Saturday 06 Feb 2010
It’s a ballsy move starting a business when you’re young,” a senior careers professional recently told me. “I’d be keen to know how it works out.”
Ballsy or smart? In today’s labour market where applicants are many and jobs few, the odds are stacked against people gaining work in their preferred field.
In the wake of the recession recent graduates are finding it even harder to find placement this year, confirms Dale Bailey, area manager, Northern Career Services Rapuara. “There is I think an interest in employers to get a quick start on the recovery. Employers are thinking about how long it will take to get you up to speed, so people with skills and experience may look more attractive to a potential employer,” he says.
It’s a catch 22 – no experience, no work. No work, no experience. However a lack of experience doesn’t have to be a barrier to employment – not if you employ yourself.