All Careers Advice

  • Mike Ashton tells you how to stand out from the crowd.
  • More than 60 ‘trailblazing’ employers have signed up to offer a new “improved” apprenticeship intended to give “serious kudos” to vocational career routes, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.
  • A record number of people – nearly 860,000 – were taking part in an apprenticeship in 2012/13, new figures show. However, participation dips in the under-19 group.
  • A CV, otherwise known as a curriculum vitae or resume, is a summary of your academic and professional history, achievements and other interests and skills.

  • If you have got to the interview stage then you should already feel proud of yourself. The recruiter clearly likes the look of your skills and thinks that you could be right for the job; the interview is a chance to prove this to them. Now comes the tricky part….preparing for it.

  • More and more people are now juggling their full-time jobs with studying HR part-time. The end results can be highly rewarding, as your skills and knowledge are recognised both academically and professionally

  • Now get the interviews you deserve

  • A key part of HR's job is to manage the induction process, but how seriously do HR professionals themselves take the first few weeks of a new job?
  • Too many career changers offer an unclear or untargeted message. The opening page of their CV fails to make the right impact, they say the wrong things at interview and, when networking, are remembered for all the wrong reasons

  • A covering letter is the letter of introduction that should be sent out to employers with your CV and although not as detailed, it is equally important.

  • ‘To get promoted, you have to be the person who won’t rock the boat.” We’ve all heard that phrase, but why, in the modern world, would anyone want to work for an organisation that thinks like this?

  • Advice on searching for jobs, fine-tuning your CV and making the most of your skills and experience
  • From day one onwards, how to do a good job, get yourself noticed and win promotion

  • Building your HR career; working as an HR partner; career coaching

  • Nationally recognised HR qualifications; the new HR Professional Map; how to study while working
  • The CIPD HR Profession Map is a comprehensive view of how HR adds the greatest sustained value to the organisations it operates in, now and in the future. It combines the highest standards of professional competence with the closest alignment to your organisational goals, to deliver sustained per...
  • Interim management is an appealing career change for an ever-increasing range of professionals. So what are the first steps to achieving the transition?