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  • Even Robinson Crusoe couldn't get respite from the demands of email. Photo: RapidEye / Getty.   According to recent data, us Brits spend an astonishing 90 days a year dealing with email, mostly at work. The report also revealed: In 2016, UK office...
    27th February 2017
  • We gave our employers an astonishing £33.6 billion worth of free work last year in the UK, by doing unpaid overtime. More than 5.3 million people put in an average of 7.7 hours a week, over and above their contracted hours, during 2016.  To mark...
    24th February 2017
  • Photo: Niran_pr / Getty.  Mobile technology has become part and parcel of our lives to such an extent that many of us think nothing of answering the odd work call or email outside of hours. But research points to an alarming and growing incursion of...
    23rd February 2017
  • Photo: Bill Hinton/Getty. As employers make more and more use of digital technology to advertise vacancies, the number of online job scams is rocketing. According to Safer Jobs (a government-supported non-profit organisation set up to protect people...
    20th February 2017
  • Photo: Chris Ryan / Getty. When it comes to the dreaded job interview, there’s really no substitute for thorough preparation to put you in a confident frame of mind. But even the best prepared and qualified candidates can get into a right old tizzy...
    16th February 2017
  • Photo: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Dan Kenyon. You can rework your CV or your application over and over until you’re perfectly happy with it, but you only get one shot at an interview. Here’s how to get ready to give a performance to win over even...
    13th February 2017
  • Photo: Jummie / Getty.  Your CV is immaculate (clear, short, error-free, job-specific, and gives concrete evidence of your obvious brilliance); you’re immediate goals are ambitious but realistic (you’re not hoping to head up, say, the English...
    9th February 2017
  • Photo: Tom Merton / Getty. While it’s quite possible to get a good sense of how well you are suited to the culture of a workplace before accepting a job offer, there’s no guarantee you will get on famously with all your new colleagues, however easy-...
    6th February 2017
  • Your interview made a great impression on a prospective employer and the job’s yours if you want it. Of course the answer’s yes. Or is it? During the application process, it’s all too easy to focus on selling yourself to the exclusion of considering...
    2nd February 2017
  • Photo: Sarah Leigh Photography / Getty.  Despite Brexit, the legal status of EU, EEA (European Economic Area) or Swiss nationals coming to work in the UK has not changed, and cannot change whilst the UK still remains in the EU. Whatever happens...
    30th January 2017

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