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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.


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Employment consultant advises graduate to “dumb down” CV to secure a job

A graduate from the University of Hull was advised by the Government’s Work Programme to omit her degree from her CV so she is not seen by potential employers as overqualified. read more...


Graduate asked to dance in Currys interview lands his dream job

Alan Bacon, a film and TV graduate who hit the headlines last month for having to dance at a job interview for Currys, has now landed his dream job due to the publicity he received. read more...


Is lying on your CV ever a good idea?

The current job market is tough to crack and you’re being deluged with assertions like “you have to be the very best to get a job these days”. read more...


Tough graduate jobs market prompts rise in CV falsehoods

A competitive graduate jobs market coupled with the rise in tuition fees is discouraging people from going to university and encouraging them to lie on their CVs to get work. read more...


Scotland’s graduates most employable in the UK

Official statistics confirm almost nine out of ten Scottish university graduates were employed or in further training within six months of completing their course. read more...


Labour proposes new graduate programme to tackle rising cybercrime

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has promised to set up a new programme to tackle the growing threat of cybercrime by employing IT graduates in the police force. read more...


How would a new grade point system affect graduates?

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is to run a pilot scheme testing a more precise way of grading degree classifications. read more...


How important is it to convey creativity on graduate job applications?

Creativity is a highly sought after skill, desired by most employers and not exclusive to particular industries. read more...


HMRC on the lookout for 120 graduates for Tax Professional Development Programme

With 120 graduate positions to offer, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is embarking on a recruitment drive this week by visiting more than 30 university career fairs. read more...

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