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We spent many hours as kids creating (and tearing down) our dream Lego houses.

And even now, if we see our 5-year-old cousin's Lego box, there's something in us that wants to spill them all out on the floor and play with them (just us?).

However, you'd never think of getting a job as a Lego builder… until now.

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Yep, the highly sought-after job as a Lego model designer is actually available and it's based in actual Lego Land.

Dreams do come true, huh?

As advertised on LinkedIn, the role involves designing and building world-class models. Animated models are even in the mix too (and our minds are blown).

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If you're interested, experience with model design/product design is handy, as well as experience in IT.

You can apply for the job here, and applications close on April 10.


Whether you are living paycheck to pay cheque, or you just like a little bit extra in your life, having a side project to make a birra money from is a great thing to do.

Great, but it can be difficult.

You won't be able to just pick up a hobby and instantly make cash from it. You'll will need to work out time management, demands, connections, and have a whole lotta ambition.

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That said, it's not unattainable. If you feel like a little bit of side hustle could help you make rent each month, or buy you a few Topshop goodies, here are tips on how to make money out of a hobby:

1. DIY

Right, so you've just finished your degree and can't seem to find a job that fits in perfectly with what you want to do in your life.

This can be a tricky time because you have options, but you just don't know what one to choose. 

Samantha Matt told The Financial Diet that this is how she began making her side hobby into work, which now brings in 50 per cent of her total income.

She wanted to be a TV writer, but couldn't find a job in that field. So, she found a position that was related to her degree, and then blogged on the side.

Blogs can be a bit saturated right now, but if you have an idea that is totally outside of the box, go with it and see if you can monetise it in the future.

However, if tech is not your thing and your hobby is more on the creative side, there are still endless possibilities. 

For example, Kelly Ging of Kelly Lou Cakes began baking cakes at home and sold them out of her parent's hardware store in Co. Laois. She grew her business into selling a few on the side, to 100 a week and now hundreds upon hundreds every month.

So, plan how your hobby can make you some extra cash, see if there is a demand for it, work on it in your spare time, and then reap in the rewards.

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2. Time management

This will come in handy in every aspect of your life.

If you're serious about making some money out of a side project, unfortunately it can't just be a bit of work here and there. You need a routine and you need to stick to it.

If that means taking two hours out each evening to concentrate on it, then so be it. Nobody said it was going to be easy.

However, if you have your time management down to a T, and stick to it, everything will be easier.

You won't burn yourself out and you will still have time to see your friends and family. 

It's so important to stick to your set times, because if you put aside two hours for side hustle, but end up doing four, you'll no doubt end up grumpy and frustrated at the end of the night.

Discipline yourself, but be strict when it comes to your time off, too. As Jax Jones says, "Time is money so don't f*ck with mine."

Don't f*ck with your time, ladies.

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3. Make connections

Whether you work in finance and your side hustle is painting or you have a job in content creation and your side hustle is making jewellery, you can never have too many connections in BOTH fields.

Even if your chosen industries are world's apart, you are bound to have people that work in both or that can help you out in one or the other.

Meet as many people as you can that could help your business – make connections through emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Between writers, bloggers, accountants, PRs, and marketing professionals, everyone is important.

But, you'll need to be brave. Go to events, introduce yourself, make your name (and side hustle) known and be polite to everyone.

Roisin Hogan went from being an accountant to creating her own healthy food business, Hiro by Roisin. She knew what connections meant in the industry when she started out and she took every opinion on board.

It just shows that your chosen side hustle doesn't have to be in line to what your job is now. And by making these connections in every field, you'll get your new venture out there.

The more people talk about it, the more they'll know about it and the more they'll want it.

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4. It's not everything

Your work is not your life, and your side hustle is not your life, either. If you feel like your burning yourself out, take a step back and relax.

You also need to remember that if your side hustle doesn't work out, it's not the end of the world. 

Even if you really want that little bit of wiggle room at the end of each month, working non-stop is not healthy, and you could end up hating your hobby.

Ambition leads to big things and you deserve to do what makes you happy, but remember that you do have options.

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, or in a financial black hole, there are ways out. Talk to family, friends, your connections (they're really important) and see what you can do.

