Special edition today! So put down whatever you were pretending to work on, grab yourself a cup of tea, and sit back and enjoy.
STOP PRESS: WE'VE RELAUNCHED THE SITE!!!
It's involved a lot of blood, sweat, and custard creams, but we've launched the shiny new site you've been waiting for. Look! http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com/
We've made it easier to find career break projects, courses and trips. Click a link below to find a list of:
We've got a brand new section with lots of activity guides - these give you more detailed information about career break opportunities like ski and snowboard instructor courses, studying a language, volunteering abroad and tons more. Each guide has a list of vetted and approved career break organisations who you can book through.
We've also launched our destination guides with information specifically for career breakers on every region in the world. These are useful if you want to go somewhere but aren't sure what you can do there - because they give you all the options! Again, each destination guide has a list of approved career break organisations that work in those regions.
Finally, we've got a new career break guides section which covers all those bits and pieces like career break ideas, redundancy, travel health and safety, sabbaticals and career breaks and the law (along with many more useful guides).
STUFF THAT WAS ALREADY THERE BUT IS BETTER NOW
The things you lot use the most - the career break search and the information-ordering service have been made loads easier to use - so it's quicker for you to find the career break that suits your needs.
We also made a single page for staying in touch with us - obviously you don't need to sign up to the newsletter as you've already done that, but it's got our Facebook and Twitter on there too. So you can choose how much of us you want to see on a daily basis. :)
The new site will work on whatever touchpad, mobile or computer you're using. It's not one of those annoying things that automatically redirects you to the crappy mobile site, or pops up with one of those 'Do you want to download our app?' messages - it's the same site. It just squashes itself to fit to your screen. Clever eh?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Let us know what you think! Unless you think it sucks (seriously though, do tell us if you spot a mistake or something). We made a more coherent contact page for the new site so you can get in touch with the right person quicker. If you can't be fussed reading it though, you can always use firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIGHT, THAT'S IT FOR NOW
Normal service will be resumed next month so if you want to be interviewed for the blog, submit a guest article, have your question featured in Question of the Month (always anonymous) or just want to draw our attention to something cool, drop us a line!
Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy the new site.
The Career Break Site