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...
Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

Graduate job hunting in 2015? 3 things you need to know

LOOKING FOR A GRADUATE JOB THIS YEAR? READ THIS FIRST! If you’re looking for a well-paid, permanent graduate job in 2015, you’ll need to have your wits about you. Despite good news about falling unemployment, many graduates say they’re still finding...
“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...
Are exhausted Oxfam interns really ‘volunteers’?

Are exhausted Oxfam interns really ‘volunteers’?

GRADS WORK LATE-NIGHT BAR SHIFTS TO FUND UNPAID CHARITY PLACEMENTS * GRADUATE FOG EXCLUSIVE * Interns are coming in to work at Oxfam exhausted after working multiple jobs — including late-night bar work and weekend shifts — in order to fund their unpaid...
Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

Is it ever okay to lie on your CV?

A BIG FIB COULD MEAN TEN YEARS IN PRISON (YIKES!) – BUT WHAT ABOUT A LITTLE WHITE LIE? Job-hunting graduates have been shocked to learn that lying on their CV could land them in prison for up to ten years. Given the shortage of positions available for young...
“Another dentist appointment?” How to sneak off to an interview (when you already have a job)

“Another dentist appointment?” How to sneak off to an interview (when you already have a job)

EXPERT TIPS FOR TUNNELLING OUT WITHOUT AROUSING SUSPICION It’s a tricky one – how do you sneak off for an interview, when you already have a job? A new survey has found that the most common fib that workers tell their bosses is to say they have a...
Dyslexic graduate told “If you can’t complete the online application form, you can’t do the job”

Dyslexic graduate told “If you can’t complete the online application form, you can’t do the job”

BUT TIME LIMITS AND POOR INTEGRATION WITH SPECIALIST SOFTWARE UNFAIRLY DISADVANTAGE DYSLEXIC CANDIDATES, APPLICANT CLAIMS A dyslexic graduate has slammed online application systems as being unfair for those who share her difficulty with reading and writing. In an...