Monthly Archives: January 2013

Women in technology again. But listen up, Microsoft are talking

I won’t hear a word against Microsoft. Like other corporate global forces of nature, they attract a fair few enemies but they are friends of mine, oh yes. Or be more accurate, friends of ours. Of TARGETjobs. You see, it … Continue reading

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CV workshops more popular than God shock

When my daughter was small she carried round a battered Teddy called Ted (she grew more imaginative later in life). She took Ted everywhere and wouldn’t go to sleep without his comforting presence (and strange vomit-like odour incidentally) on the … Continue reading

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Unreal starting salaries just one more kick in the teeth

You’ve probably seen the press recently. Toughest year ever for graduates. Employment impossible without an internship. Recruiters respond to crisis by targeting smaller number of universities (and of course the same ones as the other responding recruiters). I could go … Continue reading

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Networking? What? Speaking to people? Do me a favour.

I spent last Thursday in Cardiff at the annual gathering of Directors of University Careers Services, presenting some key findings of research we carried out before Christmas with undergraduates. After the conference dinner, we were entertained by an Elvis-impersonating stand-up … Continue reading

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