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Guardian intern shocks Twitter with youth hostel tale (but says collecting boss’s dry cleaning was more humiliating) Guardian intern shocks Twitter with youth hostel tale (but says collecting boss’s dry cleaning was more humiliating) • May 12, 2017 • 1 Comment

JK ROWLING RETWEETS BIZARRE STORY INVOLVING NAKED HOMELESS MAN A former intern has shocked Twitter by sharing an unusual tale of a night in a youth hostel…

The most common mistakes graduates make in job applications: Five employers reveal the painful truth The most common mistakes graduates make in job applications: Five employers reveal the painful truth • May 8, 2017 • 2 Comments

TOP FIRMS EXPLAIN WHERE YOU’RE GOING WRONG Every graduate, job and employer is different – yet the mistakes applicants make are surprisingly similar…

Student work placement scandal: Did you pay ‘tuition’ fees – then get sent out to do an unpaid job? Student work placement scandal: Did you pay ‘tuition’ fees – then get sent out to do an unpaid job? • May 2, 2017 • 3 Comments

12-MONTH URBAN OUTFITTERS PLACEMENT IS LATEST EXAMPLE OF DOUBLE-CHARGING Universities and employers have come under fire from students and graduates…

Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships Media jobs website Gorkana finally bans adverts for unpaid internships • April 21, 2017 • 2 Comments

MOVE SENDS STRONG SIGNAL TO STUBBORN INDUSTRY AND ARROGANT EMPLOYERS Looking for a paid media internship? Until now, they’ve been hard to find – but things may be about to change…

Will Vogue’s new Editor help end unpaid fashion internships? Will Vogue’s new Editor help end unpaid fashion internships? • April 11, 2017 • No Comments

EDWARD ENNINFUL HAS SAID NEED FOR DIVERSITY IN FASHION INCLUDES INTERNS, NOT JUST MODELS Desperate to work in fashion – but can’t afford to work for free? Good news!…

Pret a Manger internships are outrageous – but politics, media and fashion ones are fine? We’re confused Pret a Manger internships are outrageous – but politics, media and fashion ones are fine? We’re confused • March 27, 2017 • 5 Comments

THE TOPSY-TURVY LOGIC OF PAYING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THEIR LABOUR An unpaid ‘work experience’ scheme by Pret a Manger caused outrage at the weekend, yet longer, more skilled graduate internships remain…

What is a good question to ask at the end of a job interview? What is a good question to ask at the end of a job interview? • March 22, 2017 • 3 Comments

ASK AN EMPLOYER! * NEW SERIES* Your interview is nearly over and – whether it went badly or brilliantly – you’re probably keen to leg it. But wait! There is one last question coming…

How to get a graduate job at IBM How to get a graduate job at IBM • March 15, 2017 • 11 Comments

AND WHY THE TECH GIANT WANTS TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE LIKE YOU… IBM is one of the world’s largest IT and consulting services companies: from helping transform healthcare to improving customers’ shopping experiences

Should I mention my disability on my CV? Should I mention my disability on my CV? • March 8, 2017 • 4 Comments

TOP EMPLOYERS GIVE THEIR ADVICE It’s illegal for employers to discriminate on the grounds of disability – and they have to make ‘reasonable adjustments’. But what…

New graduate prison officer scheme seeks applicants like you (yes, really!) New graduate prison officer scheme seeks applicants like you (yes, really!) • March 2, 2017 • No Comments

WE KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING: ‘YIKES!’ BUT THIS TWO-YEAR PROGRAMME COULD BE JUST WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR Are you up for a challenge?

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