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Are you better off working than on benefits

Are you better off working than on benefits

There have been plenty of headlines recently suggesting that families may be better off living off benefits rather than going out to work. But is that really the case? Is the system designed so that families can ‘earn’ more through not working? Figures The Joseph Rowntree Foundation recently looked into how much people earn on

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Age discrimination when looking for a job

Age discrimination when looking for a job

There may be laws against age discrimination when hiring employees, but the practice is still rife in many quarters. Older job hunters regularly report a sense of unfairness, nothing they can put their finger on, but it’s there. Of course, employers know better than to be obvious about it ‘you’re HOW old!’. Job seekers often

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Single parents returning to work

Single Parents Returning To Work

Single parents are consummate jugglers. They have to be. Adding work into the mix brings another dimension to the delicate balancing act, that is single parent life. A whole new set of challenges. Whatever your motivations for returning to work, it’s important to take things one step at a time, give you, and your children

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Dealing with unwanted attention in the workplace

Dealing with unwanted attention in the workplace

Someone paying us a few compliments is quite nice, more than that for me – it’s quite rare! It can brighten our day and give us a little ego boost. But unwelcome and unwanted attention is quite a different kettle of fish; especially if this attention is from someone in the workplace. In other walks of

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Job interview do's and don'ts

Job interview do’s and don’ts

Making a good impression at a job interview is vital if you are to have any chance of securing the role. Deep down, we all know what we’re supposed to do and which behaviours to avoid. But interviews are stressful and it’s easy to forget the basics when you’re under pressure. Here are some helpful

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tips for asking for a pay rise

Tips for asking for a pay rise

The recession officially ended last year, many people across the UK are still waiting to see that reflected in their wage packet. Asking for a pay rise can be pretty daunting. But, if you believe you’re worth more than the salary you’re getting, you believe the company has the funds to provide it, then there’s

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