June 2021

Lost Generation of Unemployed – The Over 50’s

2021-06-28T10:28:09+01:00June 28th, 2021|Job Search|

I was truly astonished today when I started to do a bit of research on unemployment for those over 50. According to research by Workplace Insight, there are almost a third of 50-64 year olds in the UK not in work – that adds up to 3.3 million people! Within this, 29% are recorded as ‘economically inactive’ – [...]

October 2020

3 things to do if you are facing redundancy

2020-10-13T17:35:07+01:00October 13th, 2020|Job Search|

I will never forget the first time I faced redundancy. Little did I know back then that it would happen to me another three times throughout my career. People keep asking me whether it gets any easier? And to be honest, I’m not sure it does – it’s just different and you know more about [...]

August 2018

June 2018

Do accents matter when job hunting?

2020-10-13T17:42:49+01:00June 26th, 2018|Job Search|

Did you know that 80% of employers admit to discriminating in job interviews based on accent alone? There is a time-old belief with recruiters that there is a correlation between accent and ability to fulfil a role. According to articles from BBC Capital and The Guardian, even local UK dialects are discriminated against. I have been [...]

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