LATEST figures released show that unemployment has risen to over 2.5 million.
Figures released by the office for National Statistics also show that one of the highest unemployment rates for the 16-25 age bracket is right here in Lincoln, at 4.8%
With work already hard to come by, these latest figures mean that it will be harder than ever before for people of all ages to find employment.
So what about students?
Jessica Shields, the student employmennt co-ordinator at the University’s job shop says that they are doing all they can to help students and graduates get into work:
“We probably see about 100 – 200 students every week, with queries varying from quick questions about a job to help researching jobs, and we do all we can to help by arranging regular meetings with students.”
Jessica explains that students are in such a rush, worrying, trying to find a job, that they end up sending out a lot of CV’s but don’t necessarily send them to the right people. This means the CV’s usually go un-noticed.
“Students place a lot of focus on quantity of applications and not quantity. We run a duty, where you can talk to a careers adviser on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. We also help with CV writing, covering letters but also making speculative applications as well.”
So while the facts and figures may look poor, there is always help available for students on the look out for a job.