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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.

08/09/2013

Meteor! How to make interviews less scary

Job seekers have been out of luck recently when it comes to interviews, with one graduate being asked to make up a dance routine to a Daft Punk song (see previous article) to boost his chances of securing a sales assistant role with electronics giant Currys. read more...

08/09/2013

Graduate left “incredulous” after being asked to dance to Daft Punk at Currys interview

With so much competition in the graduate jobs market, employers are coming up with increasingly inventive ways to test applicants. read more...

08/09/2013

Additional £5,000 added to £20,000 scholarship to attract maths and physics graduates into teaching roles

Education secretary Michael Gove is feeling the pressure to solve the palpable shortage of high quality graduates teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects as he considers adding an extra £5,000 to the financial carrot announced several weeks ago. read more...

08/09/2013

Top firms accused of discriminating against “non-elite” students

Certain finance, consulting and law firms are targeting graduate recruits at a limited number of institutions to find employees that possess a “social or cultural fit in order to work successfully” within their organisations. read more...

05/09/2013

Crafting a creative application: the how to

Applications have come a long way from the – let’s face it – limited capacities of Microsoft Word, with evolutions in technology opening up all sorts of possibilities and putting an interesting spin on job hunting. read more...

05/09/2013

Do creative applications differentiate you and facilitate the job hunt?

They say you have to really sell yourself in your application and interviews if you want to get a job – and one job seeker has taken this literally by creating an online CV designed like an Amazon page. read more...

05/09/2013

When should you be paid for an internship?

Qualifications alone do not cut it in the fiercely competitive graduate talent pool – the best way to land a job is to team a good academic background with as much experience as possible. read more...

05/09/2013

Sony attempts to silence graduate after being forced to cough up £4,600 for internship

A graduate intern who worked nine hours a day doing the work of a paid employee for four months has been awarded £4,600 after taking legal action against entertainment and electronics giant Sony, which initially refused to pay up. read more...

05/09/2013

Starting your own business – pros and cons

With a substantial number of graduates going it alone and launching their own business, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about, so here are a few pros and cons on the subject. read more...

05/09/2013

Would you pick and mix things up by starting your own business?

A psychology graduate who has been unable to find a full time job since leaving university two years ago has set up a pick and mix sweet stall to try his hand at being self employed. read more...

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