Work & Careers

How To Get A Riding Job in a Racing Yard

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We’ve all held our breath as we’ve watched Keiran Fallon or A P McCoy ride their mounts passed the winning post at Cheltenham or Epsom, and thought ‘I’d love to ride racehorses’.

How To Market Home Delivery Vegetable Boxes

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The idea of selling boxes of ‘delivered to the door’ fresh vegetables has been around for a long time but if you have access to lots of home-grown produce, it could an idea for a small business.

How To Run A Farmers' Market Stall

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A farmers’ market, as its name suggests, is a market where local farmers, growers or producers are present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public.

How to be inspired

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Inspiration can come in many shapes and forms, but rarely comes along by chance. If you sit on the sofa all day, every day waiting for the moment, then you’ll be sitting there for a long time!

How to market your website

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It’s sometimes hard to know where to start or what to write when writing marketing-related copy, whether it’s for marketing emails, adverts or for your website.

How to share a nanny

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Sharing a nanny with another family is increasingly popular and, if it’s done right, it can not only save money on childcare but also guarantee flexible childcare in your or your nanny share partner&#

How to find a new flexible job

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How do you find a good flexible job which uses your experience and skills? For many, including parents and carers, flexible working is their number one priority.

How to dress for an interview

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You’ve bagged that sought-after interview, but now the big dilemma comes. What do you wear to the interview to make the best impression?

How to sort out childcare

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You're expecting a child and you've got everything prepared. Birth plan - check. Overnight bag packed - check. Stacks of teeny weeny nappies in the bedroom - check. How organised are you!

How to Retrain for a Career

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So you want to retrain? There may be many reasons you might consider a new career. Perhaps you have been made redundant and there aren’t many opportunities in your field.

How to multitask

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In our modern 24/7 world being able to do 25 things at once is becoming more and more expected of everyone, particularly parents, but are there any short cuts or tips for getting more out of your day?

How to bounce back from redundancy

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Being made redundant is rarely a pleasant experience, unless it is voluntary, even less so in a shrinking jobs market.

How to understand what Sick Pay you are entitled to

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Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is paid to Employees or Workers (who pay Class 1 National Insurance Contributions) who cannot work because of sickness. Those who are Self-Employed (and pay Class 2 National

How to understand if you are entitled to Paternity Leave and Pay

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Following the birth of a child or an adoption placement, an Employee who is a father, civil partner or partner of a biological mother or an adopter has a right to Paternity Leave and Pay in certain ci

How to work from home

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Fancy homeworking? It sounds like the perfect solution to the work life balance and it's green too since it cuts down on commuting time.

How to understand the Adoption Leave and Pay you may be entitled to

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Adoption Leave and Pay can be complicated, so below we explain how you qualify.

How to understand if you are entitled to Parental Leave

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Parental leave is a legal entitlement for some employees and is available for either parent to take time off work to look after a child or make arrangements for the child’s welfare.

How to understand the Maternity Leave you are entitled to

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All employees are entitled to Maternity Leave (regardless of their length of service or how much they earn), which is split into two types, Ordinary and Additional. Both last for 26 weeks.

How to understand the Maternity Pay you are entitled to

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Employees are entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) in certain circumstances – see our steps below. Your Employer may offer more generous Maternity Pay than SMP, check your contract or handbook.

How to negotiate a pay rise

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Many companies will offer annual pay reviews or freelance rate reviews. There is, however, no legal requirement for them to do this.

How to ensure you'll get paid if the snow prevents you from getting into work

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With the bad weather threatening to stay for a while, many people will face more difficulties getting into work, which may cause problems for your employer.

How To Negotiate Flexible Working

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There’s a lot of talk about flexible working these days and the Government says it wants the right to request flexible working to be extended to all workers.

How To Start A Dog Walking Business

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To do dog walking as a business you must be a lover of dogs. You may be wondering who would pay for their dog or dogs to be walked.

How to Write a Report - Part 1

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Whether you’re researching a topic for a university course or publishing the findings of a test or case study, report writing is an essential skill.

How to write your first CV

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You've just left School, College or University and are looking for your first job. You know how to write a CV but with no employment experience what do you include?

How to prepare for a great job interview

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Congratulations! You have an interview – now it's important that you do all you can to ensure you perform well on the day. Here are some tips to help you.

How to organise your time using a notepad and diary

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Organising and managing your time well is key for many of those that are busy. Once managed you can run a seamless schedule with no hassle.

How to write a cover letter for a job application

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The cover letter is possibly the most important part of the job application process.

How to get your Unique Tax Reference (UTR) number

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If you live in the UK and have recently become self-employed, you need to get your UTR number and inform HMRC or your change of circumstances.

How to write a CV

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A CV (Curriculum Vitae) is a necessary part of getting a job. Most employers will often ask for your CV when you apply for work.

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