Your money-making hobby is supposed to be fun and it's supposed to take a bit of pressure off you – so don't let it do the opposite.

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But as with anything in life, explore your options, find your strengths, and take time to work out what makes you happy.

As sappy as it sounds, you'll never know what a side hobby could lead to, or what you could learn about yourself from it.

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here! 


OK, so you were finally called for an interview; your CV is perfect, you're dressed nicely and now, it's time to impress.

You've researched the company and the person who is going to interview you – you're all set, right?

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While you may think so, some employers like to throw curve balls and ask questions that don't necessarily have anything to do with the job in question.

So, instead of panicking and cracking an abominable joke, top recruitment agency, Glassdoor, used its data base to find the hardest questions you might face in an interview.

Be prepared, ladies:

  • “What on your CV is the closest thing to a lie?” – Marketing and Communications Employee, The Phoenix Partnership


  • “How would your enemy describe you?” – Advertising Sales Grad Scheme, Condé Nast


  • “What's the most selfish thing you've ever done?” – Graduate Consultant, PageGroup


  • “If your best friend was here what advice would he give you?” – CCP, American Express


  • “Describe your biggest weakness. Then describe another.” – Forward Deployed Software Engineer, Palantir Technologies


  • “How do you cope with repetition?” – Product Specialist, Tesla Motors


  • “Who is your hero, and why?” – Product Quality Employee, GE


  • “What does social justice mean to you?” – Content Marketing Manager, ThoughtWorks


  • “What is your coping mechanism when you have a bad day?” – Consultant, Switch Consulting



Chocolate is one of the best things on this planet.

Feeling sad? Chocolate. Missed breakfast? Chocolate. Party? Chocolate.

Just like wine, chocolate pretty much goes with every mood, every event and every scenario imaginable (so, you get the point that we love it, right?).

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Well, now there's a job going that will let you taste and eat the sweet snack all day long… and get PAID for it.

According to Mondelez International – the company behind Cadbury, Milka and Oreo – it is on the hunt for someone who has a "passion for confectionery and taste buds for detection" and you must be "eager to try new inventive products."

As well as being a chocolate addict, you must also be a team player, as you'll be "within a team of panellists to share opinions and collaborate to reach an agreement on taste."

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The role is part-time and you'll only need to work seven and a half hours per week, Tuesday to Thursday.

Anyone else think this sounds like the best job on earth?! Even better than a gintern

However, the bad news – it's based across the pond in Reading, UK, so we all might be a bit too far away for it. *Sobs uncontrollably*



Longing for your dream internship but just don't know where to start?

Well, how does travelling the world on a free, food-and-drink-included cruise sound? Oh, and you'll get paid €3500.00 for it. 

One cruise company, Royal Caribbean is seeking a young professional for an "intern-ship," where they create content for the brand's Instagram while exploring all the perks of the ship and its destinations. 

Royal Caribbean want an adventure seeker to document their travels on the cruise line for three weeks, and is willing to pay them handsomely for their troubles. 

"The candidate will sail the seas capturing incredible content and uncovering amazing stories," according to the Instagram post.

All candidates have to do is post an "extraordinary" travel photo or video on Instagram, tagging @RoyalCaribbeanUK and using the hashtag #ExtraordinaryExplorer, to be in with a chance of being selected.

“Our cruise holidays are filled with extraordinary moments and we want to find a talented storyteller who can help us capture those unique moments and share them through one of the most inspirational social media platforms,” Ben Boudin, Royal Caribbean’s Managing Director in Ireland & UK, told Dublin Live.

So basically they want someone to live the high life while taking breathtaking snaps for social media. Sounds like every millennial's dream. 

Do hot dogs or legs pictures count? 



If you've recently graduated or left school, then you'll know how difficult it is to find a job.

You might send out a hundred CVs and not get one response, which can leave you feeling pretty deflated.

That's what happened to Jessica Anderson, a 20-year-old graduate who studied at the University of Edinburgh. She told the Metro that she sent out over 150 CVs (to no avail) after she moved to London to find work experience.

She saved up throughout most of her college life so she could move to London, yet with the lack of job offers, she took a very different route to find work.

