Wannabe Creatives - Have You Considered the 'Passion' vs 'Security' Trade-off?

Posted by Jalal on 22 April 2015

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!).

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Topics: charity, Working abroad, career choice, creative industries

Rock Physics and Scilly Birds: Exotic vacancies this week

Posted by careers consultant on 16 March 2015

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:

Thousands more jobs can be found on JobOnline.

Firecrest photo by Flickr user davethebird used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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Topics: teaching, STEM, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, charity, Working abroad, Postgraduate study, creative industries

Skills for Global Work –Skills for Global Life?

Posted by careers consultant on 11 August 2014

Thanks to my colleague Helen West for sharing this interesting post....

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, employability skills, Working abroad

Expand your horizons this summer

Posted by IsabelFrazer on 4 June 2014

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?

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Topics: Working abroad, creative industries

The Best International Careers Resource: GoinGlobal

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 17 January 2014

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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Topics: networking, job hunting, employability skills, CVs and applications, Working abroad, law, career choice, International Students, Interviews

International Organisations Careers Fair

Posted by careers consultant on 13 November 2013

We've been notified of an interesting event - there doesn't seem to be a website so I'm posting the information here.

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Topics: Peace, Politics and Policy, Working abroad, international development

International Cultural Youth Exchange

Posted by Jeff Riley on 24 October 2013
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Topics: Working abroad, international development

Using TEFL for Travel

Posted by TBibic on 30 September 2013

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.

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Topics: teaching, Working abroad

Volunteering in Peru

Posted by Jeff Riley on 11 September 2013

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

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

International Development in Peru – with the Otra Cosa Network

Posted by Jeff Riley on 8 August 2013

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 Networkhttp://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.

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Topics: Working abroad, international development

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