How do you find a job you’ll love that will love you back?

laura sly - Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:55
This article explores the route to feeling passionate about what you do. Most of us can feel passionate about a particular “cause”; but to enjoy working towards that cause, we need to use our strengths or we risk boredom or burn out, however aligned we are to the bigger goal. For a job to be good for you, it needs to draw on your natural strengths, not just your competence (skills and knowledge). A brief explanation of the difference between... Read more

Why Green Jobs Matter

Natasha Warby - Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 16:54
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What exactly is a ‘green job’? The US Bureau of Labour Statistics identified green jobs as establishments that produce green goods and services and […] establishments that use environmentally friendly production processes and practices. Essentially, green jobs are all about sustainability, which is an issue that is becoming more and more prevalent nowadays. In the last few days, Business reported that the UN has agreed on post-2015... Read more

Top 10 Tips for Staying Zen at Work

Natasha Warby - Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 13:29
So you finally found a “real” job, and now you have all these things to juggle. Somehow, you’re expected to balance a thriving social life with a go-getting, high-achieving career which, before you know it, gets you stressed. Stress is one of the biggest issues in the workplace and can often sneak up on you, making you feel flustered and tired, and not enjoying the work you do. Stress accounted for 39% of all work-related illness in Great... Read more

Charity jobs in the UK

Natasha Warby - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 15:55
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The role of charities is now more important than ever. Whilst corporate greed drives the commercial world forward, a small but significant 2.8% of the UK workforce have dedicated their careers to charity jobs. Often know as “the third sector”, or “non-profit sector” charity jobs and people working in charities are a significant part of the government’s Big Society agenda, making now the perfect time to enter the sector. Charity jobs are also... Read more

Managing your online reputation

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, July 6, 2015 - 12:51
The following is a guest post from Dan Monsieurle at ThinkWall. Sometimes when I’m alone I Google myself A lot of CVs cross my desk. Typically I look for relevant experience, then for skills, and lastly at the candidate’s education. The next step is always a Google search to see what else can I find out that will filter my list of favourites. Here’s what I look for: The Good - Professional voice Blog posts, LinkedIn and Twitter updates - these... Read more

Open Society Foundations, Public Health Program Grant Competition

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, July 3, 2015 - 12:46
Creative Activism to expose the failures of the current drug development model The Open Society Public Health Program is calling for letters of intent from creative campaigners in Europe—in particular Spain, Greece, and the United Kingdom—who will devise and carry out engaging public actions that challenge dominant public narratives that justify high drug prices and support the profit-maximizing model of pharmaceutical research and development (... Read more

Pitching a new idea: Alastair Wilson

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:58
In this video Alastair Wilson explains how he pitched to a room of potential investors and how the next lady pitched after him - and why she won! Valuable lessons for any budding social entrepreneur, or in fact any one who wants to get ahead in their current role or business. To learn more about this topic read our article on perfecting your elevator pitch. The idea that we have to ask for permission to do something is not only an old-fashioned... Read more

Meet the bright young things earning to give

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, June 26, 2015 - 13:48
I have strong beliefs about business and the part it should play in society and I’m always thinking about what could I do that will personally make a difference. Business needs to have a social purpose Those are the words of Ms Romanovitch, in an interesting article in the Telegraph entitled "The new high fliers giving it all away", which looks at the growing trend of working to give and social motivations for business.

Pharrell Williams Calls For Green Jobs To Make The World A Happier Place

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:27
Pharrell Williams of “Happy” fame has called on world leaders to tackle climate change and make more green jobs. Climate change is one of the most defining issues of our time — one that threatens our very existence on Earth You haven’t seen the last of Pharrell’s messaging for climate action, especially since he’s teamed up with Al Gore for a new series of Live Earth concerts. In January, Williams announced he was teaming up with Al Gore to... Read more

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