Advice for Self-Employed People Securing Contract Work
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 15th September 2020

Advice for Self-Employed People Securing Contract Work

The task of finding contract work is very different to securing full time employment. Clients are less interested in whether you will complement their company culture and ‘fit in’ and are more interested in what problems you can solve and whether you are able to&...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 21st July 2020

The Wage Impact of COVID-19

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the UK economy. At the peak of the pandemic, where stay home orders and social distancing measures were firmly in place, the hospitality industry and areas of non-essential retail found itself at a complete standstill. Consequently, consumer spending saw a...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 06th May 2020

Working from home after Covid19 – Is it here to stay?

A vast percentage of employees have always wanted to work from home; most people will acknowledge that there are days spent working in the office when simply nothing gets done!...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 05th May 2020

How to prepare for a remote job interview

For many, video interviewing can be a daunting prospect but if you approach this in the right way, then it can really strengthen the possibility of getting the job. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, video interviewing is happening now more than ever before. The success of which, will determine w...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 23rd April 2020

12 jobs that that enable you to work from home

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic there has, and will continue to be, some great careers that offer a job and income that enable people to work remotely. The 12 jobs below are well established to developing a career wherever you may be situated. Whilst they might not be the best highest paid jobs, they...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 21st April 2020

Key work, low pay: How much do our key workers actually earn?

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK now stands at over 95,000. With this number remaining as high as it is, the government is retaining its stance on social distancing measures. All of this means that, for now at least, the way we live and work will continue to be compromised. It ...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 09th March 2020

Why am I the best person for the job?

This is one of those inevitable questions which takes some careful thought if you are going to answer well.  You don’t want to come across as arrogant or too self-assured but equally, you don’t want to talk yourself out of the job by not promoting yourself enough....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 08th March 2020

Why do you want to leave your current job?

Many people in an interview will be unsure how to answer this common question, “Why do you want to leave your current job?”  It can be an awkward question to answer - in fact, it can be one of the trickiest questions to an...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 05th March 2020

How to Get a Job with No Experience

At some stage in life, everyone has to embark on the first steps of their career-mostly school leavers, or those finishing university courses.  Getting a job with no (relevant) experience also applies to those who are looking to change car...


The Gig Economy and Freelancers: The Benefits for Businesses
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 20th February 2020

The Gig Economy and Freelancers: The Benefits for Businesses

The gig economy is hitting the headlines at the moment, with increasing numbers of employees opting for freelance positions over more traditional contracts. Today, more than 42% of Britains self-employed workers are freelancers. That’s 6% of the UK workforce as a whole!...


Under Two Months Until the NMW Increase Means a Pay Rise for Millions
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 16th February 2020

Under Two Months Until the NMW Increase Means a Pay Rise for Millions

It has been widely reported that the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage is increasing for millions. It is also expected that tax cuts (this, of course, could change with the expected budget in March 2020) will be coming into effect on the 6th of April 2020....


4 Key Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Issues in the Workplace
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 04th February 2020

4 Key Reasons to Focus on Mental Health Issues in the Workplace

Mental Health issues are common in everyday life, Including within the workplace. Employers can’t hide from mental health issues, which are fast becoming an epidemic across workforces in the UK.  No longer can companies turn a blind eye; employ...


How To Decline a Job Offer
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 30th January 2020

How To Decline a Job Offer

It’s funny isn’t it; the majority of stuff written about jobs relates to how to get a job – how to write a good job application, how to answer interview questions, basically how to put yourself in the best position to secure the job you want....


How to find a job
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 29th January 2020

How to find a job

It’s that time again.  You are looking for a new job or perhaps you are looking to secure your first job. Either way, exciting times lie ahead!...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Tuesday 21st January 2020

Does the amount you earn directly affect your mental health?

So, you know someone who earns the big bucks.  They have it all – a big house, a nice car, several foreign holidays every year, a wardrobe full of designer clothes.  Someone like this must have an easy, stress-free life – right?...