What is the main factor that allows one young person to find a job while another remains unemployed?

Around 40% of unemployed people in the UK are aged 16-25. Which raises the simple question, how do the other 60%, who do find work, actually manage to do it?

Is it down to their skills, their personality, their location, or maybe just plain luck?

All these factors obviously have an effect on whether a person gets a job or not, but it appears that the main answer centres on the fact that those who get work tend to have the ability to identify their personal strengths as well as the key skills employers are looking for.

And they then use those two attributes in their job application and job interview.

Of course, to be able to do this young people need confidence and motivation – which incidentally are also qualities that employers today invariably look for.

So in effect young people who get jobs give employers what they want: an appearance of confidence and motivation. Not too much, of course (no one wants to employ an over-confident young person), but just the right amount for the employer to think – this young person could be ok in our business.

It is with this thinking in mind that we’ve produced a pack which provides young people with the tools to find their first job after leaving school. It is suitable both for those who have already gained some work experience or even those who have held a job for some time.

The pack also shows that if we can only identify the various options available to us we can make a decision based on our desires, strengths and talents.

The whole job hunting process is covered, from speculative applications, employment agencies, job centres, newspaper job lists, etc, through to CV preparation, interview techniques, interview follow-ups, etc.

This resource is available as a hard copy or an ebook and free sample pages are available on our website.

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