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Graduate Lessons: A suit can be unsuitable for work

I’m a firm believer in power-dressing, so the first thing IBarney Keep Calm and Suit Up Cartoon did as a I embarked on my career-search was head into town and buy a suit with my savings. The perfectly tailored, navy combo that I picked up from Next set me back £100, but it looked the part whilst making me feel like I was wearing pyjamas.

Plus, it was an investment, I told myself. I’ll be in a suit for the rest of my working life, I told myself. Or so I thought…Read More »


10 reasons why unsuccessful job searches are just like unsuccessful dating

“What’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t anyone want me?!”

Sound familiar? That’s because you might have been here before….

Whether you’re trying to bag a student summer job or land that the Holy Grail of graduate schemes, your job hunt rings all too familiar of your unsuccessful love life. It’s not you… well actually, it is.

Here’s why your job search is just like dating:

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12 Ways To Convince Others You’re A Mature Adult

Ageism is a terrible thing, so here’s 12 ways to discourage others from thinking that you’re fresh out of Uni and don’t know what you’re doing.

1.      Speak of university as if it were a distant memory

What did you study at university? You can’t even remember, it was so long ago. But you do know that back in your day, tuition fees were A THIRD of what they are now – how times have changed…

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12 Ways To End Your Uni Relationship/Fling/Whatever-You-Want-To-Call-It

Finishing first year soon and want to cool it on your current love affair? Or are you soon to disembark from the university ride and want to enter grad life solo? Or, do you simply just not have the guts to say you don’t like your other half? Fear not my cowardly friend. These 10 fool proof phrases will end your “what-ever-you-kids-call-it-these-days”, without telling the other person that you’re just not that into them.*Read More »