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7 February 2013

Self Employment Becoming More Popular In 2013

In the UK more and more people are considering self-employment as a solution to their job hunting efforts. There are a number of advantages and disadvantages to self-employment however there is plenty of support out there to get you started.

Why become self-employed

There is encouragement from the government for people to become self-employed and at first it seems attractive, especially if you have recently become unemployed or redundant. Although one of the main attractions of becoming self-employed is no longer having to work for somebody else there are several disadvantages you should consider. These include not being certain of having a regular income, having to arrange your own sick pay and pension and probably having to work long hours. Click To Read On

Further Information:

Self-employment: checklist

Help with moving from benefits to work

Recession 'boosts self-employment'

Self-employed worker numbers soar in UK

10 January 2013

Would you go this far to land your dream job?

With today’s economic outlook and the competitive jobs market, graduates really have to work to get their foot in the door but is buying a poster for £500 the best way? You decide!

What would you do if you were down to your last £500, unemployed and staring a lifetime in the dole queue in the face? Stockpile baked beans and other non-perishables? Invest half in an ISA and feel financially savvy but really poor for a year? Or perhaps buy 500 scratchcards and hope for the best?

Don’t be daft. You’d rent a billboard, of course. That’s what Adam Pacitti has done. The 24-year-old, who graduated from Winchester University with a first-class degree in media production, can’t get a job. Or, more specifically, can’t get a job he actually wants. So he has spent the last £500 of his savings on a billboard in Shoreditch, a part of east London dubbed “Silicon Roundabout” by its many new-media denizens, and Old Street roundabout by everyone else. Click To Read On

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