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Working for ethical companies is good for your health

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 15:45
Working for ethical companies, as an employee or a freelancer, has numerous intangible benefits. There's a huge feel-good factor which comes from working on projects which you know make a positive difference to the world, and this should not be underestimated. Whether you're working on a permaculture project growing organic food or publishing news on social media about an ethical project, working on something you believe in is inherently good... Read more

Win a FREE career coaching session!

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 14:12
To celebrate the launch of our new career coaching service Elevator is offering one lucky member of The Good Job Network the chance to win a personal career coaching session for FREE. No matter what stage you're at in your job search, a one-to-one coaching session can really help elevate your career. Our experienced career coaches work with students, graduates and working professionals, and having worked with some of the UK's leading ethical... Read more

Five examples of covering emails which landed jobs

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, May 11, 2015 - 11:39
Writing a brilliant covering email, or letter, to accompany your CV is probably the most important part of the job application process. If it's too long, or too short, or doesn't contain relevant and specific detail your application could well end up in the bin! Here, Mikael Cho, founder of Crew, shares five covering emails which actually landed people jobs with his company. Take note and make sure your application gets you a foot in the door!... Read more

Why your job application went straight into the bin

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:53
If your applying for jobs you only have one shot to make a good impression with your prospective employer, so it pays to do everything you can to make sure your application gets read! Mikael Cho, founder of Crew explains why he would throw your application in the bin and shares his top 15 tips about things to avoid when applying for a job. I’m frustrated. I’ve worked in the online industry for seven years and as a founder for the last three,... Read more

Great alternatives to unpaid internships for graduates

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, April 20, 2015 - 14:45
Ever wondered what you might do after college or university? Ever been to a careers fair and been totally disillusioned by the crap-sounding options in mind-numbingly-boring businesses? Ever been to see a careers adviser and been shocked by the lack of practical, relevant and appropriate advice you get? We know how you feel but you shouldn't despair, there are plenty of alternative options to help you discover what you want to do with your life... Read more

Smashing the work-life balance myth

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 13:17
When it comes to crap catch-phrases "achieving work life balance" must be near the top of the list. The basic idea the phrase tries to covey is that wise people "maintain a balance between work and life". But not only is the entire concept a badly mangled myth, it often contributes to the stress its meant to help avoid! For starters, work is part of life, not separate from it, so the idea that we can 'balance' the two is a complete misnomer. And... Read more

Learn how to run successful campaigns for a greener, fairer and more equal world

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:11
So many people want to change things, but they don't know how to do it. They've got the passion and drive, they can imagine things being different, but don't have the skills or confidence to know where to start. That's where Campaign Bootcamp comes in. We provide training and support to people at the early stages of becoming campaigners so that they can turn their dreams for a better world into a reality. Applications are currently open - but... Read more

Supercharge your productivity with a blast of satisfaction

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, March 20, 2015 - 15:09
Getting stuff done is key to job hunting and working alike, so how can you avoid the painful procrastination loop and ensure you're successful everyday? People often talk of "motivation techniques" as key to getting stuff done, but mustering up motivation can be hard sometimes, especially if you're not especially keen on the task at hand. The key element of getting stuff done is discipline. It sounds simple, but kicking off your day by creating... Read more

Find your passion to find your dream job

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 13:53
In his free eBook "Zen to Done", Leo Babauta explains what he calls "the ultimate productivity system." It's a good read, full of lots of practical advice but the chapter which caught our eye was the one on "Finding your passion". At Elevator we are constantly encouraging people to follow their passion but what use is that if you don't know what your passion is!? Here's what Leo has to say about finding your passion and working on something you... Read more

How to maximise your chances of succeeding at interview - The inside job

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 15:21
Landing an interview is hard work and when the moment comes you need to be fully prepared. Interview competition is always tough and you need to have every trick in the book stuffed up your sleeve to maximise your chances of success. So, how can you avoid being beaten to a new role, especially if you're up against a mate of the boss in the age old "jobs for the boys" routine? In truth it's never easy but if you've got an interview you've got... Read more

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