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Why take a Working Holiday?

If you’ve been fortunate enough to travel at all, be it on a family camping holiday or a more exotic location abroad, chances are it features heavily in the highlight reel of your life. So what is it about travel that makes it such a universally significant experience? Travel offers a welcome break from the [...]

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Scotland – A path less travelled

While many an antipodean working holiday maker follows the well-trodden path to London and its surrounds, relatively few make the journey north across the border to Scotland. But if you’re considering heading to the UK for a working holiday, or if you’re based there already, Scotland has more to offer than just kilts and thistles. [...]

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Larger than Life – a New Zealand Working Holiday

What comes to mind when you think of New Zealand? Bungee jumping, jet boating and other adventure sports, lush green pastures dotted with sheep, or spectacular snow-capped mountains straight out of The Lord of the Rings? Tourist brochure cliché or not, they are all common experiences for visitors to New Zealand. Despite its relatively small [...]

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The Art of Writing an Application Letter

In an era of increasingly casual communication, largely driven by the rise of social media, SMS and emails, you might think there is little place for a formal application letter when applying for a job these days. But that couldn’t be further from the truth – a well-written cover letter can be a powerful way [...]

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