For South Africaâ€
It is frustrating, hey. I have been job hunting since 2012 but here I am, still unemployed. I sent my CV to retail stores, private companies, everywhere.Â The problem is that if you want a job, you either have to bribe or know someone who will hook you up and if you are like me and donâ€
I have been looking for 18 months now in the banking sector because I studied business management. There are jobs but the chances of getting those jobs are very slim because of nepotism in many companies, if not all. I think that is why we not getting any. With agencies we can get jobs, even though they are also exploiting people. But now the government wants to close them down but Iâ€
Getting a job is not easy if you are not a motivated young person. But I do not think I will struggle getting a job because I want to go into the business side of music which South Africa has failed to do. In the meantime, I am also a motivational speaker, I do a lot of volunteering and I have been collecting letters of recommendation, certificates. All those papers are going to help me get a good job and God is by my side, he shall see me through. The government should play its part in terms of job creation, I feel it is not trying hard enough. Regardless of the economy, the youth stands a chance of getting a good jobs, we must not focus on the economy but on the positivity of our mentality and make things happen on our own.
I want a job, so many young people do, but weâ€
Job searching is so stressful, for instance, it has been a year and a couple of months now, but I have not found anything yet. I have been applying online and going to companies myself. I mostly get told there is no more space or I do not have enough experience. How are we going to get experience if they refuse to hire us? Imagine, going to these places to submit CVs or for interviews costs a lot of money which I borrow from family members. I am starting to feel like a burden. I want to be a salesman so I am currently selling a few designer clothes just to get by. The poor economy is making jobs even scarcer, but the government should fulfill its promise of creating jobs.
The biggest challenge among the youth is unemployment but I am lucky because when I go for interviews they usually like me because I am not shy, so eventually I will get something. Jobs are scarce yes, but I think many people use that as an excuse because they are lazy to search, just waiting on people to hook them up. I am taking my CV everywhere, and I have a few promises including from Wimpy. So applying is the best you can do, regardless of the economy or other obstacles. I am also planning to go back to school in July. The government should help the youth that is qualified get good jobs because some of them have degrees but they work in retail stores