Gosh, but hasn't it been warm lately? We hope you haven't been stuck in an office all month and have had a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Whether you haven't, and you're itching to get away, or the weather has whetted your appetite for some adventure travel, we're here to help! Today we've got brand new career breaks for you (including internships, our shiny new category), loads of free stuff, photos, videos, our monthly top tip, a competition, and of course, the joke.
FEATURED CAREER BREAK - INTERNSHIPS IN NEW ZEALAND
So you want to change career but have no idea how to get the relevant experience all the job ads seem to demand? An internship could be right up your street.
Career Break Site approved company Travellers Worldwide can arrange bespoke work experience tailored to your needs. Not only that, it is in Auckland, New Zealand! You can intern in a wide range of industries in all sorts of organisations, including well-known and prestigious companies.
The placement covers more than just work though - you'll get help with finding accommodation, 24-hour emergency support, and even optional social activities to help you settle in and make friends.
NEW THING - ALL NEW & UPDATED CAREER BREAKS
We made a thing that shows all the new and updated career breaks on our site. We add career breaks all the time, and the page automatically updates, so it always shows what's fresh and new! Click here to see all new and updated career breaks.
FREE STUFF ROUND-UP
Free personalised sports bottle - it's an on-pack promotion so you have to buy a bottle of Powerade to get this (whether you actually manage to drink it or not is a different matter).
Free city tours - they are from various providers and this useful blog post rounds them all up for you.
Free currency converter app - should help avoid getting ripped off when you've just arrived in a country and haven't got your head around the new money yet!
Free ebook - the snappily-titled 'More Amazing Travel Experiences: 13 more globe-trotting travel stories to inspire you to kick-start your own adventure [eBook]' - I don't think that really needs any more description.
100 free prints from Boots Photo - only valid until 31st July so hurry hurry!
Free Krispy Kreme doughnut - struggling to link this to career breaks, but it's a free doughnut, so who cares?
We don't necessarily endorse the free stuff in our round-up, we just sniff it out for you. We don't get paid to include it either.
CAREER BREAKS STARTING NEXT MONTH
PHOTO CORNER - YOUR MONTHLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION
VIDEO CORNER - 2 AMAZING VIDEOS TODAY
Quite old but still cute - pairs of unlikely animal friends. Awwwww!
Bloke duct tapes paralysed woman to his back. Goes surfing. Awesome doesn't even begin to cover this.
NEW ON THE SITE
We've also got a new category - internships. You're never to old to intern - work experience is really useful if you want to change career. They are a mix of paid and unpaid and include training, plus some programmes are tailored to what you need. Have a look at all our new internship programmes here.
If you like popes, and you like watching England lose at football, you'll like this: a competition to win a £7,000 trip to Argentina. Very nice!
TIP OF THE MONTH
Pack your deodorant, perfume or soap in your shoes. Saves space and means your shoes will smell nicer!
If you have a tip for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org - we will credit you unless you want to stay anonymous.
I've written a book on being unemployed. It ends at p45.
Apart from the fact you signed up to our newsletter, we really don't know much about you. And we'd quite like to! We'd love to hear about your career break plans, but if those are still under wraps, just tell us your favourite biscuit. You can just reply to this email (it goes to a real person who may or may not be awake but will attempt to reply as soon as poss) or you can tweet us. We don't keep your emails but we do keep your secrets. :)
We'll see you next month.
The Career Break Site
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