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Job Search / The seven biggest setbacks

1. Lack of experience

YOUNG JOB-SEEKERS SAY EMPLOYERS DEMAND EPERIENCE MANY NEW GRADS LACK

2. Age discrimination

OLDER JOB-SEEKERS SAY EMPLOYERS DO NOT ALWAYS SEE THEIR EXPERIENCE AS AN ASSET

3. No connections

A GOOD RESUME IS NO LONGER ENOUGH TO GET NOTICED, READERS SAY

4. Lack of entry-level jobs

FIRST-TIME JOB HUNTERS ARE FRUSTRATED BY THE LACK OF JOBS ON THE GROUND FLOOR

5. Fierce competition

WITH SO MANY PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK, IT IS TOUGH TO COME OUT ON TOP, JOB SEEKERS SAY

6. Skills gap

IT IS NO LONGER ENOUGH TO HAVE A GENERAL UNIVERSITY DEGREE, JOB HUNTERS SAY

7. Cutbacks

MANY INDUSTRIES SIMPLY AREN’T HIRING, JOB-SEEKERS SAY

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor 

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via The seven biggest setbacks for job hunters – The Globe and Mail.

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