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What’s the best way to network: face-to-face or online?
For those of us who aren’t natural schmoozers and don’t know how to ‘work a room’, it’s tempting to ride the wave of online professional networks and save your social skills for your friends and...
29th June 2015
Who needs networking anyway?
Awkward small-talk with strangers over third-rate coffee in a stuffy conference room, anyone? No? It’s probably fair to say that networking has a bit of an image problem and can sometimes feel like...
26th June 2015
Redundancy: be a survivor
At the time of writing, employment may be on the rise, but in an increasingly insecure job market, so is redundancy. It's a sad fact that more of us are losing our jobs more often. Here are some...
24th June 2015
How to write your first CV
‘No experience, no job’ – the first forays into the world of work are rarely easy. So how are recent school-leavers and graduates with no substantial history of paid employment supposed to overcome...
18th June 2015
How to tell if your apprenticeship’s the real deal
Apprenticeships can be a fantastic way in to a wide range of professions – you can even train as a space engineer or crime scene investigator! And with the average graduate racking up an estimated £...
15th June 2015
Adopting or having a child through surrogacy? Make sure you know your rights
Eagle-eyed users of this website might have clocked the fact that rights for new parents took a more flexible turn in April. Now, if you’re looking forward to welcoming a new member to your family...
11th June 2015
Best of both worlds: my experience of working from home
Today is the 10th National Work from Home Day. Kay Atwal, a media officer, journalist and mother of two writes about her experience working from home as a journalist. The figures say it all: more...
5th June 2015
How would you unload a planeload of jelly beans?
“If you were asked to unload a 747 full of jelly beans, what would you do?” Not the foggiest? How about: “Who would win a fight between Spiderman and Batman?” Believe it or not, these are both...
20th May 2015
Qatar World Cup 2022: ugly side of beautiful game revealed
The TUC doesn’t just fight for the employment and human rights of workers in the UK. We also work with union movements throughout the world for social justice. And right now, there’s a scandal of...
19th May 2015
Stuck in an unhealthy internship?
At the TUC, we’ve long been calling for fairer and better internships. We’re not saying that all internships are bad, but we believe that too many employers still see interns as a source of free...
14th May 2015
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