We talk to a group of new recruits to hear all about the skills, experience, and indeed internships, needed to get a paid job in the not-for-profit sector.
As we discuss the spate of extreme weather in the United States, the author and professor Christian Parenti argues that the Republican-led assault on the public sector will leave states more vulnerable to global warmingâs effects. "Another thing thatâs missing from these discussions is not just the words ‘climate change,’ but the words ‘public sector,’" Parenti says. "I mean, whoâs out there fighting these fires? Itâs the public sector, you know? Where do people go when there are these cooling centers? Itâs the public sector. … This assault on the public sector must be linked to climate change." Weâre also joined by The Guardianâs U.S. environment correspondent Suzanne Goldenberg and by Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground website. [includes rush transcript]
In a blow for public sector labor unions, the Supreme Court ruled that non-members â who are required to pay dues in closed shops â do not have to pay special assessments to finance the union’s political activities. The Justices said the First Amendment requires an opt-in system.
Top of the jobs this week includes a job working for the Italian company Ferrero and a travel guide. More information about any of these jobs can be found at guardianjobs.co.uk
Guest this week is social media expert Matt Rhodes. Matt is a regular speaker at web 2.0 conferences and a prolific author of soical media best practice articles. We talk to him about how best to use social media when looking for a new job.
Q&A review: Web development
Tip of the week: Julian Linley’s tip this week is — trust your instincts.
Pick the poster: This week the poster is mrmills who came to the forums looking for advice about blogging.
Q&As coming up Feb 10: Career change to law or medicine Feb 11: Digital marketing
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