All About UsAllAboutCareers is a social careers information website for everyone who wants to find out more about graduate schemes, apprenticeships, internships and other job-related shenanigans.
All About Us
Everybody has to release an autobiography at some point. Everyone seems to be getting in on the act. Barack Obama’s got one, Stephen Fry just released his life story and even Justin Bieber has unleashed his autobiographical masterpiece upon the world! Consequently, we thought it would be rude not to tell you our own heart-breaking and inspiring story of triumph in the face of adversity.
Get ready for a rags-to-riches tale full of gut-wrenching anecdotes. You’ll gasp, you’ll cry, you’ll fall off a bridge because you’re laughing so hard! This is our story. Enjoy!
First things first…
We thought we’d get things kick started by firstly telling you what AllAboutCareers is really all about!
To put it simply, AllAboutCareers is a social careers information website aimed at students aged 16-24. The whole idea for launching this website stemmed from our own frustration with the careers information that we found when we were trying to choose a career for ourselves.
AllAboutCareers is for everyone. This is not an elitist website aimed purely at graduates and university students. Sure, we do have tons of information about graduate careers, degrees, internships and university life, but we also have loads of articles for people that choose not to take the university route.
You can find out about apprenticeships, further education courses and all kinds of jobs which you don’t need a degree for. Anyone and everyone is welcome!
Essentially, it doesn’t matter who you are or what path you choose to take, we want every single student using AllAboutCareers to be inspired, stay informed and get connected.
Why is it different? How does it work?
The overriding principle of AllAboutCareers is that choosing a career shouldn’t be confusing and tedious. Careers information should be informative, authoritative, insightful, thought-provoking and entertaining, but, most of all, the process of obtaining that information should be quick, easy and hassle-free
If you create a career profile, you won’t have to wade through tons and tons of information that isn’t relevant to your particular interests. You can tell us exactly what interests you and your customised Noticeboard will do the rest. It’s a dynamic careers information tool that feeds all the relevant information, articles, blogs, messages, industry news, forum threads, events information and application deadline alerts straight into your very own profile.
Furthermore, you can interact with your friends, share ideas, recommend articles, send them messages and generally help each other out. After all, when it comes to making the big decisions about your career and getting prepared for the world of work, it’s good to have a little help from your friends.
You can also write your own blogs, get involved with our forums and stay organised by using your very own careers diary.
Alternatively, you can browse the other parts of the AllAboutCareers website whenever you want. You can read hundreds and hundreds of articles that are easy to find and designed to keep you informed, make you smile and give you some inspiration.
Well, I guess now you’re wondering how this all came about. Get ready for the life story part! Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…
Once upon a time…
Like all good stories, the AllAboutCareers journey started with a charming childhood relationship. Paul Harris and Jack Denton (Co-Founders) have actually known each other since the tender age of five. They went to primary school, high school and sixth form together, before going their separate ways for university. I’m not going to say that they’re childhood sweethearts, but they’re certainly a great double act, much like Morecambe and Wise, Shearer and Sheringham or Bert and Ernie.
After they both graduated, their quest to become the latest legal hotshots hit an abrupt stop when they discovered the absolute dearth of careers information out there for aspiring lawyers. Cue several months of scribbling, debating and deliberating before the idea of AllAboutCareers was born. AllAboutLaw would be their first project; their protégé, their pioneer. The plan was to create a website that genuinely helped students on their journey from high school to employment. Once they got to a point where tons of students and graduate recruiters were using AllAboutLaw, they decided to take the plunge and expand to all other careers.
The next step…
The Roman Empire was not built by two people in a matter of days. Neither was AllAboutCareers. Enter Jack Collins (Editor) and Oliver Vörös (PHP Developer). These two professional whizz kids were welcomed into the AllAboutCareers clan with open arms; and since September 2010 the team has been working tirelessly to bring you the best possible careers information website.
We understand that all the careers information on this site needs to be authoritative, accurate and informative. Consequently, we have been working alongside a whole host of careers advisors, occupational psychologists and industry professionals to make sure our content is the very best it can be. These guys constitute our expert editorial board and they will continue to guide us as we expand the website and produce more and more articles.
Our content is produced by professional contributors, students and freelance industry experts. This treasure trove of information will continue to grow and grow. If you want to find out how you can get involved, please send an email to:
AllAboutCareers will to continue to evolve. We’re not resting on our laurels! There’s going to be new articles, blogs, forum threads, events info, news items, occupational profiles and employer profiles added every week. They’ll be catapulted into your Noticeboard every day, so sign up and keep coming back for more. It’s going to be relentless!
We’ve also got some pretty major plans for the future. We’re going to keep these ideas to ourselves for the time being, but expect some exciting things to start appearing on AllAboutCareers soon. Entire sections are going to be added, interactive features are going to be introduced and all kinds of cool bits and pieces will be materialising all over the place.
Finally, here are a few quick facts about our office…
- Our crib is a penthouse.
- We sometimes like to turn the lights off, work in the dark and listen to Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’.
- Doughnuts get delivered to the office once a week. Carnage ensues.
- Our roof terrace is a place for sunbathing and important meetings; although not usually at the same time.
- Despite the rumours, we don’t actually have ‘Naked Thursdays’.
If you want to get in touch with us, then please give us a shout. We promise we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We don't just work a nine-to-five, so you can expect a reply most times of the day and night.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to give us a call, then give one of us (Jack Denton, Paul Harris, Jack Collins or Oliver Vörös) a tinkle on 0203 651 4919.
If you feel like writing us a letter or sending us a present, please send it to:
170 Shepherdess Walk, Angel Wharf, London, N1 7JL, United Kingdom
AllAboutCareers Ltd is a commercial venture.
In addition to AllAboutCareers.com we also run AllAboutLaw