Careers in the creative sectors carry their own set of challenges. As many a struggling creative will tell you, there can be a trade-off between pursuing what you are passionate about, and securing a reliable income stream that will grow incrementally. This post is a brief case study of somebody who definitely prioritized ‘passion’ over ‘security’, and how they have made it work for them (so far!).
We've a bit of an exotic, international flavour to our jobs this week. Whether you're interested in changing the world, studying the world or just working in a beautiful part of the world there's something for you amongst our 3,027 vacancies on JobOnline.
Here are our picks for this week:
- Personal Assistant to the Charge D'Affaires, Embassy of the Republic of Haiti,
- Production Specialist – Blueberry, Driscoll's,
- Project Assistant, Isles of Scilly, RSPB,
- Internship: Creative Producer, Disney Channels, Disney,
- Graduate Internship - Learning and Participation (Music), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,
- Design Engineer - Postgraduate Placement, RNLI,
- Postdoctoral Researcher in Rock Physics, National Oceanography Centre,
- Graduate /Trainee Lecturer Scheme, Newham College,
- Operations Graduate Programme, Warburtons Ltd,
- Education Co-ordinator, River & Rowing Museum,
- Digital Internship – Vogue, Condé Nast,
- Researcher on Children's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch,
Thousands more jobs can be found on JobOnline.
Thanks to my colleague Helen West for sharing this interesting post....
Summer is here (well according to the clocks, even if the weather has yet to change!). Before you start planning that all important escape to warmer climes have you stopped to think about extending that two week sunny break into a 3 month working holiday?
Here at International Futures we’re all very excited about our online international careers research tool – GoinGlobal. It’s a premium website which allows you to search for literally millions of jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities, across the globe. Whatever your career goals, and wherever you plan to work, GoinGlobal allows you to find the opportunities that are right for you.
As well as the powerful job search function, GoinGlobal also offers a superb employer directory detailing over 400,000 companies worldwide (yes, 400,000). This is an invaluable source of market intelligence, giving you the lowdown on the top employers in any given sector, across the globe. Want to work for an accountancy firm in Papua New Guinea? Find them on GoinGlobal – along with contact details, number of employees and annual sales. This allows you to determine who is likely to be recruiting, and how to contact them.
Last – but by no means least – the site features dozens of extremely detailed country profiles. These give you the lowdown on individual country’s’ major job sites, graduate recruitment fairs, professional organisations and masses of other useful info. You’ll also find interview etiquette tips for a particular country, visa and tax information, networking groups, CV & cover letter guidelines, advice on relocating, cultural information, and much, much more.
I know I’m gushing about this site, but it really is a bit special; and so easy to use. Here’s the catch – it’s a premium, subscription service. This means’ you can’t just access it freely. Your college may already subscribe (most of the University of London colleges do), so you’ll need to contact your careers service to find out how to get a personal account. Once signed up, you can use it from any computer, anywhere you are, where you’ll find a whole world of careers at your finger tips. Enjoy!
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A TEFL Travel Experience for Students and Graduates
TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) is a great way to see the world and earn money at the same time, so it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular option for students and graduates.
We recently introduced you to Otra Cosa, a UK NGO that is active in Peru. A returning volunteer Tal Gurevich has written about her experiences which underline how both volunteers and communities in the developing world can gain from such programmes. Here is Tal's blog post
The UK is much less prominent in south America than in other key parts of the developing world such as Africa and India. I was pleased then to be able to make contact with the Otra Cosa Network – http://www.otracosa.org/ a UK registered charity that brings together a number of community based organisations in the north of Peru. I spoke to Juany Murphy, the programme’s international officer, about their work and the opportunities – both volunteering and internships - they offer for people wanting to get some international development experience.