Concerns raised over young people's job hunting 'fears'

Most young people find it "challenging" to look for a job, or even be invited to interview, new research reveals.

A survey of 16- to 24-year-olds found the biggest problems were trying to obtain a job interview, and how to "stand out" from other jobseekers.

Totaljobs said vacancies on its website were up by a fifth over the past year, but applications were increasing by at least as much.

Almost two out of five of the 4,100 people polled said they would value more relevant work experience, while others wanted help with their CV and preparing for an interview.

John Salt of totaljobs, said: "The growth of jobs posted on totaljobs is a clear and positive sign that employers are confident about recruiting in the post-Brexit world.

"What is concerning is that so many young people have told us they are facing challenges finding a job they love.

"Our research found that many have job hunting fears, and this could be holding them back from finding work, adding to the high youth unemployment rate."

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