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What I learned from being a kitchen hand

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It’s a tough time for graduates and other young people in the job market at the moment. A BBC programme Up for Hire Live is exploring youth unemployment and recruitment, whilst following the experiences of four job seekers.

One of the themes that the programme explores is the perception that many young people are not prepared to do any old job in order to achieve their aspirations. Social media round ups throughout the programme revealed another side of the story. Young people ARE applying for these so-called menial jobs, but they are seen by employers as overqualified and uncommitted. Continue reading

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