Welcome to nelink.info

nelink is the easiest way to find something useful to do, widen your circle of contacts and improve your chances of gaining work. Everything we offer is either low cost or free, unique to the North East and supported by informnorth and our partners.

We hope you find nelink useful, but if you think there's something we have missed or any area in which we can improve what we offer, please get in touch by email (faq@nelink.info) to let us know and we will do the rest.

Volunteering & work experience
Get a LinkedIn profile and get started
Visit all of our sponsors
Read each of the FAQs
Please, tell a friend about us
Link to us online from your own website
Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
Share your files with others
We want your feedback

Welcome to nelink - the only online resource specifically designed to improve your chances of doing something useful and rewarding through volunteering or work experience - or accessing job vacancies that aren't generally advertised.

nelink will help you build a much better network of contacts quickly and easily - and establish stronger links that will help you create more opportunities for yourself, increasing your chances of finding paid-for work, a job or further employment.

nelink is a service that is supported by informnorth magazine and partners. It should compliment many of the things you will already be doing whilst looking for work and is not to be used as a direct replacement.

When it comes to volunteering, everybody has something they can offer, so we provide a match-making service and importantly, use volunteering and the chance of 'helping out' as a catalyst for much of this

Volunteering & work experience
If you volunteer and help somebody then we want you to benefit more directly. We want to increase your chances of success and ask that all of the employers, charities and community-based organisations that you help through volunteering (or a work experience placement) give you a personal testimonial in return.

The easiest way to do this is to start a LinkedIn profile - it only takes a few minutes by visiting www.linkedin.com. This is a much more professional site for a work profile than Facebook, or similar type of social profile, as it is mainly for businesses.

Get a LinkedIn profile and get started
We use LinkeIn as a means of showing employers who you are in a voluntary and professional capacity, so they can gain a clearer picture of you as an individual. In this way, every time you volunteer or help out you will be able to build a record of what you have been doing. You will be able to do this quickly and easily so that potential employers can view your details.

Visit all of our sponsors
We are grateful to have the support of each of our sponsors. They help make everything we do possible, both through informnorth as a social enterprise and through nelink. To get the most from what we offer, and to increase your chances of success, please click on our sponsor logos and use the links that appear to contact our sponsors for their help and support.

Read each of the FAQs
Please read each of the specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that appear at the bottom of each section of nelink, as these will give you many more ideas and information on each topic area and what you can do to capitalise on your own situation. If there's anything missing please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we'll try our best to cover it for you.

Please, tell a friend about us
If you find nelink useful then add us to your 'favourites' list and pop back as often as you need to. If you can also help to spread the word - in fact tell everybody that you know - about nelink, then we would be grateful, because the more people that know about us and the services we offer, the better.

Link to us online from your own website
Download the small web version of our logo from our resource folder - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page.

If you click on the text that is underlined, a folder opens with additional web resources and files in it which you are free to access and use.

We would be grateful if you could let us know when you are using our icon - you could feature in a future issue of informnorth as a thank you in return.

Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
You can download our web and print resolution logos from our special nelink Dropbox public resource folder in just a few quick clicks - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

This will take you to our special Dropbox folder, where you can access additional resources and files. Download our website and print quality logos - which is saved as nelinklogo.zip file. This contains our logo as a web .png file and 300dpi professional print quality logo, as well as full web instructions for making our logo clickable on your own website.

In the same zip file there is also an nelinklogo.tif file, if you use it on your posters, leaflets, stationery, display materials and marketing campaigns it's the same as using our logo on your website and shows your support for nelink as a social enterprise. Using our logo helps us raise our profile/awareness and if you let us know when you use it, we could feature you in a future issue of informnorth magazine for free, as a thank you in return, so you have nothing to lose by taking advantage of this.

Share your files with others
Our resource folder is a safe way to keep copies of anything that you might want to share with others at a later date. If you have any files or additional resources, images, audio, presentations or documents that you would like to keep in a secure location for others to access quickly and easily, then we can help you do this and we provide this as a FREE service. You can send us any type of file to be added to the resource folder - including Powerpoint presentations, Word documents, pdf files, video show reels, audio, Photoshop, Quark Xpress or Excel files.

It's a really safe way to ensure you can access your files and key presentations and share them with others to view or alter and amend when you are away from the office or work. You can do this just by emailing your file to us at info@nelink.info - and we will do the rest.

Due to file size constraints involved with web hosting, please try to reduce the file size or compress your files wherever possible, but don't worry we have lots of space. Everybody can access the additional resources and files for free, you just need to give them the www.tinyurl.com/nelinkpublic web address. They can also access the folder through nelink by clicking the words that are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

We want your feedback
nelink is run by a small team, supported by informnorth, which is one of the leading social enterprises in the United Kingdom.

We try to get things right but sometimes errors do occur and we welcome your comments and suggestions, particularly if you think it is something that would improve what we offer.

If we have missed a question that would have helped you then please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we will add it for you.

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