- Many youth only want jobs in sport, pop culture or media, report finds
- They cannot turn up to interviews on time and do not prepare for work
- Use slang on job applications thanks to influence of texting and internet
Young people have ‘unrealistic expectations’ of the job market – with most saying they only want a job if it is in popular culture, media or sport, a damning report reveals today.
Many employers are desperate to recruit, but say they are confronted by candidates who apply for jobs in ‘text speak’ and cannot even turn up punctually for an interview, according to the report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Many young people do not read or understand the eligibility criteria for the jobs they apply for, employers said.
They lack a general understanding of employers’ basic expectations – such as what to wear to an interview, the importance of turning up on-time, and how to ‘interact’ with other people.
Many have a ‘poor knowledge’ of the company that they are applying to work for, and appear to have failed to research their potential future employer.
Others are ‘unable to answer why they want the job and what they want to do…