• 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...


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....


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!...


4 Tips To Improve Your Career Everyday
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 15th January 2020

4 Tips To Improve Your Career Everyday

Never assume that you are a master of your career and that you have nothing more to learn; gaining as much knowledge as possible is essential to reach the top. What you will find below is a list of the most significant things I have learnt from others. We might learn things quickly, but sometimes w...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 02nd January 2020

Minimum Wage Increase April 2020

The UK Government has announced that the National Living Wage (the minimum wage for over 25s) is to increase by 6.2% in April 2020....


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Sunday 08th September 2019

Cover letter structure: 6 essential steps

Writing about yourself can be tough, but it’s essential during a job search. Your CV is where you explain your job history, skills and qualifications, but your cover letter gives you room to elaborate on the important details, and explain why you’re the ideal person for the job. ...


15 Reasons Why You Want This Job
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Friday 14th June 2019

15 Reasons Why You Want This Job

The question, “why do you want this job”, is perhaps the ultimate interview question.  Interviewees dread it and some regard it as frustrating and impossible to answer....


Payslip
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Thursday 13th June 2019

Understanding Your Salary Pay Slip

Ok, it’s not the most exciting subject matter but being able to read, and make sense of, your payslip is very important if you want to ensure you are being paid, and indeed taxed, correctly....


20 Step LinkedIn Profile Checklist
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 03rd June 2019

20 Step LinkedIn Profile Checklist

Having a LinkedIn profile is a great way to be found when you are looking for a career change. Recruiters actively search through LinkedIn to find ideal candidates. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile or your profile is out of date, the chance of being contacted greatly diminishes. We have p...


  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Wednesday 08th May 2019

What Does ‘Competitive Salary’ Mean?

You’ve seen a job advert for your perfect job - you’ve got the right skills set, qualifications and experience.  But…no salary is listed and instead the advert states ‘Competitive Salary’. So, what does this vague statement actually mean? ...


5 Tips To Increase Creativity
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 21st January 2019

5 Tips To Increase Creativity

Creativity runs a business; maybe we already know that deep down. But the real question is how creative are we and how can we transform this creativity into our growth? Well, you don't have to drink your sorrows as we have listed down the best ways to increase creativity. Do what you love. Love ...


A Parent’s Formula for a Winning Career - Productivity Tips For Parents
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 14th January 2019

A Parent’s Formula for a Winning Career - Productivity Tips For Parents

If you're a working parent, then it's not easy to manage both home and work. You've got to work smart to get things done. When you don't have a proper schedule, then you overburden yourself which will not help you to achieve an easy life. If you wish to have a productive life, then here are a few s...


8 Most Wackiest Jobs In the UK!
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 26th November 2018

8 Most Wackiest Jobs In the UK!

Check-a-Salary provides insight on earnings collated across multiple sources for every position in the UK. Access over 55,000 free job description templates and use our job alert service to access over 650,000 jobs at any time. ...


9 Fun Jobs That Pay Well!!!!
  • By Check-a-Salary
  • Posted Monday 26th November 2018

9 Fun Jobs That Pay Well!

Finding your dream job isn’t always easy. If you’re currently on the job hunt, we know it can be a long and tiring process trying to find the best role for you. Jobs that you love but that also have great salaries can be hard to find, but Check-a-Salary has done some research and co...