"I felt totally de-motivated, she told the paper. "Then I just thought – there are over 8 million people in London right now, a lot will be using Tinder – and maybe some of those using Tinder will know of opportunities or have contacts to help me."

Yep, TINDER. Instead of selfies and pictures of herself, she uploaded screenshots of her CV.

Jessica thought it would be a great way to get her CV out there – and she was right. In one day alone, she received over 500 messages, from people advising her on how to network, to others offering tips and tricks of the trade.

"I’m now in contact with different people working for organisations such as BBC and Sony and a big response from people working in marketing. A lot of people want to help and are impressed that it is a random but innovative way to find a job," she said.

Jessica is currently in talks with a few companies but said she doesn't have her heart set on one job just yet.

"My dream would be to gain work experience in broadcasting, but I’m ready for a challenge and would love to be involved in an internship over the summer where I can learn a lot from it. Watch this space."


There has been an awful lot made of working with the fashion industry’s most influential woman. The Devil Wears Prada for one, and countless articles have been written which seek to outline exactly what it takes to land every fashion girl’s dream job at Vogue.

One writer even offered up her real-life interview with the legendary editor Anna Wintour as evidence that it can be done. Granted, it may be a little trickier than you might wish, but it can be done. Amy Odell noted that Anna is actually "shy" rather than frosty.

The walk from the door of the office to her desk though, can be just as cringe as you imagine: "Just long enough for her to stare you down, judge your outfit and make you feel embarrassed about being in her presence."

You just have to make sure you are wearing the right label and the right season firstly, because Anna knows these things, obviously.

There a few other things she has mentioned over the years regarding what she looks for in her favourite employees…


1) Have an opinion

"I look for strong people. I don't like people who will say yes to everything I bring up. I want people who can argue and disagree and have a point of view."

2) Ambition

"I'm very good at delegating – people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility."

3) Enjoy a good show

"I really think you have to go out and see things – screenings, theatre, exhibitions."

4) Embrace colour

Also, unlike many others in the fashion industry Anna does not appreciate all-black everything. She has famously said in the past "[I'd never wear] head-to-toe-black."



You’ve bagged the interview for the job of your dreams. Now all you have to do is nail it. Easy, right? Not for everyone.

If you find it difficult to get yourself across the way you want, here are some tips that might help you:

If you feel comfortable, you’ll act comfortable
We all want to look the part for an interview. But if heels and a trouser suit just aren’t you, you won’t feel at ease. Wear something smart and comfy – here are some perfect ideas for you! 

Prepare but don’t overthink
There’s a difference between preparing for an interview and overthinking an interview. If you have bagged the interview, you already have the qualification necessary for the job. Now, all you have to do is research the company and the role and come up with why you are the best person for the job. When it’s downtime, don’t think about the interview, you’ll get nervous and flustered and by the time D-day comes, you'll be a wreck. 

Slow and steady wins the race
You don’t have to go in there and talk as fast as you can. That’s what a nervous person does You’re not nervous, remember? Take things steady and slowly and think things through before answering. If you are someone who gets that shaky, dry voice when you’re nervous, ask for a glass of water you can sip when you need to.

Be yourself
If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times. But there’s a reason for that! Don’t be afraid to show off your personality. Employers are much more likely to remember you if you show who you are rather than a stiff, question-answering robot.  



Is it your dream to become a top entertainment journalist? Do you love pop culture, music, movies, beauty, style and most of all, the internet?

We have an amazing opportunity for one talented writer as we begin our search for the newest member of the SHEmazing! editorial team.

We’re looking for a new full-time Staff Writer and we want enthusiastic people who love writing and love life. You should be a person who is constantly consuming media and is regularly the first one to spot and share a good story on social media.

We want people who love the digital world: Facebook fiends, Twitter addicts, blogging fanatics and Instagram enthusiasts.

But most of all, we want people who are happiest when they’re writing.

The SHEmazing! team are an enthusiastic (if slightly crazy) bunch of journalists, who love what they do and work hard at it.

To be a part of this amazing group, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Ability to write creative, engaging copy across various interest categories
  • Sound judgment about language and tone of voice
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Flawless attention to detail
  • Strong sense of aesthetic
  • Social media savvy
  • Ability to work in an incredibly fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written English
  • Proficient in MS Office

Sound just like you? Well here’s what you need to know.

