While training and coaching jobseekers, I find the same core problems repeat: poor literacy, IT & communication skills.

Many jobseekers have no CV, no idea how to use the internet to source work and frequently don’t own a diary to organise their search.

We need to make sure that children and teens know how to use the internet for more than just entertainment, and get them into the habit of enjoying creating their CV from an early age – because when it comes to a crisis and they don’t have one they are severely disadvantaged.