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24 March 2011 5 Comments

How to get a job as a Paparazzi Photographer – Life behind the lens

Sensationalism sells. Fact. Everybody loves a good gossip and nothing gets the nation more excited than the latest stream of incriminating photos catching an unsuspecting celebrity at an inappropriate moment. Press photographers, or ‘paparazzi’ as they are more commonly known, are masters at pursuing celebrities around the world in order to catch that exclusive photo [...]

22 March 2011 0 Comments

Navigate the choppy waters – how to find work as a deckhand on an Alaskan fishing boat

Working on a fishing boat in Alaska is surely not for everyone. You need to be a hardy soul to endure the extreme weather conditions, rough seas, long hours and cramped living quarters, but those who can stomach the lifestyle are rewarded with great pay and free lodgings. And despite the fishing industry have its [...]

14 March 2011 1 Comment

Design the world around you, life as a landscape architect

Landscape architecture is a unique mix of science, art, design and environmental studies. Landscape architects use the environment to create sustainable, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces that are liveable and accessible. Few careers offer the chance to make such a positive impact on the world around as you may end up redesigning anything from a [...]

4 March 2011 0 Comments

Ethical Hacking – could you be the next cyber crime fighter?

Don’t learn to hack, hack to learn – that’s the general motto of any ‘white hat’ or ethical hacker as they are otherwise known. Nearly all private information is now held on computers around the world so its vital secure systems are in place to prevent criminals from accessing it. An ethical hacker is a [...]

1 March 2011 0 Comments

Could you be the next ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’?

You’ve probably seen Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman in action on TV as America’s most famous Bounty Hunter.  It’s an addictive show that will keep you on the edge of your seat as watch the unsuspecting fugitive get tracked down and cornered for an arrest. The outcome’s never certain as although most fugitives come peacefully, there is [...]

27 February 2011 4 Comments

Turn over a new leaf in the tea tasting industry

Tea tasting? Surely that’s a job anyone could do? If all you need is experience of drinking tea then my Gran with her 10 cups-a-day habit should be at the top of any employer’s list. Well it turns out there is a little more to it than that. The role of a tea taster is [...]

27 February 2011 0 Comments

Filming the animal kingdom, life as a wildlife cameraman.

Few jobs offer the immense personal freedom and outrageous opportunities to travel than that of being a wildlife cameraman. By combining a passion for the outdoors with a love of nature and its countless species of plants, animals and sea-life, wildlife cameramen and women spend their life flying to remote, and not so remote, locations [...]

23 February 2011 1 Comment

In the line of fire – could you be a bodyguard?

When you see bodyguards in the movies or on TV, it often looks like quite a glamorous job escorting celebrities to and from the latest showbiz event. However it’s also a job that comes with a great amount of responsibility as ultimately you have to be prepared to sacrifice yourself to ensure the safety of [...]

21 February 2011 2 Comments

Be a tour guide….but with a spooky difference.

Wait, before you go any further – and certainly before you start imagining boring lectures being given by countless generations of less than dynamic tour guides – you need to know this: we’re not talking about the ordinary run-of-the-mill tour guides here, oh no. Because this interesting career will take you miles away from the [...]

21 February 2011 0 Comments

A dying trade or a niche opportunity? Become a Master Thatcher.

At the forefront of conserving buildings of  heritage for generations to come, thatching is an extremely important job that is carried out by small dedicated number of craftsmen around the country. Being up on a roof for eight to ten hours a day, completely at the mercy of the elements may not be everyone’s idea [...]