The jobs that will pay the highest salaries in 2040

Some jobs may not exist at all in the future: taxi drivers are likely to be replaced by self-driving cars; cashiers and retail staff will largely be replaced by machines that will let you pay for items yourself (such shops... Read more

The real reason you want to quit your job – and it’s not burnout

For those who have found themselves on the frontline of a different kind of battle, the war against Covid, moral injury has been all too common. Dr Emma Hepburn, the clinical psychologist known to her 136,000 Instagram followers as @thepsychologymum,... Read more

Changing jobs in 2022 — is moving careers worth it and should I take a pay cut?

Should you take a salary cut? One of the most common worries for people changing careers is that a lower salary would mean a lower quality of life. This is a sensitive topic and if you’re after more money you... Read more

How to make a career change at 50 and search for a new job in 2022

As we settle into 2022, it can be a great time to reassess many things in life – including your career. Might it be time to change things up and search for a new job? More than two million people... Read more

Time ticks away for antique clocks as specialist repairers dwindle

Time is running out for antique clocks because of a dire shortage of experts who can repair them. Clockmaking is on a “red list” of endangered crafts drawn up by the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA), which has warned that more... Read more

Dear Richard: ‘I’m being ostracised in my new role at work’

Dear Richard, I changed departments in October with a brief to tighten things up in my new department, which was staffed by people about my age (I am 30) but with less experience. They had a reputation for great banter... Read more

Dear Richard: ‘My sister thinks my wife is flaunting how well off we are’

Dear Richard, I wanted to ask you about something that flared up before Christmas. Because of general variant/Plan B-related nervousness, we didn’t do a big family gathering, but we did manage to meet for dinner with my sister and brother-in-law... Read more

Dear Richard: ‘I’m afraid my tattoos will ruin my job prospects’

Dear Richard, When I was 17 I got a job as a commis chef (i.e. very junior) in a local restaurant; after a while I started working there as a chef de partie, running my own “station”. I started uni... Read more

How to make a career change at 50 and search for a new job in 2020

The new year is a great time to reassess many things in life – including your career. Might it be time to change things up and search for a new job? More than two million people found a new job... Read more

Changing careers in 2022 — is it worth it and should I take a pay cut?

Should you take a salary cut? One of the most common worries for people changing careers is that a lower salary would mean a lower quality of life. This is a sensitive topic and if you’re after more money you... Read more

Five charts you need to see before changing career

There has never been a better time to resign and find a job with more meaning – or better pay. More than two million people found new jobs over the summer.  The “Great Resignation”, a US phenomenon that has taken... Read more

What working from home does to your brain

Over the past few months, we’ve been creeping back to the office, navigating packed commutes to our desks and in-person meetings. The rise of the omicron variant might have us wondering if we will be asked to work from home... Read more

State-funded childcare would solve the productivity puzzle

So yes, cheaper childcare alternatives are available. But to make our elaborate juggling trick work, we need one that offers full days (8am to 6pm) and is near enough to our local Tube station for us to get to the... Read more

The best paid professions with the highest job satisfaction for 2021

Technology manager With an average salary of £92,508 and job satisfaction score of 4.2 out of five, this is the most lucrative of the top five jobs. As with a solutions engineer, this person will need good technical skills. They are in charge... Read more

Who in their right mind thinks that life gets easier at 43?

I would have spat out my tea at a survey revealing the nation thinks you start “slowing down” in your mid-40s, but I didn’t have time to make one before writing this. In between taking the children to school, putting... Read more

Changing careers: is it worth it and should I take a pay cut?

Should you take a salary cut? One of the most common worries for people changing careers is that a lower salary would mean a lower quality of life.  Russell Clayton, a business professor at the University of South Florida, said... Read more