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Hayley Taylor’s career Q&A

Hayley’s move into the TV limelight means she’s regularly contacted by members of the public asking for advice – or simply wanting to get her opinions. We offered readers of our sister magazine, at home, the chance to put their own queries direct to the Fairy Jobmother: here are some of the best, along with Hayley’s responses. Dear Hayley,I am widowed for the last ten years and haven’t worked since then, ha ...

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10 top tips to get that dream job

If you’re tired of compromising, then read our top ten to learn how to secure the job you’ve always wanted. 1. Make sure your dream job is an achievable jobYour dream occupation needs to be ideal, rather than idealistic. Having the ambition and drive to push yourself to reach for the best job possible is imperative but you need be certain you are capable of doing the job. For example, if you have always wan ...

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Business profile: Philip Green

Sir Philip Green has built up a retail empire from scratch, so we take a look at how this South London schoolboy has become an internationally recognised entrepreneur. As the owner of the Arcadia Group (home of Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge) Sir Philip Green’s sheer dedication and ambition with regards to retail cannot be overlooked.  With a fortune of £4.2 billion and a conglomerate of r ...

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Charity Q&A: The Red Cross

We speak to Ola Fajobi, the Corporate Head of Human Resources for the British Red Cross, about the many opportunities available at the charity that makes such a difference to people’s lives across the UK and globally. Careers: Ola, would you like to give an outline of what you do as a charity and what your aims are, to introduce our readers to the British Red Cross?Ola: We are a UK-wide, volunteer-led human ...

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Fostercare: A blossoming profession

Fostering has provided a deeply rewarding activity for many years but is now being developed as a career path. We look at how you can become a foster carer and fit it around existing family commitments. Foster care has traditionally been recognised as a way for people to better the lives of children by taking them into their own homes and looking after them. Foster carers share this responsibility of care w ...

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A career in social care

The need for social care is growing, so we take a look at how you can enter the sector at entry-level or on a more advanced stratum and make a big difference to those who need support and guidance. The social care sector is constructed of people who enjoy helping others, and according to the Community Care Statistics, in 2005 an estimated 3.6 million contact hours were provided to around 354,500 households. ...

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Business profile: Richard Branson

We focus on Richard Branson’s megabrand Virgin that continues to expand globally and how he began his career whilst still at school. Richard Branson ­­­­­­­­­– who became Sir Richard in 1999, when he was knighted for services to entrepreneurship – has made his mark in the world through the all-encompassing global brand Virgin.  The construction of such a prestigious business demanded commitment, attent ...

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Donate your career to charity

We take a look at the many professional opportunities available in the charity sector and how you can make a difference to worthwhile causes and your career. The voluntary – or charity – sector is a strong area of growth both as a service provider and an employer. If you are interested in working for an organisation that makes a direct impact to a cause or group of people that are valuable to you, then char ...

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Building a career in property

Many do not realise the variety of job opportunities on the market in the property sector: it’s not all about building houses… here are some roles where you’ll never have to lay a brick. Over the last few years the property market has been in a state of flux, meaning that working in property demands the ability to adapt to changes in the financial world and in turn, the conditions of the housing market. A d ...

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Business profile: Michelle Mone

Careers profiles Michelle Mone, whose decision to set up her own business after being made redundant has made her one of the most important names in lingerie. Michelle Mone OBE is a woman who works for women as the founder and co-owner of MJM International, which stands as the UK’s largest lingerie company and is worth £50 million. Even though she was forced to balance business and family life from a young ...

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