Unemployment has dropped but the graduate market hasn’t fully recovered (Guardian Careers)
In the week when we hear that UK jobless figures have fallen to their lowest rates since 2008, Charlie Ball (Deputy Director of Research at HECSU) reports in the Guardian Careers that the graduate job market has some way to go yet.
Marks & Spencer offer free online business course (BBC)
The growing popularity of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) continues as Marks and Spencer enters the online education market. In conjunction with Leeds University, their business course uses case studies from the company’s archives. The BBC reports on the story.
Social work makes its debut in graduate employers list (Guardian)
The social work profession has been represented for the first time in the Times list of top 100 graduate employers, as fast-track scheme Frontline is the highest new entry at number 76 in the league table. The Guardian gives the full details.
Walmart VP resigns over CV lie (HR Grapevine)
A warning to all our clients who may be inclined not to tell the absolute truth on their CVs: HR Grapevine reports on the story of Walmart VP, David Tovar, who has resigned following the revelation that he lied about his educational achievements.