This is definitely a bit of a rare and unusual post, compared to those you're used to seeing on here - but it's something that is quite important to me, especially as I'm in my final year of university.
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The United Colours of Benetton through the UNHATE Foundation have launched the Unemployee of the Year campaign in order to try and support the growing number of unemployed youths across the globe. The aim is to change perceptions of unemployed young people and try to sustain 100 projects submitted from all over the world.
As a student at the best university in Scotland, I should be able to rest easy assuming that I'll graduate and walk right into a job - but it's becoming clearer over the last few years that it really couldn't be further from the truth. I know that if I don't go away and do a masters after this, my degree will be, pretty much, of no use to me. Most of my friends graduated last year, and only a few of them have managed to get themselves into the working world already. My best friend has completed her masters and is absolutely despairing over the lack of availability of decent jobs available. It's really frustrating!
The Unemployee of the Year project wants to change the negative stereotype of unemployed young people into a positive one and close the gap between the generations - just because someone is unemployed, doesn't mean they're not an amazing young person with heaps of potential.
Have you come across the Unemployee of the Yeah campaign? Are you currently over-qualified, but unemployed? Are you struggling to find a job without higher education, but know you've got the skills and talents to do amazing things? ♥