Call Centre Work Is It Really That Bad?

A lot of people wouldn’t even consider the option of working in a call centre due to the bad reputation that they have, which can mainly be attributed to the wide generalisations that are made in the press. Whilst it is true that some companies have call centres that are not being run as efficiently as they should (or could …

Best Way to Manage a Micromanager | BNET

Recently wrote the article I hate my boss what do I do and Penelope Trunk has gone a step further and wrote tips about how to deal with a micromanager. This section of the article made me laugh inside “So did your boss ask you to come up with a list of ideas? Surely your boss will not like any …

BBC News – Firms urged to hire UK unemployed not foreign workers

Interesting article on the BBC website. According to the article 90% of the 400,000 jobs created in the UK in the past year went to foreign workers. Ian Duncan Smith will cover this in a speech in Spain according to the article. Working with both English and foreign customers. Here is the problem. In a tough economy you need to …

BBC News – Fashion chain Jane Norman goes into administration

We wrote about the pending problems at Jane Norman over the weekend. Well now it is official. No buyers could be found and 89 stores closed. Some of the problems are rising cotton prices, a fall in retail sales, 140m of dept and a crowded high-street. A few tips for those who work at Jane Norman. Know your rights Learn …

BBC News – One in four UK workers ‘would move abroad for work’

I am not surprised with this report. Mobility is not a real issue any-more. Why not move when times are difficult at home? This article at the BBC seems to indicate that many are willing to take the plunge. I recently wrote an article on how to find a job abroad. A few things you do need to consider before …

Impact of Commuting When You Select a Job

It’s extremely important to apply for jobs that you are sure you are going to like and succeed at; however, there will always be some aspects of a job that you are not able to control. How quickly you get promoted or make friends with your colleagues for instance. There are, however, elements that you can control and one such …

Leaving the Army, what are my options?

About 20,000 people leave the army each year in the U.K. and if you have left, or are thinking of leaving, you may be wondering what your options are. First of all, such a life changing decision is difficult to make and it is perfectly normal to feel apprehensive and nervous. Switching to a civilian lifestyle will be a difficult …