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Life at work

Congratulations, you got the job! But that’s just the beginning of the story. There are lots of challenges ahead, from bad bosses to making sure you do the best job you possibly can. Check out our guide to making sure your life at work is rosy.

Flexible working

Flexible working advice

We've got everything you need to know about flexible working, from setting up a home office at the start of your career to planning your retirement when it’s all over.

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Is your career on the right track

Is your career on the right track?

It’s a big, and brave, decision to change jobs or careers, so before you make that big step, have a think about whether it’s what you really want. The following questions should help.

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How to resign

The best way to resign

Want to resign from your job? We explain the best way to hand in your resignation with style!

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Bullying FAQ

How to handle bullying in the workplace

Bullying at work can be a tricky area to navigate. If you or a colleague are unlucky enough to become a victim of bullying we hope this advice will help.

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Be safe in your job search

Beware of recruitment scams. Here are some tips to keep safe when job searching online.

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Choose a job that makes you happy

Choose a job that makes you happy

Recent research showed that a bad job can be worse for your mental health than having no job at all. So make sure you're looking at the following 'happiness factors' to ensure complete job satisfaction.

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Commute

Commuting: how far is too far?

with the UK getting ever smaller thanks to improvements in transport links, will the compromise between where you live and where you work soon be a thing of the past?

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Guide to appraisals

A guide to appraisals

The prospect of an appraisal might seem scary, but if you prepare well and read this guide, you’ll realize they’re not so bad after all and can actually benefit your career.

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How to get a promotion

How to get a promotion

You’re ready for that next step up the career ladder, but for some reason your boss hasn’t cornered you with the offer of a glamorous job title. We bring you a guide to getting promoted at work.

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How to manage your time

How to manage your time

Looking for ways to manage your time more effectively? Our easy guide shows you how to get more out of your day.

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Make the most of HR

Make the most of your HR department

HR can offer you support in your job, help you to climb the career ladder and keep you happy and productive at work.

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Mastering communication

Mastering communication skills

We show you how to handle emails, presentations and even a chat around the water cooler with some all-important do’s and don’ts.

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Languages

Our guide to smart networking

Forget David Brent, networking is one of the most powerful things you can do to fast-forward your career. We show you how.

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Summer workwear advice

Staying professional and smart while remaining cool can be a tricky dilemma... We show you how to get the best of both worlds in a heatwave.

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Dealing with stress at work

We all feel a bit stressed from time-to-time, but when it gets too much it can make your working life unbearable. We show you how to avoid reaching that point.

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Budget tips

How to: budget better

The squeeze is on. In July 2011, inflation increased by a wallet-busting 4.4%, so what are we to do? If you don’t want a new job, the only alternative is to budget. We show you how...

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Holiday blues

Getting over the Holiday Blues

We all feel a bit blue after a holiday. As soon as the alarm clock goes off, we're straight back down to earth with a bump. We show you how to get over the Holiday Blues.

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Redundancy tips

Redundancy: an emotional rollercoaster

Redundancy can be a very emotional experience. We go beyond legalities and look at the personal side of being made redundant.

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Horrible bosses

How to handle horrible bosses

We take a look at how you can deal with the three main types of Horrible Boss.

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Love

5 ways to make your boss love you

Want to create the right impression at work and stay on side with your boss? We show you how.

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Start new job

5 signs that it's time to look for a new job

From a monster boss to boredom burnout, find out why you should be looking elsewhere...

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Know your work perks

Find out what benefits and bonuses are commonly available so you can negotiate the best deal.

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Boost your internal profile

If you want more money and career progression, work on your office rep.

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How to deal with a brutal boss

If your boss is making your life at work hell, find out what you can do about it.

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4 ways to handle the office slacker

Advice on how to handle one of the worst work irritants: the lazy colleague.

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Map

How to find a job in your own backyard

Your next career move doesn’t have to take you very far - there may be opportunities in your current company.

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How to get a good idea bought

Got a good idea? Here's how to persuade the business to get on board.

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The totaljobs guide to getting a pay rise

If you think you deserve a higher salary, the totaljobs guide to getting a pay rise can help.

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Have a good first day

How to have a good first day

Make a good impression on your first day with these five easy steps..

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Growing Ambitions volunteer scheme

If you have a career you enjoy then why not inspire young people to find jobs they'll love too?

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Careers advice from the horse's mouth

The smartest way to learn is through other people's experience. So find a mentor on horsesmouth.co.uk.

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The secrets of being super organised

Super achievers are also super organised. Learn how to be more productive at work from the experts.

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How to hold onto your job

A survey has revealed workers with certain traits are more likely to be redundancy targets.

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How to love your job

26% of employees dread Monday. If this includes you then it's time to take action.

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Are you having a mid-life career crisis?

How do you know if your mid-life career crisis requires drastic action or just a fresh perspective?

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Negotiating a good salary

Got a job offer? Make sure you negotiate the best package possible.

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Why you need time off

Make sure you're managing your work/life balance and taking the holiday you're entitled to.

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New CV tips

Social media at work no-nos!

Social media is great but it's essential that you’re aware of your online fingerprint to avoid not getting – or even losing – your job...

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How to survive taking on a more junior role

While taking a step backwards can be disheartening, there are ways to make it work for you.

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Psychometric Tests

Test your personality and find the right career

There are some fantastic testing tools that will reveal your personality type, your strengths and weaknesses and, ultimately, your suitability to the job you want. Read on to see a selection of our favourites...

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Is it time to quit your job?

Recognise the signs it's time to find a new job and revive your work life.

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Understanding the bigger picture

For more job satisfaction and a fast-track to promotion, it's important you know more than just your own job.

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Advice for football fans: How to manage the World Cup and work

Get your footie fix without getting the boot!

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