Monthly Archives: April 2017

20 April 2017 - 12:54 pm WORK+

It can be hard to know where to start when thinking about career planning, but at The University of Sheffield, you can ease your way in with “Taste of Work” from The Careers Service. A short four-hour session is perfect for students who have little or no work experience, as it gives you an idea of what sort of jobs are available to students and what a real working environment feels like, as well as enabling you to add a little bit extra to your CV.

But, what happens next? How can you build on your Taste of Work experience and take it further?

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13 April 2017 - 9:25 am A Survival Handbook of the Digital age- part 2

Last year I went to an event at Oxford University where they brought together leading experts on work, employment and labour markets to discuss how the internet and digital platforms are transforming the world of work.  I have learned a lot of new ideas that are truly eye-opening. In particular, Dr. Gregory talked about how sharing economy pushed individuals from ‘formal labour market came to take up esoteric practice as an entrepreneur practice… ’  She suggested that our digital society is pushing people into entrepreneurship. (Uber driver, for example) She didn’t seem to be happy about it because in her eye that now labour is in great insecurity.  There would not be fixed wages every month, no insurance and no pension from company anymore.   Continue reading “A Survival Handbook of the Digital age- part 2” »