How to land a job within six months of graduation

Let’s be honest, the job market isn’t looking too good right now for graduates if the official figures are anything to go by. 1 in 5 graduates are still jobless six months after graduation; the same ratio are making do with part time jobs, while the overall number in voluntary or unpaid roles have also risen. For those who do...

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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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Job market predictions for 2012

I was invited to the Guardian Careers office last week to share my predictions on what I think the job market will look like for graduates in 2012 (scroll down to listen to the podcast). There are three main areas I believe we will see a rise of not just for graduates, but for jobseekers as a whole: 1) “Upside down CVs” With an...

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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)

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Enterprise, University

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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Why it’s probably not worth going to university any more

Dec 05, 11 Why it’s probably not worth going to university any more

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts, University

I’ve been thinking recently, if I was a fresh-faced 18-year-old just out of college with my whole life ahead of me and pondering what to do next, would I go to university? The answer is probably not! Before I explain, I must insert a disclaimer here that this does not mean that I don’t recommend anyone else to, neither does...

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