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    I know I am only one of 2.53 million unemployed right now, but even I am starting to feel demotivated. The amount of times I check the direct.gov jobseekers page is bordering on obsessesion, and I pester my local recruitment agency for work constantly, I use the access points when I go to sign on, and I ask around in shops and supermarkets and I'm just not having any luck what so ever.

    There seems to be an increasing number of jobs paying minimum wage requiring plenty of previous experience and references even for simple things like a Warehouse Picker and Assembly Operator. :erm:

    I'm guessing this is obviously because companies, like everyone else, are feeling the pinch and would rather pay minimum wage to somebody experienced and who can work faster and be more productive..but it leaves the rest of us languishing amongst the ranks of the unemployed.

    I'm starting college on a full time course in September but I am really hoping I'm not going to be unemployed all over summer, and I dread to think what sort of peasant existence I'll be living on £30 a week if I don't find a part time job whilst I'm at college. :lolwut:

    Anyone else feeling the same right now?
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    Sperm donation?

    I honestly don't know what to say, it IS pretty impossible right now. All you can do is keep trying.
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    i'm the same, i've been trying to find a job since i left sixth form and i've had a few interviews but with no success. i check the direct gov website obsessively too, i'm constantly asking around but no one seems interested. it's really getting me down tbh, i knew it was going to be difficult but had no idea it would be this hard - my "plan" for this year was to work a lot and earn some money for september but it's not turning out the way i wanted it to!
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    you sound like me, over the past month I mustve applied to atleast 50 odd jobs, and nothing, I check the directgov page obsessively too, I really need a job now, come to breaking point! Ive applied to jobs that I should get into easily, yet always get let down, i guess its about timing and luck, and who you know? ergh.
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    i'm in the same boat, but i'm going university later on this year and reallllly need some funds to help me with it

    my advice to year 11's going onto 12, you better find a job now! or at least during the summer! sixth form is really expensive and when you're in year 13 socialising with your friends and getting into clothes, money becomes a necessity lol. I wish I had taken my own advice.
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    By the sounds of it at least you will be in full time education soon. Think of those who have left uni and are having trouble finding work.

    I've got a part time job, only 10 hours a week or so - but I love it and wish it was full time. Pay is a bit more than the dole but if I wasn't living with parents or had dependants I would really be struggling. My friends are in worse positions than me and they have good degrees.
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    (Original post by Shroob)
    By the sounds of it at least you will be in full time education soon. Think of those who have left uni and are having trouble finding work.

    I've got a part time job, only 10 hours a week or so - but I love it and wish it was full time. Pay is a bit more than the dole but if I wasn't living with parents or had dependants I would really be struggling. My friends are in worse positions than me and they have good degrees.
    where are you working? are you in university?
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    (Original post by TheBlackMonster)
    where are you working? are you in university?
    Graduate - I do part time work as a note taker for disabled students. I enjoy it as the lectures are varied (could be anything from history to medicine, they try and match you up with subjects you are comfortable with eg. related to your degree).

    Other part time work is helping care for people with learning disabilities - only just started this one.

    Both jobs together should be enough to save up for my travels/further study. Putting off getting a propper job until I have at least done some travelling. Probably wont get a 'propper' job until I'm 30 :P
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    (Original post by Shroob)
    Graduate - I do part time work as a note taker for disabled students. I enjoy it as the lectures are varied (could be anything from history to medicine, they try and match you up with subjects you are comfortable with eg. related to your degree).

    Other part time work is helping care for people with learning disabilities - only just started this one.

    Both jobs together should be enough to save up for my travels/further study. Putting off getting a propper job until I have at least done some travelling. Probably wont get a 'propper' job until I'm 30 :P
    haha that's cool

    every time i'm jobhunting, there's always jobs for graduates which annoys me because I know that when i'm a graduate there's going to be no jobs for me :|
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    I'm being made redundant come mid-april and I'm already looking for a new job.

