James Howell
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I graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a 2:2 in English and History in 2012. I have been writing about student and graduate issues since I joined the Goldsmiths student paper in 2010.

I now write content for graduate-jobs.com, having previously interned at Spiked Online, MSN UK and The Huffington Post UK.

Entries by James Howell

5 Point Guide to Making Your First Graduate Summer Incredible

(0) Comments | Posted 6 August 2014 | (11:05)

Congratulations you've just graduated. You are now entering the real world with a mixture of excitement, optimism and trepidation. But do not panic, you've got a whole summer to make really special and to enjoy yourself before working for the man for the next 40 to 50 years. So you've...

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Why Graduates Shouldn't be Afraid of Recruitment Agencies but nor Should They Expect too Much

(0) Comments | Posted 6 February 2014 | (10:40)

With these increased pressures and difficulty in ensuring a graduate job, more people are turning to recruitment agencies for help. Whatuni's Luke Harper, wrote for the Independent warning Students to be cautious when using recruitment and graduate recruitment agencies in their job hunt.

The article's main argument...

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So Why Are 47% of Graduates Working Non-Graduate Jobs?

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (15:30)

The Office of National Statistics has announced that 47% of recent graduates are working in non-graduate jobs. The ONS describes these as jobs that do not require degrees, with the examples given as care workers, factory workers, sales assistants or secretaries. This strikes as quite a shocking statistic....

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The Mid-Milkround Malaise

(0) Comments | Posted 18 October 2013 | (17:07)

We are currently in the middle of the milkround. The period when graduate schemes are open and now the first flurry of applications has come and gone. The keenest and ambitious students have already drawn of their list of potential employers and sent off applications for consideration. Companies...

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Modern Interviewing Formats You Might Be Faced With

(0) Comments | Posted 27 September 2013 | (13:19)

Gone are the days of sending off a CV and then waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of an interview. Employers are starting to utilise modern technology when it comes to interviewing potential employees. Once a well-crafted CV was enough to get you through the door, now...

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Five Ways to Make Your Final Year Count

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (00:00)

Congratulations you have made it into your final year at university. If it hasn't already, the dread will kick in and you will realise that it's all coming to an end. The two previous years have flown by and what stands between you and the mortarboard is a mountain of...

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Answering That Killer Question

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (17:07)

Here at graduate-jobs.com we have been redeveloping our website. This redevelopment has given me the chance to get out there and speak to employers at some of the biggest and best companies targeting graduate employees. I have been asking what they look for in a candidate, what makes...

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Its Not All Doom and Gloom... For Some

(0) Comments | Posted 2 July 2013 | (12:29)

Yet another set of facts and figures have been released commending on the apparent upturn of prospects after graduation. The survey announces that the country's top 100 largest employers has increased vacancies by 4.6%, the highest its been since 2008. These are being accounted by openings in the public sector...

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Top Five Ways Not to Waste Your Summer

(0) Comments | Posted 14 June 2013 | (14:32)

As the summer dawns ever closer, graduates begin to surface from the library. Bleary eyed, tired but at last, finally free. After months and months of slaving away in the library, students and soon to be graduates are done with the slog of end of year exams. Liberated from all...

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The Knox Verdict has Revealed More about Western European Prejudices Than any Sort of Justice

(59) Comments | Posted 10 October 2011 | (16:30)

The verdict on Amanda Knox's appeal draw a close to the four-year-long saga of "Foxy Knoxy" but has showed more prejudices against south European states. Since the verdict was quashed on lack of evidence the western media has drawn out its knives and taken to not only the Italian justice...

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BFI London Film Festival Schedule Announced, Big Stars Named For Attendance (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted 7 September 2011 | (14:15)

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Madonna's latest directorial outing and George Clooney's new movie are to receive UK premieres at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF).

Highly anticipated adaptations of Shakespeare's Coriolanus - directed by Ralph Fiennes - and Wuthering Heights, the first to feature a...

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The Stand-off at Aldgate Tube Station was the Result of Discrimination, but not From the EDL

(2) Comments | Posted 7 September 2011 | (00:00)

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) claimed a 'victory' against the English Defence League (EDL) after managing to stop a march planned to go through Tower Hamlets on Saturday 3rd September. The UAF group are present at nearly all of the EDL's demonstrations and marches arguing that they are there...

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E-Petitions - The Good, The Bad And The Downright Odd

(1) Comments | Posted 22 August 2011 | (12:14)

What do Google, Internet Explorer 6 and Chinese lanterns have in common? They’ve all been the subject of e-petitions trying to ban them.

The government’s e-petition website was launched with much fanfare at the start of August, and labelled an opportunity for digital democracy by activists. But with...

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