Why we’re still talking about youth unemployment…

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

Posted by in Blog, Employment

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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3 career articles you must read this week

If you’re job seeking, I can’t stress enough how important it is to feed your mind with useful resources that will help you stay ahead of the game. Thanks to the internet, there’s an entire ocean of help and advice out there waiting for you to dive in (check out these 10 must-read career blogs for starters). Now I...

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How to volunteer your way into a paid job

Volunteering, unpaid internships, work experience….different names but the basic idea is the same – giving up your time for free in exchange for gaining skills, experience, and in some cases, a paid job. This week I spoke to four individuals who all managed to volunteer their way into a paid job: Sefa Nkyi (radio), Anthony...

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5 good reasons to do unpaid work experience

Mar 05, 12 5 good reasons to do unpaid work experience

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Mildred's thoughts

  I tried very hard to keep out of the work experience debate that’s been raging over the past few months as a result of the Government’s controversial Workfare scheme that (up until the u-turn last week) required young jobseekers to carry out “voluntary” work experience or face losing some of their benefit allowance. I...

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