apply for them.

New workplace pension laws: What you need to know

Still not sure how you’ll be affected by auto-enrolment? Peter Elliott, explains some of the key things you need to know about your pension:

New pension rules for 2015: Explained

We spoke with The Money Advice Service to take a look at just how you could be affected by the new pension rules.

Basic State Pension: What you need to know

When thinking about your future, it’s vital to know what you’re entitled to. Here’s some information about your basic State Pension.

Basic State Pension age

State Pension age is the earliest possible age that you become eligible to collect your basic State Pension. The current guidelines are as follows…

Automatic pension enrolment: What you need to know

Find out how automatic pension enrollment affects you.

Personal statements

Personal statements for university

Here’s everything you need to know about writing your personal statement for university, and a personal statement example to help you get started.

Personal statement: dos and don’ts

Not sure why your CV’s letting you down? It could be as simple as changing the first few sentences. Here’s our list of personal statement dos and don’ts.

Postgraduate advice

Postgraduate student loans

Not sure what a postgraduate student loan is? To help you get started, here’s everything you need to know about postgraduate student loans:

Postgrad life vs. Undergrad life

Considering going back to uni? If you’re not sure how further education differs from your undergrad experiences, here are a few things you might see differently as a postgrad:

Postgraduate scholarships

Not sure what funding is available? We’ve already covered postgraduate student loans, but here’s everything you need to know about postgraduate scholarships

How to: Make the most of my Postgraduate degree

Not sure how to utilise your postgraduate degree? It’s all about how you sell it. Here are a few of our top tips to help you make the most of your postgraduate degree:

Do I need a postgraduate degree?

Looking to learn (more)? A postgraduate degree could be for you. We’ve already covered whether going back to university is right for you, but to help you understand what it involves, here’s everything you need to know about postgraduate degrees:

Going back to university: Is it right for me?

Stuck in a dead-end career? It might be time to go back to school. Here are a few tips to give you an idea of your options:

Preparing for an interview

Four things to take to a job interview

Outfit? Check. Answers? Check. Checklist? Check. We’ve already covered how to prepare for an interview, but here are four things you should always take with you on the big day:

What’s the worst thing you can do at an interview?

We spoke to students to find out what they thought were the worst things you can do at an interview – and gave our top tips on how to avoid them.

How to: Cancel an interview

There’s only one thing scarier than an interview: cancelling one. To make sure you’re doing it in the right way, here are a few tips on how to cancel an interview:

Five good reasons to cancel an interview

Cancelling an interview can be a pretty awkward experience. To make sure you don’t burn any bridges, here are five good reasons to cancel an interview:

Tech interview questions

To help inspire you, here are five of our favourite tech interview questions courtesy of the latest edition of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’, and our advice on how to answer them:

Interview types: What you need to know

We’ve already covered how to prepare for an interview, but here’s everything you need to know about the five most common types of interviews.

How to: Prepare for an interview

When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared. If you’re invited to a face-to-face interview – here are our top tips on how to prepare:

Remote working interview questions

Not sure how to prove you’d be great at remote working? To help you with your interview preparation, here are five of the most common remote interview questions – and our advice on how to answer them:

IT interview questions

When it comes to IT interviews, preparation is key. To make sure you’re not caught off guard, here are five of the most common IT interview questions that you should prepare for:

Engineering interview questions

Not sure what you’ll be asked at an engineering interview? Here are five of the most common engineering interview questions you should be prepared for:

Behavioural interview questions

When it comes to an interview, you always need to be on your best behaviour. To help inspire you, here are five of our favourite behavioural questions courtesy of James Reed’s bestselling book, ‘Why You: 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’, and our advice on how to answer them:

Six types of interviewers that you need to know

As difficult as it can be to believe,interviewers are actually human. To help you get to grips with some of their styles, here are six common types of interviewers which you could encounter.

Questions to ask at a job interview

Questions to ask at the end of a job interview

The most important thing to remember is that an interview is a two way process. Here are some great questions you could ask potential employers.

Should I ask about salary at my interview?

Nothing divides interview opinion quite as much as salary. To make sure you know exactly when (and how) to ask about salary at your interview, here are a few of our top tips:

Five questions you should never ask at an interview

Some questions are better left unasked. Here are five that you should never bring up at an interview:

How to survive an exit interview

So it’s official. You’ve decided to move on. Now comes the hard part: the dreaded exit interview. To help you avoid any unnecessary awkwardness, here’s our comprehensive exit interview survival guide:

Five character questions, and the answers that will get you hired

Your character is the single most reliable predictor of what you’ll achieve in your career, making it top priority for many employers. Don’t believe us? Here are five of our favourite character questions – and our advice on how to answer them:

Salaries

What is net pay?

