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You’ve found your WHY; now find your WHO

The greatest organisation for you is one that shares your values, goals, and work style, and there are things you can do to improve your chances of finding that organisation.

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Top Ten For-Purpose Dream Jobs

Working for a non-profit organization can be a thrilling experience. You’re part of a group of people that are passionate about making the world a better place, and each day is a step closer to that objective. Check out our guide to the top ten contemporary For-Purpose dream jobs and see if one of these jobs match your skills.

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Bring your for-purpose passion to that big interview: 5 tips from Do Good Jobs

If you’re considering of working for a not-for-profit organisation, you’re about to begin on a rewarding and exciting career path. Getting a job, which requires interview preparation, would most likely be the first difficulty. Probably the first challenge will be getting a job, which means preparing for the interview. As with any line of work, there are certain specifics to know when preparing for the job interview.

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The great opportunity for professional realignment

Whether you plan to leave your job in search of something better or stay put and negotiate for better terms, the tips in this blow will help you take advantage of the “Great Resignation” to improve your career – both in terms of how it fits you and how it contributes to the kind of world we’re trying to build back better.

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How to answer the “what is your expected salary” question

There may not be a more sensitive job interview question than “What is your expected salary?” Not only is it difficult for many individuals to talk about money, but giving the wrong answer might immediately eliminate you from consideration or force you to work for less than you deserve.

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Harnessing your superpowers

These are the several approaches you can take to figure out your personality type. You can then use the knowledge obtained from these tests to improve your performance in your job applications.

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Redundancy – from Whoa to Go

Being made redundant can be one of the toughest challenges of your working life. There are ways though to transform a negative experience into a positive one. Redundancy can also be a key turning point in your career.

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Three Ways to Break Free of Your Career Funk

It happens to nearly all of us at some point when we feel stuck in a career rut. Before you look for greener pastures, try to explore how you can improve your current situation by implementing these steps on assessing your career.

Practical CV and Job Hunting Tips

Practical CV and Job-hunting tips

Does writing your CV fill you with dread? Are you asking yourself where do I even start?! It’s been so long and I hate talking about myself. You’re probably not alone… Julia (Do Good Jobs), along with Kirsty McLaren and Nikki Walshaw (McLaren Associates Ltd – providing professional recruitment and HR services) talked about some […]

10 surprising skills you need to work at a not for profit

Working for a not for profit can be immensely rewarding and life-enhancing, but it’s important to be honest about the challenges too. That said, here are 10 surprising skills that’ll help you thrive at a not for profit.  It’s not all solar power and organic roses. In the real world, not for profits often lack important resources […]

5 workplace passion projects to help you get your dream green job

5 workplace passion projects to green your job

It can be hard to get your vegan-leather-shod foot through the FSC-certified-timber door if you don’t have environmental training or experience. From tiny office jungles to staff coffee that doesn’t taste of tears, we’ve got 5 passion projects that will help green your current job  AND help your CV for that future dream green job. […]

10 green dream jobs you've never heard of

10 green dream jobs you’ve never heard of

Feeling uninspired on your job hunt? Don’t be! Your perfect job might be one you’ve never imagined. Check out this list of 10 weird and wonderful green dream jobs – #6 is my all-time favourite. #1 Green Funeral Director  Think Six Feet Under with more hemp and less drama…. Green funerals provide a more natural and […]

5 Year Plan? Pah! Create a 70 Year Plan with Simon Jarvis

We’ve all heard of 5 Year Plans, but how many people actually have one? If you’re looking for inspiration to set long-term goals, we have just the thing. Create a 70 Year Plan with Simon Jarvis and work towards sustainable fulfilment.  5 Year Plan? Pah!  Experience has shown I’m more likely to book a trip […]

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Eight ways to change career

The precursor to considering a change of career is discontent. Sometimes we suffer years of it before we take action. We humans are complex creatures, but getting to the bottom of your ennui is the foundation to creating a better life. Sometimes people make massive changes to create a different work life only to realise […]

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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 […]