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Meet the bright young things earning to give

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

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.


Working for ethical companies is good for your health

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 for the soul.


Win a FREE career coaching session!

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.


Five examples of covering emails which landed jobs

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!


Why your job application went straight into the bin

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, where I’ve been responsible for hiring.


Great alternatives to unpaid internships for graduates

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, find out how to get there, receive training and support and hopefully have a little fun in the process!


Smashing the work-life balance myth

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!


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

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.


Supercharge your productivity with a blast of satisfaction

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 your own flavour of well-deserved satisfaction is the holy grail of productivity.