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Dude in the dock! • May 21, 2009 • No Comments

Looks like Dude has ruffled a few feathers – after taking part in an article for the Guardian in which I suggested that (most but not all) university careers advice centres are more than a teensy bit out of touch with the students they need to reach… Read the offending article here I should add that I’m …MORE

GradJobs.co.uk: 'Dude's a real Peach!' • April 27, 2009 • No Comments

Dude continues to hobnob the glitterati of the careers scene, now befriending the delightful (and delightfully named) Anita Peach, Editor of the ever-fabulous GradJobs.co.uk magazine. With my permission (Anita is a well-brough-up young lady) she snipped an excerpt from Dude’s pages to spread the love to her 63,000 readers. How does it look? See the …MORE

UCL loves Dude • March 7, 2009 • No Comments

Greetings! You find Dude fresh from my latest careers event – ‘Skills4Work Media’, held at University College London, in Euston. Joining me on the panel was BBC film-maker Paul Williams, as well as Carlotta Brentan from advertising supermos Saatchi and Saatchi and Meera Thakkar from PR gurus Burston-Marsteller. The organisers had some concerns that the …MORE

New Year, big panic? • February 2, 2009 • 1 Comment

Still desperate and jobless, as we head into February? Yup – thought so! Which is why Dude has been busy spreading the love to job-hunting graduates – in another new feature for guardianjobs.co.uk Crammed with genius new ideas and never-read-before advice from recruitment gurus (and now Dude’s good mates) Dan Hawes at the Graduate Recruitment …MORE

Dude named Guardian's resident graduate guru • January 11, 2009 • No Comments

Dude is chuffed to bits – I’ve been given the best gig in town! For the last two months I’ve been featured as the Guardian’s resident graduate expert on their online forum, fielding job queries from Guardian-reading grads seeking advice about their next move. The best bit is that we’ve covered the stuff that graduates …MORE

'Help – Career Crisis!' • November 7, 2008 • No Comments

Hurrah – I’m not talking to myself – you people ARE out there! The first question from the floor comes from Sophie… “I graduated last year and have since been working as a trainee on a national newspaper sub-editing scheme – but due to a reduced budget they have so far been unable to offer …MORE

Dude loves… Rare Recruitment! • November 5, 2008 • No Comments

It’s a special day indeed when Dude meets another passion-packed soul bringing a fresh approach to graduate careers – someone like 30-year-old, basketball-playing powerhouse, Oxford graduate and boss of Rare Recruitment, Raphael Mokades. Through sheer hard graft, the big man and his crack squad of able assistants have built a bonzer business that specialises in …MORE

Shoulder to shoulder with the Guardian • November 3, 2008 • No Comments

Can you feel it? Oh yes, that’s right, Dude is feeling a whole lot of love from the Guardian right now. As well as giving me an almost embarrassingly kind book review and regular monthly graduate feature, my new BFFs there have now invited me to host their ‘Ask the Expert’ page on their new …MORE

Dude loves… Bill Jensen! • October 22, 2008 • No Comments

Dude has a new crush – in the form of a straight-talking, beardy US author called Bill Jensen. A strange choice? Hardly. Friends, this great man is nothing short of a genius. Put simply, he’s the Mystic Meg of the world of work – predicting the future of employee / employer relationships with spooky accuracy. …MORE

750,000 giggle over dodgy graduation snap • September 16, 2008 • No Comments

I was young, I couldn’t afford a stylist… But surely it’s not right that my fashion mistakes should come back to haunt me so, well, publicly? It was with horror that I opened the Times on 16 September to see my cheesy graduation picture (taken July 2000) featured quite so boldly, under the headline ‘Peer fear can be …MORE

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