Follow Your Dreams to Find the Perfect Career

Students are known for finding it difficult to find work when they finish their course, no matter what kind of degree they leave University with. Having invested so much time, effort and money into their course over the course of the three or four years many students leave Uni knowing exactly what they want to do and where they want to live. The problem is, there aren’t always that many positions available for new graduates, and with positions at a premium and hundreds of students leaving Uni with similar qualifications every year, competition is fierce.

That means that very few students actually leave education and go into a career related to their degree. Some are very fortunate and might earn themselves a position within a company that work in their chosen sector with the opportunity to progress, but others find any job they can to make their way onto the employment ladder.

Having spent so long training to earn qualifications in a particular field, it can be very disheartening to be unable to find work in that area, leaving them with no choice but to move to another part of the country or to give up on that particular ‘dream’ job and make the most of the opportunities that are available to them.

The issue that many have about moving away isn’t necessarily the kind you would expect – that they are so attached to the area they know and love, or that they want to remain in the town or city where they went to University – but something that’s an issue for people of all ages.

Unemployment in the UK has been in the news a lot over the past few decades, with many industries in decline while others are on the up. The problem is, those that are on the up are asking for skilled employees with years of experience and not many – especially recent graduates – have that necessary experience they’re asking for. For that reason, and the fact that many companies have been forced to close down or lay off staff to cut costs, some areas have been living with high unemployment rates and figures meaning that it’s difficult to find any work in that region AT ALL, let alone in a specific industry.

Before you decide to pack up your bags and move to an area of the country where you think you’re more likely to find work, take a look at this infographic created by the online job search site Jobs Today, that lists all of the unemployment facts and figures from around the UK – including the fact that UK unemployment has dropped by 25% in the last 20 years, which should fill us all with encouragement:

Unemployment Infographic

Brought to you by Jobs Today

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