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Have jobless grads actually dodged a bullet? • July 17, 2009 • No Comments

This one’s a bit controversial I know, if you’re strugging to find work… but the journalist Giles Coren reckons the Class of 2009 are actually lucky… How? Because cuts to grad schemes with the employers mean you’ve been spared the lemming-style entry to the ‘milkround’ that so many previous years of grads have done – …MORE

Doing crappy temp jobs? Rejoice – you are FREE! • July 16, 2009 • No Comments

If you’re stuffing envelopes, pulling pints or frothing milk at Starbucks this summer, there is one reason to be joyful – a new article says you’re actually being smart. Doing menial work means you own more of your personal brainpower than someone working in a high-powered job. This piece on thegrowinglife.com about the so-called ‘Paradox of Intelligence’ decrees that the …MORE

Dude's Army marches on Prospects • July 9, 2009 • No Comments

How happy was I to stumble across a discussion between baffled graduates recommending my book to one another on Prospects.ac.uk?! Click here to see what they’re saying… Don’t forget to follow @GraduateFog on Twitter!

Graduate Fog loves… talentsmoothie! • July 7, 2009 • No Comments

Busy sending off applications to jobs – and feel like recruiters have all the power? Not for long. It might tickle you to know that in fact, recruiters are scared of YOU. Why? Because graduates are changing – and the big employers don’t know how to deal with you. You’ve grown up with email and …MORE

Sparks fly between recruiters and applicants! • July 6, 2009 • No Comments

Which sucks more: the application process – or the applicants themselves? Roll up your sleeves and get involved in the Guardian’s online debate here. Dude? fears this one could run and run… Don’t forget to follow @GraduateFog on Twitter!

Graduate gloom official – but not terminal • July 6, 2009 • No Comments

You’ve known it for yonks – but now stats support your tales of rejection, frustration and exhaustion on the graduate job-hunt scene. The latest figures say up to 50 of you will apply for every job this summer. Bummer. Head honcho at the Association of Graduate Recruiters (and unofficial ‘graduate Godfather’) Carl Gilleard said, “We …MORE

Dude's Army hits Facebook • June 11, 2009 • No Comments

Dude has a Facebook fanclub! Click here to join Don’t forget to follow @GraduateFog on Twitter!

Dude loves… CareerPlayer.com • June 5, 2009 • No Comments

Need help deciding what to do with your life? Like watching TV? Thought so. Then you’ll love CareerPlayer.com as much as Dude? does. Founder Rob Westcott knows job-seeking graduates are far too busy (!) to wade through long-winded careers articles online. Which is why he’s done all the hard work for you, filming hours of …MORE

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

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