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New starts: Getting paid to watch Andrew Marr

I started blogging about journalism, work experience, careers and politics in around 2006, (back on Blogger, since transferred) and I’m really happy to say that as of August 1, I’m going to be being paid to work full time, writing about politics for a website called Politics Home.

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Job application woes: why I have to keep going

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Photo: photolouge_hp

It’s very difficult to stay motivated when you are freelancing in your spare time, planning a 5,000 final project, designing a business plan for a new local news app, and revising case studies for media law exams.

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Assessment centres: Think Mumford, not Muse

Warwick student caller. Photo: Warwick University, DARO

In the next few months, any finalist looking to sell their soul, sorry, secure a comfortable and well rounded future through means of a job with a well-known company, will most likely come into contact with an assessment centre. As of last weekend, I have both participated in, and also aided the running of an assessment centre (for the same job), and here are my pearls of wisdom.

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Why students will suffer from the G4S debacle

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It’s the ultimate summer job – a well-paid, temporary position that will look great on your CV. Working at the Olympic Games, a historic event to be attended by thousands, would have been a pleasure for students. Continue reading

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Saturday jobs: more than just some extra cash

Pret a Manger: More than just a Saturday job. Photo: Flickr/leff

It was reported last week in the Guardian that fewer young people are taking on ‘Saturday jobs’. Figures released by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills show that the percentage of teenagers with part-time jobs whilst at school or college has dropped from around 40 to around 20. This will have a disastrous effect on school-leavers and graduates trying to find work later in life, as it will mean they have never had the experience of a work-place.

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The Guardian’s Open Weekend – An insight into journalism?

Guardian from 1969. Photo: mikeyashworth

Last Thursday, the Guardian announced they will be opening their doors in a few weeks time, hosting a range of talks, workshops and interactive sessions on everything from sport to culture, comedy and politics. Understandably, this is stimulating a variety of responses.

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All work and no pay

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I started work experience 6 years before I expect my career to begin, and it’s going to be worth it.

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