    There's 1 job in my city that remotely matches what I do now and it's a temp job

    The dole for me for a while I think
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    (Original post by TheBlackMonster)
    haha that's cool

    every time i'm jobhunting, there's always jobs for graduates which annoys me because I know that when i'm a graduate there's going to be no jobs for me :|

    Depends on what area you graduate in. Maths/Science degrees are more employable than 'transferable' degrees in my opinion. If you have an engineering or physics degree then you can cherry pick your employer.

    I think there are 17 graduates chasing every advertised job, so even though you see them advertised, doesn't mean the job market is thriving. When you graduate, the job market may have picked up - I think 2009 and 2010 are down on record as the worst years to graduate.
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    (Original post by Shroob)
    I think there are 17 graduates chasing every advertised job, so even though you see them advertised, doesn't mean the job market is thriving. When you graduate, the job market may have picked up - I think 2009 and 2010 are down on record as the worst years to graduate.
    hopefully, 2014 job market will be better for graduates >.>
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    Same here !

    Over the last several months i've applied for countless jobs , had a few interviews but no success.

    The majority of the employers i applied to didn't even contact me at all whilst others wrote rejection letters or emails.
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    (Original post by ufo_01)
    Same here !

    Over the last several months i've applied for countless jobs , had a few interviews but no success.

    The majority of the employers i applied to didn't even contact me at all whilst others wrote rejection letters or emails.
    I've received rejection letters as well as emails, but most don't even bother returning your email. Normally I would find that very rude, but what with the hundreds of applicants they receive for every vacancy nowadays then I can hardly blame them. I'm not even lucky enough to get an interview! Oh well, here's hoping we all don't end up being broke until September comes around
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    (Original post by 21stcenturyphantom)
    I've received rejection letters as well as emails, but most don't even bother returning your email. Normally I would find that very rude, but what with the hundreds of applicants they receive for every vacancy nowadays then I can hardly blame them. I'm not even lucky enough to get an interview! Oh well, here's hoping we all don't end up being broke until September comes around
    Aww sorry to hear that , i know how annoying and frustrating it is not hearing anything I still don't think it would hurt if they sent a template rejection letter/email to all unsuccessful applicants but oh well.

    Good luck with you job hunt , hope you get something soon
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    (Original post by 21stcenturyphantom)
    I know I am only one of 2.53 million unemployed right now, but even I am starting to feel demotivated. The amount of times I check the direct.gov jobseekers page is bordering on obsessesion, and I pester my local recruitment agency for work constantly, I use the access points when I go to sign on, and I ask around in shops and supermarkets and I'm just not having any luck what so ever.

    There seems to be an increasing number of jobs paying minimum wage requiring plenty of previous experience and references even for simple things like a Warehouse Picker and Assembly Operator. :erm:

    I'm guessing this is obviously because companies, like everyone else, are feeling the pinch and would rather pay minimum wage to somebody experienced and who can work faster and be more productive..but it leaves the rest of us languishing amongst the ranks of the unemployed.

    I'm starting college on a full time course in September but I am really hoping I'm not going to be unemployed all over summer, and I dread to think what sort of peasant existence I'll be living on £30 a week if I don't find a part time job whilst I'm at college. :lolwut:

    Anyone else feeling the same right now?
    What skills & qualifications do you have? Have you had a job before? How old are you?
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    Same here. It is completely futile.
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    I live in sweden , but im having the same problem ...its quite impossible, iv had to find other ways of making money
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    (Original post by Shroob)
    Graduate - I do part time work as a note taker for disabled students. I enjoy it as the lectures are varied (could be anything from history to medicine, they try and match you up with subjects you are comfortable with eg. related to your degree).

    Other part time work is helping care for people with learning disabilities - only just started this one.

    Both jobs together should be enough to save up for my travels/further study. Putting off getting a propper job until I have at least done some travelling. Probably wont get a 'propper' job until I'm 30 :P
    Your note taking job sounds really interesting! How did you get into that?
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    I know how you feel. I try and try but nowhere. I dread think what I'll do if it's still like this when I graduate (one a half years to go...).

    Just got to keep trying/
 
 
 
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