Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

Graduates among those hit hardest by zero-hours contract boom

UNDER-25s ACCOUNT FOR TWO THIRDS OF LATEST RISE A new boom  in the number of people depending on a zero-hours contract for their main job has hit young workers hardest, according to new research. This includes many graduates doing “stop-gap” jobs –...
Aargh! Journalism job advert demands applicants “live less than 30 mins from Bond Street”

Aargh! Journalism job advert demands applicants “live less than 30 mins from Bond Street”

CANDIDATES NEED CENTRAL LONDON ADDRESS SO THEY CAN ATTEND EVENING “RECEPTIONS AND EVENTS” * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE! * ** OOH! THIS STORY HAS JUST BEEN PICKED UP BY THE GUARDIAN! ** A magazine publisher has shocked job-seeking journalists by insisting that...
Should I work for a big company or a start-up?

Should I work for a big company or a start-up?

RIGHT ANSWER DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSONALITY AND GOALS, SAYS EXPERT “Should I work for a big company or a start-up?” is a common question. Graduates often see a spot on a prestigious graduate scheme as the ultimate prize — but experts say it’s a...
Black graduates earn 23% less than their white friends

Black graduates earn 23% less than their white friends

SHOCKING NEW REPORT REVEALS “MASSIVE PAY GAP” BETWEEN WHITE GRADUATES AND THEIR ETHNIC MINORITY FRIENDS Yes, this is the UK – and yes, this is 2016. Yet shocking new research has revealed a “massive pay gap” between the UK’s white...
High fliers v low earners: How graduates are divided in the UK today

High fliers v low earners: How graduates are divided in the UK today

STARK CONTRAST IN TALES FROM “THE BEST” AND “THE REST” Hey, did you hear the one about “picky” graduates turning down top employers and reneging on job offers they’ve already accepted? Apparently, candidates are displaying...
I have a big gap on my CV – what should I do?

I have a big gap on my CV – what should I do?

TOP EMPLOYER GRANT THORNTON TELLS GRADUATE JOB HUNTERS WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW Looking for a graduate job? While there is plenty of basic advice around, you’ve probably learnt that finding answers to some of your trickier questions is much more challenging....
Graduate unfair dismissal: Young workers are “disposable” now bosses can sack without reason, say job experts

Graduate unfair dismissal: Young workers are “disposable” now bosses can sack without reason, say job experts

HAS CHANGE TO LAW GIVEN EMPLOYERS TOO MUCH POWER? Recent graduates are among the first casualties of a change in law that has made it too easy for bosses to sack their workers without good reason, effectively making them “disposable” and “vulnerable...