Don't waste time applying for lots of jobs, focus on quality not quantity

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 17:08
If you're on a mission to find a new job this post contains good news that could save you wasting hours, or even days, during your search. It's simple advice, which comes from years of experience, to help you maximise your effectiveness and land the perfect role. Think about what happens when you fire off your CV and covering letter. You get a little burst of satisfaction for achieving the task and racking up another "application submitted".... Read more

Video - Your spending can create change

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 11:29
A great little introduction to Social Enterprise, which makes you remember how important it is to think about where you spend your money.

A good job is all about helping people and the planet

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 15:13
A Good Job Logo
The definitions we're submitted, the votes were cast and the results have been counted. Here's what the members of the Good Job Network had to say about what "A good job is…" in our January 2015 launch competition. The winners have all been notified and many have received their prizes already :) Over 190 people provided unique definitions explaining what they think "A good job is…" and over 330 votes were cast on those definitions. The... Read more

Competition update

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 18:59
The launch competition has now closed, thanks to everyone who took part. We have emailed all the winners and we hope you enjoy your prizes! Do let us know what you think of your free gifts when they arrive and what you do with them, we love hearing your feedback. We'd also like to say a big thank you to all our partners, without whom the competition would not have been possible: My Green Pod: The online Hub promoting a greener future.... Read more

A good job is... shaping up

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:28
The "Good job is..." launch competition has only been running for a couple of weeks and already we have had hundreds of entries. People have been searching and finding the definitions from our partners and providing their own definitions for what "A good job is..." The answers are starting to take on some common themes which we've summarised in the image below. The Good Job competition runs until the 31st of January 2015 so it's not too late to... Read more

The key to happiness at work

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 18:58
Are you happy with your job? Are you happy with what your job involves? Considering most of us spend as much time at work as asleep, or out having fun, these seem like important questions! The sad truth is that "there are twice as many 'actively disengaged' workers in the world as there are 'engaged' workers who love their jobs."[1] For Elevator that's a fact that needs changing. Our mission is to help students, graduates, freelancers and full-... Read more

What is "A good Job"?

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, December 22, 2014 - 16:56
At Elevator we believe that if more people had good jobs, focused on making the world a better place, then the world would actually be a better place to live! But what exactly is "A good job"? We only promote jobs with social enterprises, charities and purpose driven companies that make a positive impact in the world because, the truth is, there are some serious problems in the world today that demand our collective attention. As the Lorax said... Read more

Competition time - Will you win in 2015?

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Monday, December 15, 2014 - 17:54
Whilst everyone else in the world is busying away with Christmas, the Elevator elves have been focussing on the new year, which promises to be an exciting time. Not only are we all fired up to deal with the rush as everyone thinks about new year's resolutions but we're also planning a super-exciting online competition with the chance for you to win some amazing FREE prizes from some of the UK's leading ethical brands! At Elevator we love the new... Read more

Everyone is a freelancer

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Friday, September 26, 2014 - 15:19
If you're looking for a job, you're a freelancer. You may not know it yet and you may not want to be a freelancer, but by default you are and it's a good thing. Why? Because whilst you're looking for a job you have the perfect opportunity to gain valuable experience, boost your CV, and earn some extra cash by doing temporary, freelance work. If you've just graduated, you're between roles, or you're studying or working part time, there is... Read more

Forget the career ladder and the job for life. Work to learn, experiment and elevate yourself

Oliver Sylvester-Bradley - Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 14:48
Picking a career is scary! You might get it wrong... I remember being asked all through my child hood "what do you want to be when you grow up?" It seemed like a fun question to start with, but by the time I got to sixteen I was worried. I didn't know the answer. Careers fairs and advisors never helped, they just made the decision sound even more final, as if I only had one chance to pick the perfect career and if I messed up my qualifications,... Read more