Young and employed? Please take this survey (and feature in my next book)

Mar 08, 14 Young and employed? Please take this survey (and feature in my next book)

Posted by in Blog, Employment, Job hunting tips

Since writing my first book, 7 Keys to a Winning CV (published in 2011), I have had the rewarding privilege of working closely with young people to help them find jobs. Along the way, I discovered that a lot of the struggle young people have in finding work – and part of the reason for the high unemployment rate for the 16-24...

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My response to Nick Clegg’s employment plans for NEET young people

Feb 27, 14 My response to Nick Clegg’s employment plans for NEET young people

Posted by in Blog, Mildred's thoughts

So Nick Clegg is turning his attention to the “forgotten” NEETs – the estimated one million young people who are not going to university and not engaged in any other form of education, employment or training. This is a very welcome move as there are increasingly more young people shunning higher education due to the absurd...

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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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Podcast #2 – 21 career advice for 21-year-olds

Mar 26, 13 Podcast #2 – 21 career advice for 21-year-olds

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If you could go back to being 21 again, would you…? I’d certainly be tempted, that’s for sure! Simply because I’ve learnt so much about the working world over the last few years that would have done me a WHOLE world of good had I known them at 21! But since I can’t go back in time, the next best thing...

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How “real” should you keep it on your CV?

In urban slang, the term “keeping it real” refers to someone who is completely themselves with no pretence. Someone who is not afraid to “tell it like it is”, and someone who despite fame, success or popularity is still the same person as they were previously – much like Jennifer aka “Jenny from...

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