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Let them eat… Marxist theory?

Should universities be pushing students away from the milkround and if so…what towards? by Helen Lawless In a recent opinion piece on the Guardian George Monbiot lambasts graduates for taking entry positions in soulless corporations such as management consultancies, investment … Continue reading

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Zero hour = zero ethics? The tricky politics of short-term working contracts

By Helen Lawless ACCORDING TO SCOTTISH FIENDLY, unemployed people have 9.3 per cent of income left over after essentials are paid for – compared to 7.8 per cent for zero-hour workers. What does this mean for Britain’s army of young … Continue reading

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What these PAINFUL real-life interview stories can teach us…part 2

BY DAVID GRAVEs We can all learn to improve our interview technique – here are some more tips from david on how to avoid common mistakes… Interview catastrophe #4 – Don’t lie, you’ll probably be found out. It can be … Continue reading

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Why do bad interviews happen to good candidates? Part 1

By David Graves Few people can honestly say they’ve never replayed a faux pas in their head and groaned: “What was I thinking?” Everyone has moments they wish they could travel back in time to and change. But if the … Continue reading

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Another victim of intergenerational warfare speaks out; inspiring words for the downtrodden young

On Thursday 14th August, newspaper readers found themselves wondering whether 20 somethings represent the “complacent generation”, thanks to an article which criticised the fantastical mentality of young bloggers. It was yet another futile missive in the phoney intergenerational war, which … Continue reading

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Style – & stereotypes – over substance

BBC 2’s Mind the Gap fails to explain why London’s economic success is more than a feeling by Iona Bain   The BBC is finally catching up with what most of us have already realised – we are living in … Continue reading

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British jobs for young British workers? It’s the housing crisis that is holding back our generation

PRET A MANGER HAS ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO TARGET YOUNG BRITS FOR 550 NEWLY CREATED JOBS. BUT WHEN RENTS ARE THIS HIGH AND WAGES ARE THIS LOW, YOUNG BRITISH WORKERS CANNOT COMPETE WITH FOREIGN WORKERS. Are they looking elsewhere? by … Continue reading

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Getting the graduate job you want

WITH YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT SO HIGH, IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOUGHER FOR GRADUATES ON THE HUNT FOR A JOB – sam wright at wikijob.co.uk SHARES HIS TIPS on HOW TO TARGET THE RIGHT EMPLOYERS, MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GET THE … Continue reading

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Getting young workers back on the job

Youth unemployment has officially dropped, but  many are  falling back on education and part-time work, with full-time careers remaining elusive. IONA LOOKS AT WHETHER TRAINING AND APPRENTICESHIPS COULD PROVIDE A DESPERATELY NEEDED REMEDY, PLUS DETAILS OF GOVERNMENT HELP YOU COULD … Continue reading

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