Can’t find a decent job? You may have fallen into the “graduate skills gap”, expert warns

Can’t find a decent job? You may have fallen into the “graduate skills gap”, expert warns

CRAZY MISMATCH LEAVES “PEOPLE WITHOUT JOBS – AND JOBS WITHOUT PEOPLE” Can’t find a decent graduate job that uses your degree properly? It’s not your fault. A world-renowned expert has claimed that many of today’s job-hunting and...
Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies

Graduate jobs madness! Two thirds of firms say they CAN’T FILL their vacancies

BIG EMPLOYERS REPORT HUNDREDS OF SPARE PLACES… WHILE THOUSANDS OF GRADUATES ARE UNDER-EMPLOYED IN SHOPS AND CALL CENTRES Two thirds of the UK’s biggest graduate employers say they are struggling to fill their vacancies for 2015 – because the...
How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job?

How do I turn my unpaid internship into a paid job?

TIRED OF WORKING FOR FREE? GET TOUGH – OR GET OUT OF THERE Working for free – and running out of cash, fast? You’re not alone. In a graduate job market as tough as today’s, thousands of graduates are finding themselves working for free...
Happy Birthday… to us!

Happy Birthday… to us!

GRADUATE FOG IS FIVE TODAY! Happy birthday to us… Happy birthday to us… Happy birthday Graduate Fo-og… Happy birthday to us! That’s right – today we are celebrating this website’s FIFTH birthday! And we want to say a big thank you...
Video CVs – love them or loathe them?

Video CVs – love them or loathe them?

WHY THE OGILVY FELLOWSHIP SCHEME WANTS TO SEE HOW YOU LOOK ON CAMERA Employers say that the written word can only tell them so much about what a candidate is really like — so a growing number of firms are experimenting with video CVs and applications as a...
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”...
All we want for Christmas is… a pay rise, say graduates

All we want for Christmas is… a pay rise, say graduates

SHOW US THE MONEY, SAY CASH-STRAPPED YOUNG WORKERS   Bosses who hire graduates, take note: what your young staff really want isn’t a Christmas party or more time off. Four in ten say what they really want is… a pay rise. A festive survey of 500 students...
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),...
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...