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October 28, 2011 by


“Achoo!” Your colleague blurts out, as they sneeze for the fifth time, managing to catch it with their hands. “Bless you”, you say,  “….Oh, can you pass me that stapler?”  No, no no! Don’t do it, people! The other night I went to the cinema to see ‘Contagion’; a film about a rapidly spreading and […]

We run a Mickey Mouse business…

October 27, 2011 by


At least that’s what we aspire to do. You probably think we are mad… Let me start by using some text from that well know font of knowledge, Wikipedia…. “Pejorative use of Mickey’s name: “Mickey Mouse” is a slang expression meaning small-time, amateurish or trivial. In the UK and Ireland, it also means poor quality […]

Pro(fessional)s and Con(artist)s?

October 20, 2011 by


    As our ever expanding list of guest bloggers continues to grow here at The UP Blog, this week we are pleased to welcome Lisa Arnold, PR Administrator at Fifth Ring who takes a look at the benefits (for both parties) of taking on a university/college intern. The student brain, a much pondered over and intricate one […]

Stand out from the crowd!

October 14, 2011 by


We all know that the job market is pretty tough out there at the moment, which means lots of people are going to be competing for the same jobs. Well, we’ve stumbled across a couple of funky ways to help your Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)  stand out against the rest! Graphical C.V’s If you’re feeling creative (and are […]

Shall we mediate or eat fungus?

October 7, 2011 by


In our 6th guest blog, employment lawyer and mediator Lili Hunter of Lili Hunter Consulting takes to the stage to disuss mediation. Om mani padme hum, om mani padme hum……oops no that’s meditation.  Mediation, thankfully for those of us in our advancing years, does not involve sitting cross-legged on the floor and chanting!   There is a lot […]

♫ If you leave me now…

October 4, 2011 by


…You’ll take away the biggest part of me…♫ Oh, those cheesy break-up songs! You know the ones we mean – the kind you sit singing to (badly) whilst looking at that tear-stained photos of your, now ex, beloved. What do you mean that’s just us?! But that got us thinking – there are a lot of different […]