Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Ben Rosen says if you want a job, socialise (online)

    Graduates need not be disturbed by the lack of jobs around - they should just carry on tweeting.

    Recruiter Ben Rosen, 34, says that their best chance of success is to keep doing what comes naturally to them: hanging out on social media websites. He tells People: "Social media could be the way forward for some. It is a new industry that raises a company's profile and young people know how to do it anyway. Many already blog, have Facebook accounts and tweet. They can turn their pastime into a profession."

    Originally from Hull, Mr Rosen moved to Manchester when he was 15 and then to London 11 years ago. Shortly after founding his London-based company, Inspiring Interns (inspiringinterns.co.uk) 18 months ago with five fellow Jews from Manchester, he won the BT Essence of the Entrepreneur 2009 award.

    "Ours is a mutually beneficial solution for the graduate, who is looking for a foothold in the job market, and the company, which benefits from inexpensive trainees. Nearly 70 per cent of students we place get offered a job."

    He explains why social media marketing is so successful: "Advertisements convince 10 per cent of readers to buy, but online recommendations from friends can yield a 44 per cent conversion rate. No company can ignore that."

People

Vivienne Glaser shows off her charitable strokes

Candice Krieger

Vivienne Glaser shows off her charitable strokes
People

Rivkie Baum creates a plus-size fashion magazine

Candice Krieger

Rivkie Baum creates a plus-size fashion magazine
People

Marilyn Kernoff finds therapy through painting

Candice Krieger

Marilyn Kernoff finds therapy through painting
People

Yehuda Gruenfeld leads Israel's Euro chess debut

Candice Krieger

Yehuda Gruenfeld leads Israel's Euro chess debut
People

Jonathan Young hopes to become music's next big...

Candice Krieger

Jonathan Young hopes to become music's next big...
People

Asaf Rozin helps you to shop... using your phone

Candice Krieger

Asaf Rozin helps you to shop... using your phone
People

Roy Etherton will finally stage his play on ant...

Candice Krieger

Roy Etherton will finally stage his play on ant...
People

Mike Reinstein returns to his roots with a debu...

Candice Krieger

Mike Reinstein returns to his roots with a debu...
People

Pamela Oland gets a royal reception for her work

Candice Krieger

Pamela Oland gets a royal reception for her work