What job?

How can I choose the right company?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:34 -- nick

There's a vast range of potential employers out there, from small start-ups to the biggest multinationals. Which type best suits you is for you to decide, based on your personality, your likes and dislikes and, of course, your experience. If you're unsure, take the time to do as much research as you can.

What should I choose as my first job?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:29 -- nick

The job market is a wide world of opportunities and challenges, ready and waiting for you to make your mark. The first thing is work out what you would like to do, based on your interests and skills. Make positive decisions, and don't take the first job that comes your way if it doesn't suit you.

Is the public sector a good place to work?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:06 -- nick

There is such a variety of careers in the public services that you really could do anything. Salaries above the national average, excellent benefits packages and the ‘feel good' factor associated with giving something back to society combine to make the public sector an increasingly attractive employer.

Although the sector is reducing more than 5.5 million people still work on it. Find out how to join them here.

What does it take to be a contract worker?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:57 -- nick

Moving from one short term contract to another can be an ideal way of preventing career boredom whilst earning good money.

By working as a contractor, you can experience a wider range of opportunities and acquire a broader range of transferable skills to use to your advantage.

You'll have a degree of real control over when and where you work, sometimes taking those opportunities which not only earn you money but also improve your skills, experience - and even enjoyment.

How can I develop a socially responsible career?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:54 -- nick

It's a well documented sociological trend that today's work seekers, especially new graduates, have a strong social conscience and are unwilling to make career choices at any cost.

In line with this trend are many investment groups which only invest ethically, and organisations which are specifically guided by charitable and environmental policies and aims. There are then an ever growing number of organisations who, whilst not having social responsibility as their main product or service, include it as a pivotal part of their company ethos.

Should I work part-time, temporary or permanent?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:36 -- nick

In today's society there is an increasing trend of people opting out of the traditional full-time working schedule and choosing flexible working patterns instead. Most employers are open to the idea of flexible working even if they don't currently offer it as an option to employees.

So what are the options available, what do they mean and how do you know which one is right for you?

Is it a good move to become a freelancer?

Wed, 01/02/2012 - 16:01 -- nick

Working to your own timetable, being your own boss, experiencing different industries, having a short term impact on high value projects, and the potential to earn big bucks.

The world of freelancing brings with it many benefits, but there are just as many downsides that also need to be considered if you're looking to move towards this type of career.



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