New to How to Be Jobless? Start here:

Welcome to How to Be Jobless. Sorry about the mess. If you’ve never been here before, take a look at the About page, or watch the video for a general idea of what you’ve wandered into: This video started as … Continue reading

Grad Scheming (14): Nine new rules for the job market

Last month marked an entire year since my first “My Week in Joblessness” post on GoThinkBig. That means since I started publicly complaining about the UK job market, the earth has had time to travel more than 585 million miles … Continue reading

Grad Scheming (13): Labour’s Big Idea for JSA – a translation

I have decided to try my hand at translation. The two languages are, grammatically, almost identical. I shall translate from Labour leader Ed Miliband’s English to my native tongue, plain English. I’m not qualified so there may be some debate … Continue reading

Grad Scheming (12): “They want your jobs”

It’s so annoying when a savage animal gets into your flat, especially when it’s hell-bent on chewing at you until you’re nothing but a pile of bones. I’d say it’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Luckily, late last year … Continue reading

Grad Scheming (7): Top three myths about young people, and how to set them straight

If there’s one thing you learn writing for the Guardian, it’s what people think. Oh, people just LOVE to tell you what they think. When you write an article for the Guardian website, part of the job is to pull on your hazmat … Continue reading

Grad Scheming (3): New Year’s Revolutions…why young people need to fight for change

Published on GoThinkBig on 3/1/14As I write this, I’m eating chocolate with no intention of going to the gym, learning the clarinet or being more careful with money. New Year’s Resolutions? Pff. Nothing more than a list of things you … Continue reading

On The Guardian: Currys interviewee told “never mind radios – show us your robot dance”

The appalling treatment of graduates continues! The Guardian‘s Hilary Osborne reports with suitable disapproval the humiliating grad scheme interview in which Alan Bacon (and other interviewees) were asked to DANCE for the panel of interviewers. Stay classy, Currys. He had ironed … Continue reading