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The Future of Work is Human…

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.


Earn money by helping your friends get ethical jobs

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!


meet Generation Change

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.


Graduates: How to boost your CV

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.


Elevator updates - stay logged in and get recommended

After some great feedback from our recent survey we've made some updates to the site:

Now you can stay logged in

Due to popular demand we have implemented persistent login on Elevator - so now you shouldn't get booted out between sessions.

Next time you click on a link from an Elevator email or Job Alert you will be asked to login, but if you click the "remember me" tick box the site will remember you next time so you won't have to log in again.


Managing your online reputation

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:


Open Society Foundations, Public Health Program Grant Competition

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 (R&D).


Pitching a new idea: Alastair Wilson

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.