(Updated on 22/01/2016)





  • Greenland's coolest jobs - 17 February 2016
    "Their traditional way of life is under threat – meet the entrepreneurial Greenlanders adapting their day jobs."


  • Site of the Day: Business English Pod
    DESCRIPTION + COMMENTS + VERDICT + Related articles


  • Doctors on the move: Getting healthcare to far-flung places - 24 January 2016
    "Many people can find a doctor close to where they live, but for millions living in rural communities health care is many miles away.
    To tackle this organizations have found innovative ways of getting hospitals on the move, taking them right to the doorsteps of those in need."


  • Beyond fun, when being a gamer turns into a lucrative career - 21 January 2016
    "Like most teenagers in the 1990s, Aleksey Krupnyk spent much of his free time playing computer games..."


  • The servants making $150,000 a year - 20 January 2016
    "Usually associated with a long-gone era, butlers are among Britain’s hottest commodities: half of those trained in the UK work abroad and the best easily earn $150,000 or more."


  • Gloomy Outlook for Global Employment - Text + Audio - 22 January 2016
    "A new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) says global unemployment will worsen over the next two years. Emerging and developing countries will be hurt the most. The ILO says the slow growth of the world economy is not creating enough good jobs."



  • What's it like being a bodyguard ?
    "The close protection industry is flourishing, but is the life of a bodyguard really anything like the movies, asks Yasmeen Khan."


    The Bodyguard (1992) - Movie Trailer - Starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.
    See Wikipedia.




  • PART-TIME JOBS : Should children be expected to work ?
    "The number of youngsters with part-time jobs has halved in the last five years.
    Might the youth of Britain benefit from a revival of child labour?...
    By the time she was 10, Mrs Cole had already taken on several jobs - milking, fruit picking, even taking rats' tails to the local sewage farm for a penny a time."



  • Twitchers flocking to apply for best job in the world
    "Twitchers from all over the world are flocking to apply for what has been described as the "best bird watcher's job in the world" on the remote Scottish island of Fair Isle... around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney Islands...
    The jobs pay between £7000 and £10,000-a-year each – plus all food and lodging...
    The warden and administrator are responsible for the successful day-to-day operation of all observatory functions, including ornithological work,
    accommodation and other visitor services."

    See the word TWITCHER in the Vocabulary section.

    Fair Isle Bird Observatory


  • India woman bouncer a big hit
    "It's Saturday night and a long queue has formed in front of Score, a hip nightclub in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh...
    Ms Kaur's work alternates between being at the door (to check those coming in) and inside (to ensure the women guests behave)..."


    A bouncer
    "Bouncer (doorman), a person who provides security and deals with disorderly people in a public venue."
    = security guard, 'door staff', 'floor staff', and 'door supervisor' (in the UK)


  • The strange decline of the paperboy
    "People in many areas of the country struggle to get a newspaper delivered.
    It's the burning issue in the world of the newsagent - where did all the newspaper boys and girls go?"




    "WILLIAM and Kate have advertised for a “super servant” to help them in their new life as parents...
    An internal advertisement at Buckingham Palace calls for someone:
    “To provide a high standard of housekeeping for TRH [their royal highnesses] The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge."

  • Which is the world's biggest employer?
    "The National Health Service (NHS) in England is at the centre of a big political row about its reform. It's often said to be the third biggest employer in the world, after the Chinese army and Indian Railways. But is that really true?"



  • Exploring A Path To A Profession  "is a simple Wall Street Journal interactive that guides users through a process of investigating possible careers."
    - 82 jobs


  • The Geography of Jobs
    "This animated map provides a striking visual of employment trends over the last business cycle using net change in jobs from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on a rolling 12-month basis."

    Update 1, September 14, 2009: Now with July 2009 data


  • The witch job that pays £50,000
    "A job centre is advertising a "witch" vacancy with tourist site Wookey Hole, in Somerset, for £50,000 a year.
    The witch, who has to live in the site's caves, is expected to teach witchcraft and magic."


    Wookey Hole Caves + The Legend of how the Witch of Wookey was Turned to Stone

  • 'World's best job' in Australia goes to UK man
    "A British man has been appointed the new caretaker of an Australian tropical island, a six-month position described as "the best job in the world".
    Ben Southall, 34, a charity fundraiser from Petersfield, Hampshire, emerged from a field of over 34,000 applicants...
    As well as the salary, the post of caretaker at Hamilton Island comes with a three bedroom beach home, a swimming pool and golf cart.
    The job description requires Mr Southall "to explore the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, swim, snorkel, make friends with the locals and generally enjoy the tropical Queensland climate and lifestyle".
    As a thoroughly modern caretaker, Mr Southall will also be expected to report back to Tourism Queensland and the world via blogs, a photo diary, video updates and interviews. "
    - with videos

  • Details / Bio about BEN - with a video

  • Island Caretaker
    Tourism Queensland Seeks Applicants for "The Best Job in the World"


    How to land dream island job
    "It's being billed as "the best job in the world" - six months working as a "caretaker" on Hamilton Island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
    But with competition for the post sure to be cut-throat, how can you make your application stand out?"

    - with a video
  • UN forecasts boom in 'green jobs'
    "The UN says millions of new jobs will be created worldwide over the next few decades by the development of alternative energy technologies...
    It says "green jobs" depend on a shift of subsidies from oil and natural gas to wind, solar, and geothermal power.
    New jobs could also include the expansion of recycling and making environmentally friendly vehicles.



  • Job analysis with a list of verbs and their definitions