Nice! Now cash-for-references boss slams UK graduates as ‘unemployable’

Nice! Now cash-for-references boss slams UK graduates as ‘unemployable’

JAN MORTIER LASHES OUT FOLLOWING OBSERVER STORY The boss of a London thinktank which has been charging former ‘junior associates’ £300 for a reference has defended his actions – and suggested that many UK graduates are “unemployable”...
Shocking! Boss charges unpaid interns £300 for a reference

Shocking! Boss charges unpaid interns £300 for a reference

TIGHT-FISTED EMPLOYER INSISTS IT IS A “FAIR ADMINISTRATIVE FEE” * OUR STORY PICKED UP BY THE OBSERVER! * Former interns who worked at a London thinktank have been told they must pay a £300 fee if they want a job reference from their old employer. The...
Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB THIS YEAR? READ THIS FIRST! If you’re looking for a well-paid, permanent graduate job in 2015, you’ll need to have your wits about you. Despite good news about falling unemployment, many graduates say they’re still finding...
Ho Ho Ho! Win your FREE copy of ‘How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession’

Ho Ho Ho! Win your FREE copy of ‘How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession’

* JOB BOARD MONSTER GIVES AWAY 150 COPIES TO GRADUATES * Job board Monster is giving away 150 copies of How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession, as an early Christmas present to the UK’s job-hunting graduates. To win your book (plus a Monster goody bag),...
Graduates face tougher tests than CEOs when applying for jobs

Graduates face tougher tests than CEOs when applying for jobs

SENIOR EXECS GET AN EASIER RIDE WITH INTERVIEWS, TESTS AND BACKGROUND CHECKS Applying for graduate jobs? You’ll probably have to jump through more hoops than the boss of the company did to get his or her job as CEO. A new report has found that graduates go...
Christian Dior ‘reception internship’ should pay £22-28k – not minimum wage, expert say

Christian Dior ‘reception internship’ should pay £22-28k – not minimum wage, expert say

FASHION BRAND OFFERS HALF THE GOING RATE FOR POSITION DESCRIBED * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * A minimum wage ‘reception internship’ advertised by a luxury fashion brand should have paid £22-28,000, according to recruitment experts. Suspicions are growing that...
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THOUSANDS SOLD – NOW ONLY 100 LEFT! Want to find a great graduate job (not another unpaid internship – or minimum wage shop job)? Then we have great news! There’s now a special 25% discount on How to Get a Graduate Job in a Recession, the...
Is true diversity more than skin deep?

Is true diversity more than skin deep?

FIRMS MUST IMPROVE THEIR SOCIAL CLASS MIX, NOT JUST ETHNIC AND GENDER In 2014, what does a truly diverse workforce look like? And is it even visible to the naked eye, from a company’s gallery of staff photos? In recent weeks, we’ve seen diversity hit the...
Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

A BIG FIB COULD MEAN TEN YEARS IN PRISON (YIKES!) – BUT WHAT ABOUT A LITTLE WHITE LIE? Job-hunting graduates have been shocked to learn that lying on their CV could land them in prison for up to ten years. Given the shortage of positions available for young...
Enough! MP advertises his NINTH unpaid internship… So we report him

Enough! MP advertises his NINTH unpaid internship… So we report him

*STORY PICKED UP BY THE GUARDIAN!* “CONSTITUENCY INTERN” WANTED FOR UP TO 100 DAYS OF “VOLUNTEERING” A politician who advertised nine unpaid internships has been reported to officials for investigation by HM Revenue and Customs. The...