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...
What do YOU think makes a great graduate job?

What do YOU think makes a great graduate job?

COMPANY CULTURE, TRAINING – OR COLD, HARD CASH? A fat pay packet is no longer the top priority for job-hunting graduates, according to new figures. Despite their large student debt and the high cost of renting, only one in ten graduates rate salary as their top...
Wow! Employer offers £40,000 per student to help with university costs

Wow! Employer offers £40,000 per student to help with university costs

(AND NO, THEY DON’T HAVE TO PAY IT BACK WHEN THEY GRADUATE) Is it fair that students are burdened with the entire cost of their degree, when some of the world’s biggest firms also benefit – and profit – from that education? Professional...
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”...
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...
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...
“Milk and sugar?” Graduates spend 313 hours a year making tea for their colleagues

“Milk and sugar?” Graduates spend 313 hours a year making tea for their colleagues

IS YOUR EMPLOYER UNDER-USING YOUR SKILLS? Today’s university graduates are spending more time than ever making tea and coffee for their colleagues, with some spending nearly nine hours per week brewing up. Is this really the best use of the education and skills...