When you’re job-hunting, it’s easy to miss the big picture. So here are some interesting articles to open your frazzled mind, entertain or distract you. Step back and breathe…
Can I afford to live in London on a ‘new graduate’ salary?
As living costs sky-rocket in the capital, money is a big concern for new graduates. Graduate Fog’s friends at Give A Grad A Go crunch the numbers for you
How to get a graduate job at RBS
Think banks only hire business or finance grads? Not this one! RBS wants to hear from applicants with all sorts of degrees – and their application form takes just one hour to complete!
How to get a graduate job at EY
Looking for a grown-up job with an un-stuffy firm? We love EY (formerly Ernst & Young), who fly the flag for social mobility and diversity. Have you checked them out yet?
How to get a graduate job at IBM
What does it take to get noticed by the recruitment team at the technology, business and consulting firm? We asked Jazmin Curzon, student and graduate recruiter at IBM… Discover her top tips!
Does it matter if your first graduate job is a dud?
Not sure what you want to do – or have you made a career ‘mistake’ already? Stop obsessing – it’s fine. Most graduates have changed career at least once by the age of 24
13 things you should never say to an unpaid intern
Can you guess which phrases are on the list? This is the must-see BuzzFeed article you need to read now! Take me there
Who’s been hiring unpaid interns? Graduate Fog’s Ultimate Wall of Shame
Which big brands and famous people have been caught employing or trying to recruit unpaid interns? Graduate Fog reveals our proudest scalps Show me the list!
11 common interview questions that are actually illegal
Employers want to know everything about you, before they offer you a job – but there are some things they’re not allowed to ask. What are they?
10 skills students REALLY need when they graduate
Life after uni not quite what you expected? Worried you lack what employers are looking for? Fear not, you probably have most of the skills you really need. What are they?
So what ARE you supposed to ask in that ‘last question’ at interview?
They’re wrapping up – and you know what’s coming. Are you ready to be asked if you have any questions? No, I’m stumped! Tell me what to say
10 ways to feel less useless while job hunting
No-one has ever accomplished anything while wearing their Spongebob Squarepants pyjamas – and exercise always makes you feel better. Fact. Show me eight more tips!
Thinking of joining a start-up? 6 signs it will be a success
A new company can be a brilliant, exciting place to start your career – but they can be risky too. Is the one you’re thinking of joining a safe bet?
Should you sign up to a recruitment agency?
Some graduates land a job through them – others say they’re a waste of time. Recruitment expert Marie Warren shares her wisdom. Waste of time or worth a shot?
“Why I deleted your application” One employer delivers the harsh truth
You spent hours on that application – and never heard anything back? Lorraine Emmett, managing director of Emmett and Smith, explains what went wrong… Is she too harsh?
Are your parents driving you crazy?
After three years living independently at uni, it’s tough coming home to job-hunt. Whether your parents are nagging or nervous, here’s how to handle them… What can you do?
10 things every graduate should know before they start job hunting
Desperate? Panicking? Stop! Don’t even think about starting your search before you read this article. What are the 10 things?
“Everyone I know still takes hand-outs from their parents”
Low wages and high rents mean that even those in full-time jobs can’t support themselves financially, says one graduate. Are you still getting pocket money from your mum and dad?
How to turn your unpaid internship into a paid job
It’s not easy – but it’s not impossible either. You just need to be brave – and show them you’re prepared to walk out. Here’s how!
‘If graduates are skint, how come we all have iPhones?’
Yes, today’s graduates have it tough, but one recent grad admits she could be better at budgeting. Do you live beyond your means?
‘The sex industry is the only place where graduates feel welcome’
Graduates have been shut out of almost every other industry. No wonder, they’re turning to escort work to make ends meet, says one graduate. How far would you go to pay off your debt?
‘Why do we think it’s our human right to have a job we love?’
Nobody wants a ‘boring 9-to-5’ – but there simply aren’t enough fun, well-paid jobs for everybody. One recent graduate asks: Are our expectations too high?
Cool jobs your careers adviser doesn’t know about #2
Want to work behind the scenes at one of London’s coolest venues? Graduate Fog meets Maria Nicholson, 32, who works at the Hospital Club. What does she do there?
‘Don’t pity us or hate us – just HELP us!’ begs unemployed graduate
Politicians are all talk and no action when it comes to the looming crisis of graduate unemployment, a recent graduate has claimed. Who else did she yell at?
‘Unemployed graduates? Don’t blame us,’ says uni careers adviser
Why is university careers advice so bad? Graduate Fog asked Dr Dan Ferrett, careers man at Oxford Brookes, the question we know you want answered! Did he go nuts?
How to get a job in journalism (Yes, even in 2010!)
There are still jobs for trainees, says Rose Hamada, who’s about to start at Reuters. But risk and instability are part of the deal now… What does Rose know that you don’t?
“We Graduates Need to Stop Whingeing – and Start Working”
Yes, finding your place in the world of work is tough — but nobody’s going to do it for you. Recent graduate Marcia Liddle, 23, shares her secrets for surviving life after university… What are they?
Can Social Media Really Get you a Job?
It sure can — and if you aren’t using it you’re missing out says Barry Furby, director of online recruitment at digital recruitment agency Fresh Resources… What do you need to know?
Cool jobs your careers adviser doesn’t know about #1
Do you fancy being paid to spend all day on Facebook and Twitter? Graduate Fog grills Jacqui Hill, 26, who does just that… Want Jacqui’s job?