Working from home
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 07th December 2020

Costs You Need to Consider When Working from Home

Whether you have recently moved to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic or have decided to start running your own business from your home, many people do not realise some of the additional costs that they might incur as a result of this. Working from home can be a rewarding experience...

  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 30th November 2020

Minimum Wage Increase April 2021

The UK Government has announced that the National Living Wage (the minimum wage for over 23s) is to increase by 2.18% in April 2021.  This means that a 23-year-old working 40 hours a week will have a salary of approximately £18,532.8 a year, or £8.91 an hour.  ...

  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Friday 30th October 2020

Influencer Earnings: Are brands getting value for money?

Influencer marketing is now a huge industry. Responsible for the skyrocketing fame of many of today’s household names, the influencer phenomenon is nothing short of incredible. And that’s before we even factor in the astounding earnings of some of the world’s top social superstars....

Self Employment
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 05th October 2020

The Best Self Employed Jobs

Self-employment often provides workers with greater autonomy and flexibility than can be achieved when working directly for a company. Parents, retirees, students and people managing multiple jobs are just some of the groups of people who may wish to become self-employed. One of the perks of worki...

Self Employed Individual
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 30th September 2020

How to become Self-Employed

Ever thought about being your own boss? Whilst the idea is a somewhat appealing career path for enterprising individuals, it is not necessarily the best choice for everyone. Before making the leap into the world of self-employment, you will need to look at the benefits and drawbacks of being self-em...

Should I apply for a job which already has lots of Job Applications?
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 27th September 2020

Should I apply for a job which already has lots of Job Applications?

It is common to see jobs advertised online with 100+ applications already received. I would be put off applying for such a job; however, a fatal assumption to make is that all applicants are appropriately qualified. ...

  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 21st September 2020

Help on how to set up Job Alerts!

Why should you set up job alerts? When entering the criteria for your job alerts, you need to select whether you want to receive your alerts daily or weekly. The job market moves quickly, and it is a highly competitive space, so we recommend you set your alerts to daily. ...

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...