Still struggling with your payslip? Here’s a quick net pay definition, and some more information about how to calculate yours.  

How to: Negotiate a payrise

Undervalued and underpaid? To help make sure you approach the conversation in the right way, here are our top tips on how to negotiate a payrise.

Payslip checker – your payslips explained

Money might not always equal happiness, but an accurate payslip does. To help you understand exactly what you should be earning, the Money Advice Service answered some key questions around payslips:

Pay and benefits for temporary and agency workers

Tempted to start temping? The Money Advice Service explains some of the key things you need to know to get started, and how you get paid as a temporary worker:

Tax codes explained – what you need to know about tax codes

Tax codes can appear nothing more than a random collection of numbers and letters. We demystify their meaning, and explain how you can check that yours is correct.

What is the minimum wage in the UK?

Not sure about current minimum wage rates? Here’s a quick guide to the minimum amount you can expect to earn in your industry:

What does competitive salary actually mean?

More money, more…competitive salaries? To help you decode one of the most commonly used job ad terms, here’s what competitive salary actually means (and why employers use it):

How to: Negotiate salary

Looking for a better paid position? We’ve already covered how to negotiate a payrise, but here’s our guide on how to negotiate salary at an interview.

Budget 2016: How it affects you

No idea about this year’s Budget? Here are some of the key points you need to know, and a few details on how you could directly be affected:

Paying too much tax? Here’s what to do next

Not sure if you’re paying too much tax? No matter what stage of your career you’re in or where you work, paying the right amount on your tax contributions isn’t always straightforward. Especially if you’re not sure what rate you’re supposed to be paying. To clear up the confusion, here’s our advice to help make […]

How to: Protect yourself against redundancy

Is it worth insuring yourself against redundancy? We spoke to the Money Advice Service to find out:

Student loan repayments: What you need to know

Still not sure when you have to start repaying your student loan? We spoke to the Money Advice Service to find out the facts:

School leaver advice

Kickstart scheme: What you need to know

Are you aged between 16 and 24, and looking for work right now? The government’s Kickstart scheme could help you take your next step.

GCSE results day: What are your options?

Are you part of the class of COVID-19? Here are just some of the things you could do after getting your GCSE results.

Jobs for 16-year-olds

16 and ready to work? Here are a few jobs you can do – and a handful of helpful hints to get your career off on the right foot.

Work experience letter template

Looking to gain some work experience? Our free work experience letter template will help get you started, and learn how to stand out to employers.

Five ways to make the most of career fairs

Want to speak face-to-face with recruiters in your industry? Here are some of our top career fair tips, and how you can learn to use them to your advantage…

What are the different degree levels?

Thinking about going to uni? There’s more than one way to get a degree. To make your options clearer, here’s everything you need to know about the most common degree levels:

University open days: What you need to know

Not sure which university is right for you? Don’t panic. To help you get up to speed, here’s a quick rundown on how university open days work:

How to: Prepare for your first year at uni

Not feeling ready for uni? We can help with that. To make sure you’re ready to become a fresher, here’s how to prepare for your first year:

Should I go to university?

Let’s face it, university isn’t right for everyone. To help you weigh up all the options, here’s how to find out whether it’s a good fit for you.

How to: Get work experience

Need to get experience without any experience? We’ve already covered what you need to know about work experience, but to help guide you further, here are four top tips to ensure your work experience hunt brings the best results:

What you need to know before you start working

To help ensure your first role doesn’t catch you out financially, we asked Money Advice Service to cover some basics you should make sure you’re aware of:

3 out of 4 students would consider an apprenticeship, but lack the right information

Almost three quarters of students would consider an apprenticeship, yet 80% know little or nothing about them, according to the latest research from QA Apprenticeships.

School Leavers CV & Interview Advice

Benefits of volunteering

From improving your skills and experience, to adding value to your CV, find out why volunteering can seriously help your career prospects.

Five of the best-paid jobs you can do after your GCSEs

There’s a range of career choices available should you choose to forego further education. Here are six of the best-paid jobs you could do with just your GCSEs.

