Are you a graduate job snob?

Are you a graduate job snob?

BEING PICKY? OR JUST DESPERATELY TRYING TO MAKE YOUR DEGREE PAY OFF? A row has erupted over whether graduate ‘job snobs’ should take anything they can get or hold out for a position where their degree is appreciated, after a graduate told the Guardian that...
Why aren’t graduates applying for more jobs?

Why aren’t graduates applying for more jobs?

NEW FIGURES SHOW A THIRD SEND ONE APPLICATION PER DAY – AND ONE IN SIX SENDS JUST FIVE PER MONTH A survey has suggested that job-hunting graduates are sending out far fewer applications than might be expected. New research from Totaljobs.com reveals that a third...
Oops! Nearly half of graduates wish they’d studied something else

Oops! Nearly half of graduates wish they’d studied something else

WOULD A DIFFERENT DEGREE HAVE BOOSTED YOUR PROSPECTS? A new survey by Totaljobs.com has found that more than four in ten graduates wish they’d studied a different subject at university. Almost half (44%) of those questioned said they wish they’d picked a...
The graduates paying £3,250 to learn how to work at a start-up

The graduates paying £3,250 to learn how to work at a start-up

IS EIGHT-WEEK “PAY-TO-LEARN-TO-EARN” COURSE A RIP-OFF? Graduate Fog is increasingly concerned about the rise in post-uni, pre-job training courses being targeted at recent graduates struggling to find a paid, permanent job in their chosen field. The latest...
Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

UNDER-TRAINED ADVISERS LEAVE YOUNG JOBSEEKERS “SHROUDED IN SHAME” Job centres for under-25s should be scrapped as they stigmatise and demoralise young people seeking work, and MP has said. At present, under-trained staff in the “high street holding...
UK interns are an inspiration worldwide, says US expert

UK interns are an inspiration worldwide, says US expert

TOP AUTHOR PRAISES YOUR “GUTSINESS” AND ADMITS AMERICANS ARE TOO “SHY” TO NAME AND SHAME THE GUILTY A top author and expert on US internships has praised the “gutsiness” of UK interns and campaigners – in particular our...