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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?

Are two-year degrees a con – or genius? Are two-year degrees a con – or genius? • February 27, 2017 • 2 Comments

WE SAY: GOVERNMENT MUST CONFIRM CV VALUE TO EMPLOYERS BEFORE ‘CONDENSED’ COURSES LAUNCH The government has announced plans to introduce ‘fast-track’ two-year degrees. But…

Asperger’s graduates – 12 tips you need to read Asperger’s graduates – 12 tips you need to read • February 23, 2017 • 24 Comments

Job hunting is tough for everyone – but graduates with Asperger’s Syndrome may face a few extra challenges when trying to land…

Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns? Could bosses soon be JAILED for having unpaid interns? • February 17, 2017 • 1 Comment

WHY MORE WAGE CHEATS COULD FACE PROSECUTION IN FUTURE There have been calls for firms that employ unpaid interns to be prosecuted, not just fined or told to reimburse…

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…

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