How to become a Concierge

Get qualified Whilst you may be able to come into this role with no prior experience, some experience within the hospitality sector will help to demonstrate your ability. Any related qualifications will also show your expertise and passion for the job.

No regrets: why skipping university may give grounds for optimism

University has long been thought of as one of the best ways to learn the skills we need to get a good start in our careers, but is this still the case?

Self-employment

How to: Work from home

Working from home: you either love it or loathe it. To help you maintain your productivity while you’re working from home, here are some of our top tips…

Five self-employed jobs you could be doing right now

Looking for a job where you really get on with your boss? To help inspire you, here are five of the top self-employed jobs, and our tips on how to get them.

How to: Become a Contractor

Want to be your own boss? We spoke to ContactorUK, the UK’s number one IT contracting site, to find out the pros and cons – and learn how to find your first contract role.

Freelance work: What you need to know

Thinking of going freelance? To give you and insight of what freelancing is all about, here are a few things you should know:

How to: Be your own boss

So you want to be your own boss. If you’re interested in working for yourself, here’s our step-by-step guide to help you become your own boss:

Is self-employment right for me?

There’s no business like your own business. To make sure you make an informed decision on what’s best for you, here’s everything you need to know about self-employment:

Three coffee franchises you could own right now

It turns out, coffee does more than just keep us awake. To help inspire you, here are three coffee franchises you could own right now:

Is 2016 the year to become your own boss?

Looking for a new challenge? Find out why 2016 is the year to become your own boss, and what steps you need to take to start your own franchise.

How to: Code

It’s never too late to learn a new skills, with a wide range of ways to learn for people of all ages. With this in mind, here’s a quick guide to coding, and our top tips on learning how to code:

Five civil engineering projects you could be working on right now

Considering a career in civil engineering? You’ve come to the right place. Here are five of the biggest civil engineering projects you could be working on right now:

Telephone, video and group interviews

Group interview tips: do’s and don’ts

If you’ve never attended a group interview before, trying to stand out from the crowd can be a daunting prospect. However, approach it with the right attitude, and you’ll have nothing to worry about…

Telephone interview tips: dos and don’ts

Never had a telephone interview before, and worried about how to impress? Here’s our list of Telephone Interviews tips, covering some key do’s and don’ts…

Group interview tasks and activities

We’ve already covered what not to do at a group interview, but here’s our guide to some of the most popular group interview tasks and activities.

Five things you should never do at a group interview

Group interviews can be pretty stressful. We’ve already covered group interview dos and don’ts, but here are a few more things you should never do at a group interview:

Group interview questions

Role-plays. Hypothetical scenarios. Lego? It must be a group interview. We’ve already covered some group interview dos and don’ts, but here are a few common group interview questions that could come up, and how to handle them:

Video interview questions

Video interview coming up? Preparation is key. Here’s our advice on answering five common video interview questions, courtesy of ‘Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again’:

Video interview tips

Video interview coming up? It’s likely to have a large amount of similarities to a regular face-to-face interview, but there’s a few more things you should prepare for:

Temporary jobs

Five of the best part-time jobs for students

Need to earn while you learn? A part-time job could be for you. To make sure you’re looking in the right places, here are five of the best part-time jobs for students:

Five reasons to start temping

Temporary work is a great way to develop your skills, gain practical work experience, and improve your career prospects. Here are five reasons to start temping: 

 

Five of the best temp jobs

Not big on commitment? Try temping. To help you decide which role is right for you, here are five of the best temp jobs that you could be doing right now:

Eight great reasons to work over Christmas

Deck the halls with boughs of…jobs? To make sure you’re seeing the silver linings of working during the festive season, here are eight great reasons to work over Christmas:

CV template for temp work

Want to start temping but not sure if your CV is up to it? To help you out, we’ve put together our own Temporary CV template:

Engineering internships: What you need to know

If you’re looking to put your engineering knowledge into practice, an internship could be the next step. To guide you in the right direction, here are a few things you need to know if you’re considering an engineering internship:

How to make yourself available for temporary work

Need work now? Here’s how to let recruiters know you’re available to work right away:

Case study: How temporary work can lead to something permanent

Find out how temporary work can help you to find the career of your choice.

Five tips for going from temp to perm

Temping brings many benefits. But, for many, it can provide the perfect platform for securing permanent employment. Here are five of our top tips to help you turn your temp job permanent.

