Monday 23 October 2017

Work for free - but in the long run will it really be worthwhile and get you a job?

Singer Katy Perry did not get paid to play at the Superbowl last Sunday – the NFL just covered her expenses for the gig.
Singer Katy Perry did not get paid to play at the Superbowl last Sunday – the NFL just covered her expenses for the gig.

Barbara McCarthy

It's great news all-round on the jobs front this week. With the latest instalment of its 'Action Plan for Jobs,' the Government promises 10,000 jobs in the IFSC over the next five years. Meanwhile, global management consulting firm Accenture announced 250 new positions by the end of the summer.

Unemployment fell to 10.6pc, compared to almost 15pc a few years back, and for the first time in years we're talking about opportunities, not dole queues.

With this positive news in mind, I decided to take a whistle-stop tour of the jobs pages to see was there a recognizable spring in their various steps.

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