Why we’re still talking about youth unemployment…

May 09, 13 Why we’re still talking about youth unemployment…

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The last time I wrote specifically about youth unemployment was September last year, after I attended Channel 4′s ‘Class of 2012′ debate. In between then I’ve been to at least three other events specifically relating to youth unemployment (including taking part in Youth Enterprise Live 2012), and today I’ve...

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Six is the new 30 – how to impress with your CV in less time

  Last week I read an interesting article on Business Insider titled, “What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume”. This article has been circulating on the social media front for a little while so if you haven’t yet seen it, it’s probably because a) you don’t follow me on Twitter, or b)...

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The “gradpreneurs” are coming…

  Okay, I must confess my naivety to begin with. A few weeks ago I was twittering away in a conversation about predicting job trends for 2012 (following my Guardian Careers podcast recording). I said, we’re going to see more young people starting businesses, not just young people, but graduates – in fact, 2012 will be the...

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So it MAY be still worth going to university after all! (The follow-up blog)

Dec 12, 11 So it MAY be still worth going to university after all! (The follow-up blog)

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In my last blog post I wrote about how it’s probably not worth going to university any more in this day and age for three main reasons: The extortionate fees – that says it all really; The way we learn has changed – YouTube and Google may well be the university lecturers of the future; Some of the top...

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Be your best – the next generation needs it

Mar 24, 11 Be your best – the next generation needs it

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I WAS invited to a secondary school yesterday to speak to Year 11 business students about my journey so far as a small business owner. I love working with this particular age group (15-16 year olds) so I was very much looking forward to it. Even after doing my research beforehand by checking out the school website, I had envisioned...

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