Careers articles

  • Business people discussing work on laptop at a meeting
    BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, recently ran a focus group to explore the current employer attitudes to digital skills (digital literacy) within UK workplaces and to promote digital literacy as a key employability skill. Richard French explains more.
  • Man Mentoring Woman At Work
    Organisations look to coaching and mentoring for a number of reasons but the bottom line is focused on the actual business value they can bring.
  • Teacher helping students on pc
    Jon G. Hall and Lucia Rapanotti from the Department of Computing, The Open University discuss the teaching of computing in schools.
  • Justice Scales On Top Of Books
    Richard Hodkinson CEng CITP gives you a flavour of the challenges of working in IT in the legal area.
  • Students Working On Laptops
    Following the launch of the low cost Raspberry Pi, there has been significant discussion on how schools are failing students in provision of IT education.
  • Teacher Helping Teen Pupils Using PC
    After being invited to a school careers fair Roger Cook had a challenging time convincing the students about a career in computing let alone information security. He's glad he went and encourages more members to do the same.
  • Business analysis
    It is not entirely clear when the terms ‘business analysis’ and ‘business analyst’ first entered general use, writes Paul Turner, Director of Assist Knowledge Development.
  • James Rougvie
    With youth unemployment at a high and employers citing experience over qualification as their key criteria for employing newly qualified graduates, it’s never been harder for young people to break into the IT industry.
  • Person circling a career opportunity
    When contemplating a career change, fear can often paralyse you so that it feels like you’re going round in circles. But there are ways to move forward.
  • Business people looking at a business plan
    Some people choose a particular career pathway and ease into the day-to-day workings of their role as if they were born for it. We all remember a Nurse or Teacher, for instance, who seemed so natural in their position.