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We are no longer supporting ANY kind of unpaid work experience

As you know, for a long time bookcareers.com has said a two week unpaid placement is bordering on acceptable. You might have noticed that, since the beginning of the year, even these have been removed from the bookcareers.com website.  This is because we no longer endorse any unpaid work, unpaid work experience placements or unpaid internships.  This includes opportunities […]

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Summer Offer

At this time of year, when so many of you will have recently graduated, we know you are in need of specialist, impartial help with CVs and applications more than at any other time, so we’ve put our heads together and are delighted to announce that we have a summer offer on our ever-popular Employability […]

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Are Publishers Born or Made?

Are publishers born or made? Was the question asked at an insightful symposium at Kingston University where Course Directors, Lecturers, Publishers and Trade Associations (including the Publishers Association – Richard Mollet gave a brilliant presentation) and interested parties discussed the relevance of publishing degrees and education to the publishing industry. This was the first forum […]

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Over 31 people are now back in work!

That’s right, as of Friday, 29th October 2010, through our bookcareers.com Initiative (Job Club), we have successfully helped over 31 people back into work in the book industry.  Now we say ‘over 31’ because we don’t count those who didn’t come to the meetings (but had other help from us) nor the one person who […]

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The length of it is important

This is the time of year when the majority of CVs I see come from fresh graduates.  I know from experience that the Careers Guidance officers in most Universities offer CV advice, yet I repeatedly see CVs of between 4 and 7 pages long.  If you are a graduate and have no other experience other […]

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