Uncategorized

Six women in STEM career trailblazers

You may not have heard of all of these pioneering women. But there’s a very high likelihood that you know their work…

Exit interview questions

We’ve already covered how to survive an exit interview, but here are five questions that your employer may ask you (and example answers).

Top five companies offering work from home jobs

Here’s how to find the latest work from home jobs – and five great companies offering working from home roles right now.

82% of jobseekers are hopeful they’ll land their dream job in 2021

How are attitudes towards work really changing during COVID-19? We surveyed more than 1,500 jobseekers to find out.

£20m raised as part of #ChristmasChallenge20

We’re pleased to announce that the Big Give Christmas Challenge raised a record-breaking £20 million this year. Here’s how they did it.  

How to: Find a company’s equality and diversity policy

Here’s everything you need to know about a company’s equality and diversity policy – and how to find it when looking for work.

Redundancy pay: What you need to know

Looking for some post-redundancy support? Here’s a quick guide on redundancy pay – and how to check the amount you could be eligible for.

How to: Overcome imposter syndrome

If your feelings of self-doubt are affecting your confidence, here are our top tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome for good.

What job suits me?

Summer jobs for teens

Looking to earn some extra cash over the summer? Here are five jobs you could be doing during the holidays.

How to get a job in tourism (without any experience)

Considering a career in tourism? Now could be the perfect time. Here are some of our top tips to help you get your foot in the door.

Five qualities to be a good team leader

Are you ready to step up? Here are five essential qualities for anyone looking to progress in their career and become a team leader.

What is cyber security – and how can I find work?

We spoke to e-Careers, one of the UK’s biggest course providers, to find out more about the current cyber security skills shortage.

Five computer science jobs you can apply for right now

Searching for a job in computer science, but don’t know where to start? Here are five great computer science jobs you can apply for right now.

Top companies hiring January 2021

If you’re ready to say ‘New Year, New Career’, and actually mean it, here are five great companies searching for staff right now.

Top companies hiring December 2020

You don’t have to wait until January to find a job you love. Here are just five great companies hiring right now (and into 2021).

Top companies hiring November 2020

To help you find a new start before the festive season, are just five of the top companies hiring in November on reed.co.uk.

Top companies hiring October 2020

Looking for a new start in October? Here are just five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk.

What is a line manager?

How do you become a line manager? And what are the main line management responsibilities? Here’s everything you need to know.

Good customer service examples

When it comes to customer service, some go above and beyond. Here are a few examples of good customer service (and companies that do it well).

Top companies hiring September 2020

Need a new job this autumn? To help kick-start your search, here are just five great companies hiring right now.

Where can I work?

Criminology jobs: How to get started

To help you find out which positions you might be qualified for, here’s everything you need to know about criminology jobs.

Top companies hiring October 2019

Ready to get over ‘the fear’ of jobseeking? Here are five of the top companies hiring on reed.co.uk right now – and how to apply to them.

Top companies hiring July 2019

To give you an idea of some of the roles that are out there, here are five of the best companies you could find work with this July.

Top companies hiring June 2019

Ah June, the month of wondering whether it’s warm enough to wear shorts. To help get you hired this month, here are five of the top companies hiring in June 2019.

Top companies hiring May 2019

What if you could use this month to spring-clean your career, and finally find a job you don’t hate waking up for? To help motivate you, here are five of the top companies hiring this May.

Top companies hiring April 2019

What if we told you that this month had more in store for you than copious amounts of edible spheres? To help inspire you, here are five of the best companies hiring this April.

Top companies hiring March 2019

To help you see some of the places you could be working, here are just five of the top companies hiring with us in March.

Working in Canada

Are you looking for a job in Canada? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Canada.

The top companies hiring in October 2018

Looking for a new start in October? To help bring your career back from the dead, here are five of the top companies hiring this month on reed.co.uk.

Five of the top engineering companies hiring in 2018

Looking for a career as an Engineer? To help you start your search, here are five of the top engineering companies hiring right now.

The top companies hiring in September 2018

Looking for something better in September? To help you take the plunge, here are five of the best companies hiring on reed.co.uk right now.

Working in Australia

Looking for a job down under? To help you turn your dream into a reality, here’s everything you need to know about working in Australia.

Work experience & volunteering

Jobs for 14-year-olds

Are you 14 years’ old, and not sure whether you can work? To help you get into work, here’s everything you need to know about finding work as a 14-year-old.

The Gradlife – Working your way into work experience

Our graduate blogger, Lydia, talks about how she found great work experience placements – and gives her top tips on how to find one that works for you.

