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How to leave work stress behind when you get home

One unfortunate fact of life is that the more you succeed in your career, the more likely you are to bring work home work and all the stresses that come with it. A University of Toronto study found that professionals “with more authority, decision-making latitude, pressure, and longer hours” were the most likely to find work [Read more…]

Learn the digital skills that employers value most

When it comes to brushing up our expertise, for many of us it’s digital skills that are top of the list. No wonder IT courses are one of the most popular choices. More than three-quarters of businesses have some degree of shortage of digital skills, affecting the bottom line in 29% of cases, a survey [Read more…]

Which jobs have the highest levels of happiness?

Choosing a job – or switching careers – is one of the biggest decisions we make. In a survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, people rated it as more significant than when to start a family, whether to get married or where to live. It all makes sense: we spend nearly a third of [Read more…]

How to hit the ground running after a career break

There are lots of reasons why you might have to put your career on pause for a while, whether it’s bringing up kids, taking care of elderly relatives or just pursuing a personal passion such as travel. And that means relaunching your career is increasingly a rite of passage.   But that doesn’t make it [Read more…]

Five tips for thriving as a part-time worker

Whether taking time for family responsibilities or combining work and study, more and more people are working part-time: recent figures show almost 8.5m workers have part-time hours, an increase of nearly 2m in the last 20 years. That flexibility is a big help, but it brings its own challenges: how can you make sure your [Read more…]