Official jobs website faces axe as it emerges a FIFTH of its ads are dodgy

Official jobs website faces axe as it emerges a FIFTH of its ads are dodgy

120,000 FAKE OR DUPLICATE POSITIONS REMOVED FROM UNIVERSAL JOBSMATCH In the last 18 months, tens of thousands of jobseekers – including graduates – have been told they must sign up to Universal Jobsmatch to find work, or risk losing their benefits. But now...
Generation Procrastination: How young jobseekers put off getting serious about their career

Generation Procrastination: How young jobseekers put off getting serious about their career

SIMPLE ADMIN TASKS ARE A MAJOR HURDLE, SAYS NEW SURVEY A third of young jobseekers say the biggest barrier to finding a better job is simply getting round to updating their CV. New figures by Monster.co.uk found that this seemingly straightforward admin task is...
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...
Sign of the times? Thousands of jobseekers logged on to find work on Christmas Day

Sign of the times? Thousands of jobseekers logged on to find work on Christmas Day

AND RECORD NUMBERS SEARCHED ONLINE BETWEEN CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR Haven’t started your 2014 job hunt yet? You’d better get cracking – as you’re already behind the competition. New figures show that record numbers of jobseekers logged on to...
Tory MP David Gauke seeks graduate for unpaid six-month “training post”. Hmm…

Tory MP David Gauke seeks graduate for unpaid six-month “training post”. Hmm…

TREASURY OFFICIAL REPORTED TO HIS OWN DEPARTMENT FOR INVESTIGATION * STORY PICKED UP BY GUIDO FAWKES! * A Conservative MP who is also a senior figure at the Treasury has been reported to his own officials at HM Revenue and Customs over a mysterious six-month...
JOY claims unpaid intern advert was posted “without HR sign-off”

JOY claims unpaid intern advert was posted “without HR sign-off”

GIFT STORE REMOVES AD – BUT DOESN’T SAY SORRY The high street gift and clothing store JOY has removed its advert for an expenses-only internship lasting up to 12 months, after claiming was posted on their website “without sign-off from our HR...
Graduate Fog in today’s Guardian!

Graduate Fog in today’s Guardian!

FOUNDER TANYA DE GRUNWALD ON HOW INTERNS FOUND THEIR VOICE Graduate Fog founder Tanya de Grunwald has blasted employers who continue to hire interns and pay them less than the minimum wage, in an article she was commissioned to write for the Guardian. She praised the...