It wasn't necessarily directed at you in particular, Doctor, rather, it is my general advice to anyone going to interviews to seek a job. It's a subject which strikes close to him given that I'm a recent university graduate who, along with a vast number of my peers, found myself amongst the approximate 2.5 million people who are out of work in Britain at the moment. The vast majority of people that I know around my age are still out of work almost a year on (now competing with this years wave of unfortunate graduates) - after dropping probably £18000 on education only to find ourselves being turned down repeatedly for jobs stacking shelves at the supermarket, shovelling shit out of a ditch, or even kicking rocks across the road barefoot. There's plenty of younger folk on these forums that might be on the cusp of this bleak, grim prospect, so I felt like sharing some of the conclusions I've drawn over an uncomfortably long period of unemployment, despite being an incredible asset to the company I am now employed by. I know of plenty of very talented, very smart people on this very forum who are in exactly that situation and it blows chunks. That's just the post-cashpocalyptic we live in.
This post has been edited by iojnekns: 05 August 2010 - 04:06 PM