A spot of advice...
It has been reported that 60% of 16-18 year olds perceive career advice provided by schools to be average at best. A concerning figure in uncertain times, with young people weighing up their options between the increased cost of a university education and the prospect of securing entry level work in such a competitive climate.
Meanwhile, many of the more experienced workers have also found themselves bewildered following redundancies, unsure about their own career options.
The recruitment market remains employer dominated, with clients able to stipulate a set of very particular search requirements. If your skills and experience do not wholly fit, the likelihood is that there is a candidate who will.
This by no means should lead to despair, but rather assist in creating a more focused job search, beginning with an honest evaluation of your career/experience so far. While specialist training can assist, relevant experience remains the priority for employers.
To learn more about how to adapt to today's recruitment market, please visit: http://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/bath/blog/get-noticed/article038244.htm
[Statistical source: Recruiter Magazine, 16 Dec 2011]