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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.


Civil Service Fast Stream graduate scheme accused of “failing dismally to represent the nation’s diversity”

The Civil Service, one of the nation’s most coveted graduate schemes which fast tracks graduates to senior positions, has responded to claims that it’s “failing dismally to represent the nation’s diversity” in its very competitive graduate scheme. read more...


Graduates: Why you shouldn’t accept a job offer straightaway

You’ve attended a job interview and now you are awaiting a decision.

You get a call to say: “We’d like to offer you the position”, your response to which is an excited squeal accompanied with a big “yes”. read more...


How to royally mess up an internship

Internships can provide a good opportunity for you to get first-hand experience of the industry and type of job you would like to go for. read more...


Job rejection? Top tips on getting feedback for future success

We’ve all experienced opening an email or letter letting us know that “on this occasion you have not been successful”. read more...


Top graduates are “hugely underemployed” in the voluntary sector and beyond

Yesterday we published an article discussing research that showed being intellectually challenged was third on the list of graduate career priorities. read more...


Graduates: How to overcome interview nerves

No matter how confident you are in life, job interviews can bring on high levels of anxiety.

If you’re naturally shy, don’t worry – you’re not doomed. read more...


What are graduates’ career priorities?

According to the Universum Student Survey 2013, 48% of graduates said that their main career goal was to maintain a work-life balance. read more...


First job, first day? How to make a good impression

You’re starting a new job and you’re feeling a mixture of emotions, from being ecstatic to a little nervous. read more...


Graduates would consider joining SMEs if given the chance

A new survey suggests that a surprising number of UK graduates might enjoy the challenge of working for an SME, but unfortunately wouldn’t know how to seek out such an opportunity. read more...


What to do if you have no references

Providing at least two names of referees is a pre-requisite set by employers to vouch for the person they are about to hire. Often those with the most influential names as their referees are favoured. read more...

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