This is a bad time for jobseekers from the millennial and Gen Z cohort. For millennials, they are about to enter their second global recession and for those making their first tentative steps into the job market, they couldn’t be doing it at a more uncertain time.
A recent survey of 2,000 16- to 25-years-olds carried out by the Prince’s Trust highlights just how bad it is out there. The first casualty is the dream job with more than two-thirds saying they had given up hope of ever achieving it.
Depressingly, nearly two-fifths felt they would never succeed in life and 36 per cent had lost all hope in the future. And there are endless reports in the news and on social media about young candidates who feel they are getting lost in a blizzard of applications for the few jobs that do exist and struggling to understand how they can stand out from the crowd.
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies