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Are unpaid internships out of control?
February 1, 2012
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The great Scottish fees debate
It’s a debate that has reached boiling point this week with Edinburgh University announcing that it will charge English, Wales and Norther
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Is it really worth going to uni?
Looking at everything that graduates are facing at the moment, many are asking the question: Is it really worth going to university? Read
The shocking number of unpaid internships
The latest figures show that 43% of students who undertook an internship between 2006 and 2010 were not paid for their work. Prospects a
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What kind of boss you get is a bit of a lottery – and we have all had a few bad ones. But we have found a blog that shows just how dow
Engineering grads taking unrelated jobs
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With no EMA are less people going to college?
Less people are going to college because of the scrapped education maintenance allowance. Principals in some areas are noticing lower enr
Using social media to bag a job
There is a popular myth that two-thirds of all available jobs aren’t advertised, that is to say the majority of vacancies are filled throu
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Graduates – be worth employing
Despite a record level of graduates searching for jobs last year, over 10,000 graduate jobs were left unfilled last year with reluctant empl
Infographic: A recipe for CV success
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Using language skills to get a job
Having more than one language doesn’t simply offer you the opportunity to work as a translator or interpreter, but also allows you to work...
Graduate starting salaries drop 11% in real terms
You’re paying more to earn less – that’s the headline story in many papers today, with the news that graduate starting salaries have d...
Interview skills key for job-hunting school leavers
School leavers wanting to get a job or enter a traineeship this summer need to work on improving their interview skills, according to a surv...
Firms struggling to fill jobs – but nearly 1 million young people are unemployed
Businesses in the UK are struggling to find new employees despite youth unemployment being at record levels, a new survey has found. &nbs...
Recruitment agencies: Five things you should know
Still struggling to find a job after graduating? You’re not alone. If applying directly with employers isn’t working for you, it’s wor...
Want to work for the police? That’ll be £1,300 please
Graduates interested in a career with the Metropolitan Police in London are being forced to pay a non-refundable £1,300 training fee – be...
Cross the Pond for State-side Success – Ten Best Jobs in the USA
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National job confidence increases in the UK
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How to handle job rejections
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