This fab role is based at our Sandyford HQ and is a full-time position (evening/weekend work will probably be required). In addition to writing responsibilities, you'll have the opportunity to represent SHEmazing! at selected media and commercial events around Dublin and beyond.  

We may even put you on camera – eek!

To apply, send your CV and a cover letter to work[at]shemazing.ie, along with a 200w article (written by you just for us!) that you think would be suited to the SHEmazing audience.

This could be the best thing that ever happens to your career, so get moving!


It’s time to hand in that notice, ladies, as Netflix have just announced what may just be the world’s greatest job EVER.

Netflix are looking for taggers from the UK and Ireland. But what is a tagger?

Well, a tagger is someone who uses their analytical mind to personalise our Netflix accounts. How does this happen? By watching hours and hours of Netflix, of course!

Have a look at the video by Netflix to learn more about this amazing job if you’re interested!


We all know working is a pain in the bum but did you know it could actually be slowly killing you – yes, we are going for the dramatics here!

It’s ruining your eyesight
If you spend a good portion of your day looking at a computer screen it could leave you with computer-vision syndrome. If you are ending your day with headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision you need to get away from the computer every hour.

It’s causing you to be stressed
Work is definitely the worst culprit for bringing stress into your life. To combat it, try not to bring work home and if your workload is getting too heavy, say something.

It’s breaking your back
You know that pain in the lower part of your back? Well, you can blame it on your job. Whether you sit all day or stand you are bound to be causing your back some damage. To beat it, make sure you have correct posture and alternate between standing and sitting.

It spreads germs
With the increase in workload, less and less people staying at home even if they are sick. This means the person sitting in the corner coughing and sneezing over everything is just spreading their germs around – you might want to bring a hand sanitizer with you tomorrow.



Summer time is when many college students use their free time to take on full-time jobs to save, save, save.

That doesn’t mean it’s fun, in fact, it’s downright terrible most of the time.

Here are the worst jobs we’ve all had to do:

1. Fast food restaurants
It’s constantly jammers, you constantly smell like chips, but hey, at least they taste good!

giphy2. Sales rep
It is paid by commission and you would be lucky if you even make one sale. You have to dress nice too, which is a pain.

suits-0-gmacht3. Fund-raising
If you’re easily embarrassed this is definitely not the one for you. Even though your doing this for a good cause as well as money, everyone hates you.

466459514. Waiting tables
Having to put up with annoying customers all day? Clean up after them and have them be SO rude? You earn those tips, girl.

No-tip5.  Bar work
Working till 3 in the morning, cleaning up drunk people’s puke and constantly having sticky arms from jager? Bluegh.

489429536. Promotional work
You need high energy for this and it wears on you after a whileIt’s not much fun promoting a product that no one will try because it tastes like crap.

giphy7. Busking
It’s not a summer job, but you can make a few bob if you’re in the right place and play the right tunes.

f2bd2660c8696c864c5f4a65851fefdcdef71a5c885314d34d2bb19c4a0b79b18. Working on the farm
You have an uncle that owns  a farm and needs a spare hand to help out. It is physically demanding and you’re covered in cow manure by the end of the day.

tumblr_lef0ciHXrJ1qzbmi69. Shop assistant
If it’s your local shop it can be handy that it’s so near to you. You also have to put up with the locals.

super-bad-fml-o10. Hotel staff
Working in a hotel for the summer means you have to do every odd job there is. Taking the bags, cleaning the rooms and of course dealing with the snotty guests.

tumblr_mxfet94zDA1qa5etko1_50011. Telemarketing
There is a reason people don’t have house phones anymore, because of telemarketers. This is another one paid on commission and that requires the ability to be able to sell useless crap to people who don’t need it.

giphy12. Crèche
What is the best way to nurse a hangover? Working with screaming children all day long and having to organise activities for them. Woo…


13. Office work
When you’re working in an office over the summer you’re basically the officer caddy. You do all the little jobs like getting lunches, shredding useless paper and filing. The worst part is that your boss asks you to work over the weekend when you do absolutely nothing of note anyway during the week.


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