Category Archives: Interviews and selection

PwC are my new social mobility heroes while, across the water, Athlone students get suited and booted

I was so pleased when I read that PwC had made the decision not to use UCAS points as a barrier to entry on to their graduate programmes. I hope this is the first crack in the wall and other … Continue reading

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What does it take to be voted the Graduate Employer of the Year? Clue: you have to be worth it…

And so, another year on, we return to the annually fascinating question of what makes a graduate employer the Graduate Employer of the Year at the cosmically huge TARGETjobs Awards. I interviewed Negin Lankarani, Graduate Recruitment Manager at L’Oréal UK&I, to … Continue reading

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Only 7% of students with learning difficulties find employment. What a waste. What an opportunity.

At last week’s TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards, the audience was not asked to put their hands in their pockets for the night’s good cause, they were asked to do something much more important. They were asked to give children … Continue reading

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To encourage more women into engineering, find a role-model who won’t take no for an answer

It was International Women’s Day on Sunday and the BBC marked the occasion by inviting a woman to present Match of the Day. I strongly suspect that Gary will be back at the weekend. Meanwhile, in North Korea, Kim Jong-il … Continue reading

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Staff retention made simple. Lessons from Breakfast News

Despite a tendency to elaborate for comic effect(?), I have always been more Hemingway than Conrad. I admire spare prose, distrust adjectives and would rather poke my eyes out with a hat-pin than suffer the closing chapter of Heart of … Continue reading

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Final year students, falling confidence and why we won the Olympics

I remember where I was when President Kennedy was assassinated and when the Berlin wall fell. But where was I when Scotland was deciding on its future as a country? I was at TARGETjobs Breakfast News listening to Dame Tessa … Continue reading

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Friends and Family. Filling the void left by careers service confusion in schools?

I hated being a Fresher. Even though I was young, spotty and a virgin when I started university I thought of myself as far too sophisticated and grown-up to be lumped alongside all the other spotty young virgins the older … Continue reading

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