Well, I’m back from the USA now, and the news in the UK media has been about the recent report showing that unemployment is still on the rise. A quarter of the 528,000 people who have been out of work for more than a year are less than 25 years old. There are thousands of school and university leavers who are just now entering the job market and finding it particularly tough.

However, one good thing to do if you find yourself in this situation is to look for extra skills or experience that can differentiate you from other applicants and make you stand out to employers. You can do this by looking for training courses which are relevant to the work you want to do (for example, you might consider a course on computer skills) or by trying to get some volunteer work to get you experience in the industry.

The market is so difficult now for those looking for work that even this may not be enough to get a job immediately. However, those that have spent the time bettering themselves will be the ones to benefit when the job market picks up.

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