On Wannabe Hacks: ‘I was told I could get a job if I worked for free – I was betrayed’

A fantastic resource for aspiring journos, Wannabe Hacks delves into the highs and lows of trying to break into the industry. In this post, George Berridge interviews ‘Sarah’ about how she was taken in by that ever-elusive yet vague promise on … Continue reading

My week in joblessness (16): A letter to David Cameron re: unpaid internships

Published 27/9/2013 on GoThinkBig Dear David Cameron, My name is, as far as you know, How To Be Jobless. It’s not my real name (if it was, my parents wouldn’t have expected more from me), just the one I go by … Continue reading

My Week in Joblessness (12): People really do say stupid things about unemployment

Published 23/8/2013 on GoThinkBig Jobseekers have spent the past week fielding insults from a meddle of crusty old bastards. My thumb was poised for a twant (tweet-rant) – but I waited. I haven’t shown such restraint since hearing “Does anyone want … Continue reading

My Week in Joblessness (10): Bloody other applicants, takin’ our jobs…

Published 9/8/2013 on GoThinkBig Sod this, I’m going to Greece. The rate of unemployment for under 25s is almost 65 per cent there. Wouldn’t it be spiffy to be in the majority for once? My new Greek friends and I could … Continue reading

My Week in Joblessness (6) The Good, the Bad and the Fugly…Internships [GoThinkBig column]

Published 12/07/2013 on GoThinkBig This week, the Pyjarmy have been discussing that lovely, much-needed, not-at-all frustrating buffer between The Jobless and The Employed: internships. Though the mere mention of the word makes me feel like wrenching my hair into a Bonham-Carter … Continue reading