Summer's only just started and already the sun seems to have disappeared. What are you up to then? Are you going away anywhere nice? You can reply to this email if you want to share your travel or career break plans - it goes to a real person who does read all our emails (unless they're silly or rude). And we do try to help you out when we can!
Today we've got mostly free stuff, which is nice. Plus our usual round-up of useful and diverting stuff to keep you amused, inspired and informed, at least for the next ten minutes. So dig in!
FREE STUFF ROUND-UP
Get a free report on what you're worth from PayScale.com. You fill in info about yourself and your job and stuff, and it tells you how many people are earning more or less than you. Cool.
Free ebook on converting your internship to a full-time job (link goes straight to the pdf). Useful for those in short term positions too. American.
Free snack box from Graze to get you through the working day.
Free language phrasebook in 5 languages - it's an ebook and you have to sign up to a newsletter to get it (also free).
Free beer for a friend - it's Coors, so probably not worth it, even if it is beer.
Free impulse spending app - to stop you frittering your money away. Perfect if you're trying to save for a career break!
**NEW(ISH) FEATURE** CAREER BREAKS STARTING SOON
PHOTO CORNER - YOUR MONTHLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION
Here are entries to National Geographic's travel photo competition- there are over 10,000 so you might want to choose a category or look at the editors' favourites.
A one-year road trip around Australia in 5 minutes (by a French backpacker)
TIP OF THE MONTH
Baby wipes. They clean a skeevy hostel room, you, your clothes, and, of course, babies.
If you have a tip for us, email firstname.lastname@example.org - we will credit you unless you want to stay anonymous.
NEW SECTION - FUN THING
If you're bored at work and your boss isn't lurking, play this fun little game.
Some campers were arrested for loitering within tent.
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Have a super summer holiday if you're going away, and if not, let's hope the weather gets a bit better!
The Career Break Site