Be ready to reinvent yourself at any time

As the job market changes, employees must prepare for career detours during their lives

Stern Words

FT Staff. Stefan Stern byline.
Board membership is not just about money and prestige
– Stefan Stern
Illustration shows financial buildings with tinted glass making the colours of the LGBT form across them in a rainbow ©
Companies chase a ‘return on equality’ as LGBT-friendly policies blossom

Career Counsel: Do I really have what it takes to start my own business?

Things that you will need to know before deciding whether or not to launch a start-up venture

Jane Bryant, Director, BAE Systems

At Work with ... Jayne Bryant, engineer and director, BAE Systems

‘Your industry needs you’ is key message for women

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

Inquire about your candidates’ passions, not career paths

Find out what motivates people applying to your company, writes Mrs Moneypenny

a young man an older man shake hand

Time to value skills of the next generation

Do young people lack employable qualities, or do older bosses need to look deeper?

neurosurgeon Henry Marsh

At work with . . . Henry Marsh, neurosurgeon

Disappointment with the NHS inspired a bestseller

Mrs Moneypenny Recruitment column

Never have so few worked so hard for boardroom equality

Headhunters do their bit to get women to the table

Career Counsel: How to better manage time and win that promotion

Suss out which tasks add value to the company and prioritise them, then do some strategic thinking

A business man feels the pressure as people try to contact him on a mobile phone, a blackberry and by post.
©Charlie Bibby

Talking about mental health

Top executives open up about battling depression

At work with. . . Saatchi chief Kevin Roberts

‘We live in the age of the idea, not the age of the ad’

Make yourself interesting, learn about wine

An impressive qualification can boost your appeal, writes Mrs Moneypenny

How to open doors by networking on LinkedIn

Do not think in sectors; there are no more sectors

Test results can define young careers

‘Tis the season when graduates polish CVs, call referees and dredge up test results from years past

At Work with ... Emma Willis

The queen bee of sewing is flying the flag for UK manufacturing and its injured military heroes

Recruiting outside London? Follow the US Army’s lead

When recruiting for jobs outside London, it pays to watch the US Army

What you need to know about delivering an important presentation

The best way to nail it: practise, practise and practise again

Letter to a new chairman: Guard your brand for a better tomorrow

Consumers are starting to distinguish between products they use and companies they buy from using wider criteria

Companies must avoid women’s networking ghettoes

Programmes to redress gender imbalance may do harm if they just tick boxes

Tips on how to steer clear of ‘karoshi’

Stress can lead to depression and burnout, which is bad for you and your employer