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What is a good job?


What is "A GOOD JOB"?

That's the question being asked by Elevator - The Good Job Network this January.

Describing themselves as "an exclusive marketplace for people to list, discover and apply for good jobs" they only promote jobs with social enterprises, charities and purpose driven companies.

There's no doubt that if more people worked for ethical organisations, with ethical objectives then the world would be a better place, right? Well, maybe, that's the theory at least, but really it all comes down to what we mean by and what we define as "good".

It's a sad truth that "there are twice as many “actively disengaged” workers in the world as there are “engaged” workers who love their jobs."[1] For Elevator that's a fact that needs changing. They are on a mission to help students, graduates, freelancers and full-time workers switch careers and find meaningful, inspirational and generally "good jobs" which help make the world a better place.

Elevator recognise a "good job" is quite a subjective concept and that's where you come in. They want to know what you think "A good job is..."? Check out the site, and if you're wondering how work could possibly be inspiring check out this blog post about the power of true commitment. If you come up with a good definition for what "a good job is..." you might even win a prize :)

Symbolic formulae

Icons and symbols have a unique ability to transcend language and communicate big ideas without words. In this series we present some of our favourite expressions designed to inspire a more positive 2014.

If you've got a positive symbolic formula of your own we'd love to see it, please send it in (or tweet them at us) and we'll publish the best ideas here as part of this series (and credit you of course!).

Love is the key

Peace is the way

Infinite money does not equal infinite happiness

Less is more

Thanks to @ghill, watch his TED talk on how Less stuff brings more happiness.

From Zero to Hero

A lovely story that seems to have inspired thousands...


We need more ideas like this, which let users fix things and remove design obsolescence from the outset...

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