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Creative Job Offers That Work for Everyone

Guest post: Tilda Bostwick.  Tilda runs Fundraising Talent who specialise in NFP recruitment. — Professional development, extra holidays and a mobile? Value yourself and get creative about your salary package. Whether going for a new job or feeling underpaid in your current role, similar principles apply for negotiating a salary; do your research, assess your […]

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5 tips for job hunting with recruitment agents

Welcome to the world of recruitment agents! If you are hunting for a new role in the areas of administration, government, IT or digital media (and sometimes charities), chances are you may be considering working with a recruitment agency. You might be full time hunting or just testing the waters and looking for a confidential […]

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Why wearing a ‘uniform’ to work might just make your life better

I know what you’re thinking, dear reader, you’re wondering why anyone would wear a uniform by choice.  Fair enough, there’s a raft of complaints — ultra-conformity, creative repression, the death of the soul — that all feel very familiar to those of us who sported kilts, ties and knee-high socks in our fevered youth. Despite this gut reaction, spend […]

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Keeping confident in the unknown time of the job hunt

The NeverEnding Story? The weeks tick by and you’ve put in heaps of energy, you’ve almost made it to landing a new job, but not quite: pick self up, rinse, repeat. You find yourself placing a lot more value on horoscopes and inspirational quotes than usual. Give me a sign! When will it happen? When […]

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Escape the Daily Grind: Take a Radical Sabbatical

Are you ready to run screaming from a party the next time someone asks you what you do?  Would you prefer to stab yourself in the eye with a fork than sit in your cubicle for one more minute? Do you ever feel like Free Willy before he escaped to freedom? You’ve come to the […]

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Throwing in the Towel

By Anita Perkins Many people said it was a brave thing to do, though I didn’t necessarily feel that way. Nanna said ‘congratulations on throwing the towel in.’ As a languages person, this made me wonder whether the saying originated from the actions of a disgruntled medieval kitchen hand of some description, walking out on […]

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First-Day Nerves: Preparing For Your New ‘Do Good’ Job

  So, you’ve found your mission, submitted an excellent CV and nailed the job interview? Congratulations! You’re starting your ‘do good’ dream job. You’re thrilled and nervous. Who wouldn’t be? New jobs offer equal measures of terror and delight (like being attacked by zombies while having dinner with Michelle Rodriguez and Benedict Cumberbatch). That’s why […]

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6 Late Bloomers to Convince You That You’re Not ‘Too Old’

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is ageing.” – Maya Angelou   You’re arrived at a career crossroads. You know the road you’re on like the back of your hand, but it’s also asphalt, […]

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Employers: Five Magnetic Strategies to Attract the Best

Guest blog, by John Capon. There is an art to attracting the right candidates for your roles and it’s not as difficult as you might think. Here are some simple strategies you can use to ensure that you are attracting the right people to your organisation. 1. Know the Profile of Candidate you Want to […]

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Type that personality: how Myers-Briggs can help you work better

What would a Myers-Briggs-informed work-life look like? According to the authors of Do What You are, Myers-Briggs can tell us much more than merely which Harry Potter character we would be. Knowing our personality type can help us find our mission, look for jobs, and even work more productively. Do Good Jobs blogger and INFP […]

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How to be more productive with Kanbanfor1

by Sandy Mamoli from Kanbanfor1 Do you have too much to do? Do you constantly get interrupted? Are you focusing on the urgent rather than the important stuff? Are you juggling so many things that it sometimes feels you don’t get much done? If so, you’re not alone! Multi-tasking slows you down What keeps you […]

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How to create a job from scratch

The right job for you is out there. It’s just a matter of finding it. Scouring the job listings not doing it for you? Find a need in an organisation you like and meet it. Your role doesn’t exist? Create it. Really. That’s what I did. It worked… You’re a big fan of the work […]

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How to make your CV ‘good-looking’

Let’s face it. Being good-looking is important. However, I’m not talking about perfect ‘golden ratio’ cheekbones or flawless skin. I’m talking about how important it is for your CV to be “good-looking”. Why is a good-looking CV important? Recruiters and employers have limited time to read the pile of applications to find the right candidate. […]

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Is low salary stopping you from working at an NGO?

Stories of people who have chucked in their corporate job to work for a charity often feature in magazines these days. Have you thought of doing the same? Those beaming photos of the people who have done it are a great advertisement for the switch. What’s stopping you? You’d be earning less to take a […]

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Interview tip: you can’t fake passion

Long ago I applied for a job involving child care. Beyond quoting Whitney Houston – ‘I believe that children are our future’, I had nothing much to say. My CV showed zero contact or interest with kids – no volunteer work, no sports coaching, no teaching, not even a stint of babysitting. If my referees […]