Career advice blog and news articles by Appoint

Inappropriate salary discussions

Are you having inappropriate salary discussions with recruiters and employers? Or rather, are recruiters and employers having inappropriate salary conversations with you? One salary-related tweet has generated a big reaction. Someone attempted to headhunt a tech professional for a role with a salary that’s £25,000 below her current rate. The reason? Apparently the company could… Read More


Staff over tech for high growth companies

It’s all a question of staff over tech, according to high growth small businesses in the UK… Before we get into the stats, it’s important to understand the value of high growth small businesses. These are the companies that: Account for only 2.9% of UK businesses, yet contribute to 84% of ‘net employment growth’ (employing… Read More


The most motivated age

When do employees reach their most motivated age? And what’s wrong with these sorts of findings? The Independent’s latest careers news headline caught our eye. It states that ‘people are most driven aged 33.’ The article, based on research by Bupa Health Clinics, suggests that this is the age when people are likely to be… Read More


The worst day of the week?

What’s the worst day of the working week…and which professionals are most likely to suffer from Sunday night fear?  Mondays have long earned a reputation for being the least popular day. After all, it’s the day that most people are grappling with all of the firsts of the working week. Commutes, refilled inboxes, and task lists… Read More


Job searching from work?

Are you guilty of job searching from work? How some employees are being caught out, plus the impact this can have… It’s long been a problem in offices throughout the UK. Some employees are so keen to get going with their job searches (or so dissatisfied with their current roles!) that they’re hunting from work…. Read More


How to prep for each job search phase

How to mentally prepare for each job search phase… As we enter the last week of the month (which also brings the final posts in our special January series), it’s time to prepare for each phase of your job search. Today’s advice comes from Kourtney Whitehead, via Forbes. Most career advice articles largely focus on… Read More