Work experience placements: What you need to know

To make sure you’re not missing out, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about work experience placements.

How to: Volunteer abroad

We’ve already covered the benefits of volunteering, but here are a few things you should think about before you set off:

Case study: Why work experience and qualifications don’t have to be mutually exclusive

Find out how you can pro-actively gain both the experience and qualifications you need to help find your right role, courtesy of Janet & Richard.

Work from home jobs

Working from home mental health tips

COVID-19 hasn’t just taken a toll on our physical health. Here are some of our top tips on how to work from home, and keep your mental health in check.

Work from home jobs

Want to work from home? Here are some careers to consider, and some of our top tips to help you get there:

Work-life balance

Tips on working from home with kids

To help you find the right balance between your personal and professional commitments, here are some tips on how to manage working from home with your kids.

Eight good habits to start right now

Here are eight of the best habits to have at work, courtesy of James Reed’s brand new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career.

How to: Feel valued at work

When your job loves you, you’re more likely to love your job. We spoke to Ruth Bushi, Editor at money advice site Save the Student, to find out how to feel valued at work.

Six productive things you can do with your commute

Your commute doesn’t have to be the worst part of your day. Here are six productive things to do on your way to and from work.

How to: Achieve a work-life balance

Whatever industry you’re in, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential. If you’re feeling overworked, here are our tips on how to get the balance right.

Five benefits of work-life balance

Wondering how work life balance could benefit you? To encourage you to apply it to your everyday situation, here are five benefits of work life balance:

Eight signs you need a holiday

Summer is finally here. To help you realise the importance of taking a break (and when you should take one), here are eight sure-fire signs you need a holiday.

How to: Get over the midweek slump

When it comes to hump day, the struggle is real. To help you see Wednesdays in a whole new light, here are our top tips for getting over the midweek slump:

Benefits of contracting

Find out how working on a fixed term contract can offer the flexibility and variation that permanent work can’t – with our four key benefits of contracting.

11 of the worst people you can work with

Unfortunately, you can’t choose your work colleagues. But to help you get to grips with them, here are 11 people you’d rather not have in your office.

How to: Stay motivated at work

Need a pick-me-up for your position? To help you get your head back in the game, here are five tips on how to stay motivated at work…

How to talk about mental health at work

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

Working abroad

Working in Dubai

Want to work in a vibrant and multicultural city…with completely tax-free income? Here’s everything you need to know about living and working in Dubai.

Workplace culture

10 black career trailblazers

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re shining a spotlight on some men and women who helped open doors for those in the black community.  

Revealed: The 10 most annoying office phrases

Want to instantly irritate you co-workers? Just make sure you use one of the following 10 phrases, and frustration won’t be far off…

10 things all office workers can relate to

From washing up wars to air-con based arguments, there are a few universal truths that all office workers can probably relate to. Here are 10 things all office workers know to be true.

Five standing desk benefits

Not sure what a standing desk is for? We’ve got you covered. To help you see the positive effects, here are five benefits of having a standing desk.

How to: Communicate effectively at work

Trouble communicating at work? Let’s talk. To help you improve your work-based interactions, here are our top tips on how to communicate effectively at work.

How to: Manage conflict in the workplace

Unfortunately, you won’t always get along with everyone you work with. To make sure workplace conflict isn’t affecting your productivity (not to mention your workplace wellbeing), here are our top tips on managing conflict at work.

How to: Deal with work problems professionally

To help you get over some of your biggest workplace issues, here are five common problems, and our advice on how to deal with them professionally.

10 unwritten rules at work

Some rules are better left unsaid. To help you overcome any workplace faux-pas, here are 10 unwritten rules at work that you should always follow.

How to: Have a positive attitude at work

Think it’s time to for an attitude adjustment? To help you live your best life (and be the best version of you), here’s how to have a positive attitude at work.

10 office organisation ideas that will transform your cluttered workspace

Need to declutter? We spoke to Stephanie Cvetkovic, Editor at lifestyle blog Expert Home Tips, for some innovative ways to transform your workspace.

Management styles: What you need to know

To help you sort your autocratic leaders from your Laissez-Faire, here are five of the most common management styles (and how to deal with them).

Office Fashion Faux Pas

Picking suitable office attire these days isn’t quite as easy as keeping it suited and booted. To avoid any embarrassing fashion fails, here’s our list of what not to wear.