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Freelance graduates do over a MONTH of ‘un-billable’ work per year Freelance graduates do over a MONTH of ‘un-billable’ work per year • February 15, 2017 • 1 Comment

DO DEMANDING CLIENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR NEED TO IMPRESS? Many freelancers – including recent graduates – do so much ‘non-billable’ work…

Should I do an unpaid internship? Should I do an unpaid internship? • February 8, 2017 • 17 Comments

THINKING ABOUT WORKING FOR FREE? READ THIS FIRST Unpaid internships are illegal and unfair, but that doesn’t change the fact that you need to get your career started…

The truth about… the E.ON IT and Business Change graduate scheme The truth about… the E.ON IT and Business Change graduate scheme • January 24, 2017 • 4 Comments

GRADUATE FOG ASKS TWO TRAINEES FOR THE REAL STORY The E.ON IT and Business Change graduate scheme sounds great on paper – but what is it really like? Graduate Fog asks two trainees for the truth…

Do we need a fat cat pay cap (or National Maximum Wage)? Do we need a fat cat pay cap (or National Maximum Wage)? • January 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

COULD GRADUATES EARN MORE IF BOSSES EARNED LESS? We have a National Minimum Wage – but is it time we had a National Maximum Wage too? The idea was pitched last week…

Happy New Year! Aldi and Lidl kick off wage war for workers Happy New Year! Aldi and Lidl kick off wage war for workers • January 11, 2017 • 1 Comment

SUPERMARKETS VOLUNTARILY BOOST PAY TO ABOVE THE LIVING WAGE – BUT WILL OTHERS FOLLOW? Aldi and Lidl have given January jobseekers a reason to be cheerful – but voluntarily boosting wages…

Graduates – what Christmas jobs are you doing this festive season? Graduates – what Christmas jobs are you doing this festive season? • December 15, 2016 • 3 Comments

AS AMAZON’S ‘ELVES’ COMPLAIN ABOUT CONDITIONS, WE ASK HOW YOU’RE BEING TREATED Ah, the joys of the festive job. For young job seekers who reach Christmas…

A new low for the ‘gig’ economy? Internet slams Freesist, the website for freelancers willing to work for free A new low for the ‘gig’ economy? Internet slams Freesist, the website for freelancers willing to work for free • December 6, 2016 • 1 Comment

“ALTERNATIVE” BENEFITS ARE “GREATER THAN JUST BEING PAID”, SAY PLATFORM’S CREATORS The founders of a controversial new website where freelancers can offer free labour in the hope of finding paid work…

City AM dismisses internship auction complaints, saying “It’s for charity” City AM dismisses internship auction complaints, saying “It’s for charity” • November 30, 2016 • No Comments

BUT THE INTERNET IS NOT IMPRESSED Free London newspaper City AM has refused to re-think an internship that was recently auctioned for £650, on the grounds that it is for charity…

Money talks! City AM newspaper auctions internship for £650 Money talks! City AM newspaper auctions internship for £650 • November 28, 2016 • 4 Comments

PLACEMENT “PERFECT FOR A BUDDING JOURNALIST” (AS LONG AS THEY CAN PAY TO DO IT) Business newspaper City AM is offering a one-week internship at its London headquarters but…

Your student loan might NOT be written off after 30 years, expert warns (yes, really) Your student loan might NOT be written off after 30 years, expert warns (yes, really) • November 22, 2016 • 4 Comments

IF GOVERNMENT CAN BACKTRACK ON OTHER LOAN GUARANTEES, WHY NOT THAT ONE TOO? Not too bothered about your student loan, as you know…

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