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5 mistakes to avoid during your job-hunt – and what to do instead

Mhairi Gordon-Preston MSc - Friday, June 10, 2016 - 13:11
Like to land a great job sooner rather than later? Here are 5 no-no’s plus their solutions, to help you get work you’re happy with. By Mhairi Gordon-Preston. Mhairi is one of the Elevator career coaches, and her first career-change was from graphic designer to fish scientist. Mhairi loves to help people who know they are in the wrong job but aren’t sure what to do about it, and has been helping folks with their careers for five years. 1 Purely... Read more

The Future of Work is Human…

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, May 16, 2016 - 17:06
As part of their work experience programme, Jericho Chambers and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) are looking for people aged 17-21 to give their views on the future of work. Between 26th July and 11th August 2016, contributors will be involved in conversations with the people shaping future working models. They will be working together with MPs, business-leaders, academics and recruiters, including: Peter Cheese, CEO,... Read more

Elevator launches a new competition

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 21:36
To kick off the new financial year Elevator have launched a new competition to win a Freelance Survival Kit. It's super simple to enter: all you have to do is join Elevator, sign in and refer someone to the network. As soon as they sign up you'll be entered into the draw to win the Freelance Survival Kit worth over £850 and some runners up prizes! Plus, if the person you refer gets a job with a "bounty", you'll get paid up to £500 too! The... Read more

Earn money by helping your friends get ethical jobs

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 16:14
Elevator is now offering members the chance to earn money by referring friends and colleagues to specific jobs. The idea is simple: See a job that suits someone you know, refer them to the site using the simple form on the right hand side of the job advert and if they get the role, you get paid. So now you can find an ethical job, promote yourself as a freelancer and earn money from connecting your friends whilst you're job hunting! Elevator... Read more

Perfecting your elevator pitch

Megan Warner - Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 13:26
What would you say if you bumped into Alan Sugar in a lift? Would you manage to secure a valuable business connection? Or just mumble an awkward “hello”? OK, so you might not want to work for Alan Sugar but the concept remains the same: networking opportunities are everywhere and you should make the most of them. With an elevator pitch at the ready you will be prepared for chance encounters which could boost, or kick-start, your career. A good... Read more

101 tips to help you find a job you love - free ebook

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, January 18, 2016 - 13:32
Finding a good job is not always easy but there are lots of things you can do to increase your chances of finding a role that's right for you. To help you get going on the right track we've put together a free ebook for all our lovely members, entitled 101 tips to help you find a job you love. The book is a collection of our thoughts, tips we've published on this blog, as well as other recruiters tips and advice. The book covers finding your... Read more

meet Generation Change

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 17:35
Generation Change is the independent voice of the youth social action sector in the UK, but what exactly does that mean and what do they do!? In a nutshell Generation Change is all about ensuring quality social action opportunities exist for young people, whatever age they are. It's a coalition of 18 youth social action providers including organisations like City Year, Student Hubs, Uprising and The Scouts Association, who all work with young... Read more

Ethical Hacking jobs

Uday bahadur - Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 14:22
You have probably heard of ethical hacking but what does an ethical hacker actually do? And how can hacking be ethical anyway!? Ethical Hacking can be one of the most rewarding jobs if you enjoy testing computer systems to their limits and you could earn from £33,000 to £66,000 in your first year. From Hactivists to Elites and Grey hats to White hats, here’s what you need to know about ethical hacking. 1. What is Ethical Hacking? In short,... Read more

Graduates: How to boost your CV

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:52
Want a job? Not sure if you’ve got any of the skills employers are looking for? You do! You just don’t realise it... This excellent new tool from YouthNet is designed to help you turn your everyday life into swanky looking skills you can put on your CV. It's super simple to use and even if you don't want to take all their advice you're bound find a few new ideas which could help improve your CV. Follow the simple steps over at Define me to find... Read more

Development Jobs are Changing the World

Natasha Warby - Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 09:36
Have you ever wondered what you could do to reduce world hunger or end poverty? If so, you might want to consider a development job working for an international development agency or charity, which are often described as ‘Third Sector Jobs’. With a variety of career paths now open to people interested in helping make the world a better place, development jobs are more prevalent than ever, offering exciting opportunities in comparison to standard... Read more

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