Being an unfunded full-time PhD student means having to find ways to earn money without long time-commitments. Luckily, King’s offers many temping opportunities that are far more interesting than the usual data entry or envelope stuffing. Last week, I got to be an event assistant at the Contested Spaces conference organised by King’s Policy Institute and eBay. From greeting VIPs in the morning to being a roving microphone, I basically got paid to meet and learn from some of the leading experts in politics and digital media. The conference, focusing on social media, ‘big data’ and politics, had two sides/ Firstly, how...
BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of Chinese Internet users are rallying around a Beijing blogger who’s been detained by police after posting a joke on Twitter about the pivotal Communist Party congress. Zhai Xiaojun’s Nov. 5 tweet suggested the next movie in the “Final Destination” horror franchise would be about the Great Hall of the People...
You say “potato,” Twitter user @tsukann2435 and his mates from high school say “60 packs of large french fries, please.” Since October 19, McDonalds restaurants across Japan have been selling their fries – small, medium and large – for 150 yen ($US 1.86). That’s almost half the usual price of 290 yen for a large...
Nobody said finding a job in hospitality was easy! In fact, these days, even for graduates, it’s difficult to land a decent career opportunity in the hotel industry. If you’re flicking through the newspapers, responding to countless adverts, but getting precious little back, it’s time for a fresh approach.
You may already spend considerable time using social media networks – like microblogging site Twitter – for entertainment, connecting with friends or following celebrities, sports personalities, and other people you admire. But did you know that you can put all those hours to...
The CV is no longer a few printed pages that represent your entire professional career. In the hospitality industry especially, you have to have a professional profile across multiple online channels in order to get noticed. Word of mouth is not just offline these days… A professional online profile is an exercise in personal branding – it’s important to stay on top of your reputation and be aware of how the rest of the world is seeing you. Know what is being said about you, network online, and set up alerts so that you’re notified whenever your name is mentioned...
More controversy for Japan party over sex comments
Sat, May 18, 2013 6:27PM UTC
Burma leader frees prisoners ahead of US visit
Sat, May 18, 2013 6:18PM UTC
Cyclone Mahasen fizzles as it hits Bangladesh
Thu, May 16, 2013 8:02PM UTC
Australian politician knocked down by kangaroo
Thu, May 16, 2013 7:54PM UTC
2 Malaysians get 24 years for Cambodian maid death
Thu, May 16, 2013 7:29PM UTC
Japan mayor in sex slave furor admits he ‘lacked sensitivity’
Thu, May 16, 2013 4:40PM UTC
Indonesia extends forest-clearing ban for 2 years
Thu, May 16, 2013 3:19PM UTC