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Why the University Grading System Doesn’t Work

Transcript-toting grads are frustrated, and for good reason.

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How Recruiters and Mature-Aged Candidates can Battle Ageism

Quality recruiters know how to build and sell a candidate. And with the right strategy, a mature-aged candidate can not only win the placement, but change dated attitudes too-many employers have towards older jobseekers.

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Innovate CV speaks to Aaron Porter, NUS National President

We’re thrilled to announce that Innovate CV has partnered with the National Union of Students. We speak to NUS president Aaron Porter to find out his thoughts about issues facing students and grads.

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Why Your McJob Could be the Smartest Career Move You’ll ever Make

Fact: 42% of undergraduates balance their studies with part-time work. By day, they may be studying Banking and Finance or Education. By night, they’re taking orders at a corner cafe or managing inquiries in a call centre. But why bother? The clear majority of these jobs are unstimulating, low-paying and hold few prospects. And you […]

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The Cold Call Is Dead – What It Means For Recruitment and The Job Search

By Hung Lee I was cold called yesterday. It was, it must be said, a brilliant effort from a charity fundraiser from World Wide Fund For Nature – polite, well researched and perfect in pitch & tone. It was almost a shame when I delivered the inevitable to-the-point rebuttal that she was not getting what […]

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Employment Prospects Following the 2010 Elections

As Bill Clinton famously put it “It’s the economy, stupid”. And in the light of the global downturn, that really was the central plank of the recent UK election campaign. But obviously the critical corollary of economic progression is a robust strategy to alleviate unemployment. So, while team Cameron and Clegg are thrust head first […]

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Are Britain’s Schools and Universities Preparing Young People Well Enough for Work?

There is a growing concern amongst employers that Britain’s schools and universities are failing to prepare students for life after university. The days of Britain’s schools and universities being dedicated to the pursuit of obscure and arcane knowledge, ‘Pimms and Punting,’ and afternoon debates about Heidegger and Hegel have long since passed. Schools and universities […]

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