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Stand back up: how to recover when you DON'T get your dream job.

Stand back up: how to recover when you DON’T get your dream job

Getting a job you love is one of the BEST feelings imaginable, but what about the unanswered applications, sad-face interviews and straight-out rejections strewn along the way? We feel your pain. Here are five perspective shifts to help you stand back up when you don’t get your dream job. My phone rang. Finally! I’d been waiting […]

Should I stay or should I go? 10 alternatives to quitting.

Should I stay or should I go? 10 alternatives to quitting

Is your work turning you into a jerk? Is 9-to-5-ing stopping you from thriving? Does your current career fill you with fear?  It’s normal to fantasise about ending a job sometimes, but there are options to consider before you hand in your notice.  I consider myself somewhat of an expert in quitting jobs. Over the years […]

How to network like a BOSS (when you're not a social butterfly).

How to network like a BOSS (when you’re not a social butterfly)

Ah, networking… some people make it look so easy! They flit from person to person at events, all charm and wit, making the bubbly sweeter and the conversations richer. But what about the rest of us? How can we network effectively, when we’re less social butterfly and more… uh… antisocial moth? After attending a few […]

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. […]

What Happens When Your New Job is Meh?

You’ve started a new job. You were excited to start but the reality is just, well, meh. What do you do? Say you’re going for a coffee, then make a break for it? Call your girlfriend in tears from a bathroom cubicle? Let’s have a look at your options. Give it a few weeks then […]

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Miserable to the max: 8 ways to make your job-hunt TERRIBLE

Job-hunting can be tough! After a few weeks, the rejection emails start trickling in. Doubt begins to bloom: what if you don’t get a job, ever? This April 1st we’ve decided to drop the optimism and embrace the dark side. Liz has eight handy tips to make your job-hunt truly terrible. We hope you hate […]

Win that interview: 10 steps to creating a combat-ready cover letter

  Cover letters, eh? I’ve written three this week (so far) and it’s starting to feel like going into battle. So, how can we ensure our hard work will actually pay off and our cover letters will blow the enemy’s  future employer’s ships out of the water? It’s time to get combat ready! Here are ten […]

Goal accountability

Get accountable: five ways to fulfil your goals this year

Draft that novel? Puh-leese. Get a 5k raise? Hell yeah. Finish that master’s degree? Amen! It’s a new year and we’ve got big, BIG goals. So how do we turn these goals into reality? Liz takes a closer look at five ways to ensure we get sh*t done… Last night I woke at 3am, with […]

How To Go From Volunteer to Paid Employee

Being a volunteer is a fabulous thing. It allows cash-strapped organisations to extend their reach and do more good work. And it gives volunteers a chance to make a difference in their communities and gain valuable experience and brownie points for their CV’s while they’re at it. But volunteering with the express aim of getting […]

Creative Job Offers That Work for Everyone

Guest post: Tilda Bostwick.  Tilda is a Recruitment Consultant for Execucare 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 we’re […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create an All-Star profile on LinkedIn

You might think of LinkedIn as just an “online resume site” or “the boring social networking site”, but now with over 259 million members in over 200 countries and territories it’s a heavyweight in the online networking scene. LinkedIn has allowed you and your connections to be visible and these have powerful benefits. But how […]