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Jobs & Careers magazine | February 24, 2017

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Working in animal care: the purrfect career?

June 13, 2013 |

Do furry kittens and puppy-eyed dogs melt your heart? Working with animals could see you ditching the office to spend your days out in the open, tending to animals of all shapes and sizes. Fancy swapping the desk for a … Read More

The value of volunteering

April 17, 2013 |

Many organisations and charities welcome volunteers of all ages, both in the UK and abroad, and you will probably be surprised at the number and wide variety of voluntary opportunities available, whatever your skills.

Some people don’t like the idea … Read More

Students: how to volunteer

February 11, 2013 |

Food rations, tatty clothes, and a weakness for weekday drinking. You could be forgiven for thinking it’s students that need a helping hand whilst at university – but rather, uni students are well-equipped to volunteer and assist others in less-fortunate … Read More

How can you show off your soft skills?

February 5, 2013 |

Over the past few months there has been much talk on results vs soft skills (the personal qualities that make someone a good employee, such as being able to work in a team or communicate effectively). The proposed introduction of … Read More

Can experience be more valuable than a degree?

October 19, 2012 |

Obviously this very much depends on the jobs that you plan to apply for. For some roles a degree is an essential part of the criteria. Examples of these are graduate traineeships and jobs which require a degree to satisfy … Read More

Volunteering: a step in the right direction

July 31, 2012 |

Volunteering can provide a great route into work, letting you dip your toe into the kind of career you might be interested in, or simply helping you to build up your skills and experience.

Most volunteer placements are unpaid (some … Read More

Want to get a job but have little experience?

July 23, 2012 |

So you’re going for your first job or are looking to change careers but you feel that you don’t quite have all the experience that you believe other candidates will have. What can you do to help yourself to get … Read More

Build a career during your summer holidays

June 12, 2012 |

Summer is a great time to wind down and enjoy the sunshine, but how can you put this year’s holidays to best use in terms of your career? The six-week summer break could provide ample opportunity to improve your CV, … Read More

Get the spring back in your step

April 25, 2012 |

As the days get longer, the nights lighter and the air gets that wonderful hint of sunshine back into it, many of us start thinking about trying out new ventures or dusting off the goals for the new year that … Read More

The Paralympics: an opportunity?

April 18, 2012 |

The biggest Paralympic Games ever are now only a few months away; this month we explore whether these games represent an opportunity for businesses and job-seekers alike.

This year’s games are expecting 4,200 athletes from over 160 countries, taking part … Read More