Category Archives: Workplace Issues

Developing A Career In Outdoor Activities

Perhaps you hate the thought of spending your working life in an office or laboratory? There are alternatives – here are some things to consider if you want to work in the outdoors. Choice of career You may have a … Read More »

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Developing a Career in a Rural Area

Readers will know that highly-paid jobs with the best career prospects are mostly located in and around cities, especially London.  But city life doesn’t suit everyone.  So here are some things to consider if you prefer to live and work … Read More »

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Working on a Science Park

Have you considered working on a Science Park?  And what are the possible advantages and disadvantages of doing so? What is a Science Park? The term ‘Science Parks’ means different things to different people.  Thirty or forty years ago it … Read More »

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Standing at the career crossroads

Earlier this year I had a coffee with a former mentor who was encouraging me to apply for a research post at his institution. During the conversation he expressed that now was the time to consider my future career prospects … Read More »

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Graduate tips on securing that first job

  Each year at Sheffield Hallam University we invite journalism and media graduates back to the institution to give tips to our undergraduates on how to clinch their first job. The event occurred earlier this month and saw 25 graduates … Read More »

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Think Negative! Reframing Positivethink…

Does anyone else get a bit fed up of the whole “just think positive” mantra? I am sure if you are looking for work, feeling unfulfilled in your career, or finding yourself at a crossroads in life and searching for … Read More »

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Warning: Shift work may be ageing!

Research by the Université de Toulouse and Swansea University suggests working outside normal hours for a decade or more may ‘chronically’ reduce cognition and damage health! If you’ve ever spent an extended period with student nurses on a late rota … Read More »

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CVs: Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Your dream job is just one application away. After months of scouring job boards and quite literally selling your soul to the ‘recruitment devil’ you’ve found it! This is the one; you can feel it, the one that will make … Read More »

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Bitter Sweet Rejection

Rejecting rejection Let’s face it, nobody likes to be rejected. Whether a response to a course or job application or a journal submission – a rejection can make those steps of the career ladder feel especially slippery or wobbly underfoot. … Read More »

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5 ways to avoid age discrimination

Whether young or old, age discrimination can affect our chances of both employment and progression. Whilst the equality act of 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age there’s no doubt that … Read More »

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