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Words of Warning from a Call Centre Veteran

Words of Warning from a Call Centre Veteran

If you need a job to fund yourself through university, you might consider working in a call centre. Why not? There’s certainly nothing wrong with working in a call centre, right? Hot Rant, a blog for angry people, has a slightly different opinion on the traditional student stomping ground… 

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University Halls

University Halls

My university halls were sold to me as the jewel in the crown of my Newcastle experience.  I was fortunate enough to get my first choice of university halls and had settled on Castle Leazes.  With the promise of a huge student population of fun-loving freshers it was billed as the place to be in Newcastle.  I arrived wide-eyed and hopeful with the contents of my life stuffed into bin-bags. However, after one quick lap around my would-be utopia it became all too apparent that I had just condemned myself to a year in the place where the 1960s went to die. I had been hoodwinked.  Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit-hole, I was about to uncover the oddities hidden in this student wonderland...

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The Worst Interview Ever?

The Worst Interview Ever?

Jack Collins, the Managing Editor of AllAboutCareers, has not always been so clued up on how to nail a job interview. During his own plucky search for a career, he made some mistakes; some quite ridiculous mistakes! However, he’s learned from those blunders and perhaps you can learn from them too! What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger…

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The Tale of the Misguided Book Shirt

The Tale of the Misguided Book Shirt

Britain, as Julian Barnes famously said, is “the land of embarrassment and breakfast.” Embarrassment is embedded in the British psyche, although some people do have reason to be more red-faced than most. Editorial and marketing assistant, Maudie Powell-Tuck, shares her most embarrassing internship story. Read it and cringe…

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The Perils of Being an Enthusiastic Temp

The Perils of Being an Enthusiastic Temp

Many students get temp jobs during the university holidays. It’s a great idea. Temping is a fantastic way to earn some money and get some much-needed work experience on your CV. A word of warning though: don’t be overly enthusiastic. Hot Rant, a blog for angry people, tells us why über-keen temps often get landed with the jobs that nobody else wants…

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Six Chemists, Three Kittens & A Soaring Globe of Phlegm

Six Chemists, Three Kittens & A Soaring Globe of Phlegm

Living with your pals during your second year of university is meant to be a joyous occasion. One filled with philosophical midnight conversation, homely dinnertime gatherings and a sociable carefree buzz. My first mistake was making this assumption. My second mistake was disregarding the mysterious behaviour of my fellow housemates at the expense of a very large chunk of phlegm…

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Mini Fail: The Unfortunate Catheter Incident

Mini Fail: The Unfortunate Catheter Incident

Picture the scene: You’ve recently finished your medical degree and it’s your first day of foundation training. You’ve got your scrubs on. You look like a doctor, but you’re a little bit nervous. You want to get stuck in and prove yourself, but, most importantly, you want to get through the day without making any mistakes or any of your patients dying…

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Mini Fail: Paint Splattered Woes of an Unpaid Intern

Mini Fail: Paint Splattered Woes of an Unpaid Intern

In our brand new series, Mini Fails, we’re inviting you to share your ‘fails’ with us, specifically when it comes to internships, job applications, university or terrible jobs. Whether they’re mortifyingly embarrassing, horrifically exploitative or just downright heart-breaking, we’re all ears. So, are you sitting comfortably? Got a nice fire going in the living room? Let’s kick things off with an all too common tale of an unpaid intern… 

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