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Youth Work

by | 11th, March 2004

‘WHILE marketers, advertisers and Tony Blairs love tapping into youth culture, those already in it know it to be a morass of pimple-pricking, sweating, fretting, hormone-driven angst.

‘Smack da bitch up, innit’

So any jobseeker wishing to be seen as young has to do more than turn their baseball cap so the brim is pointing at a right angle to the face and get real.

To fool the one in three employers who, as a survey by a recruitment firm now published in the Telegraph reveals, believe a candidate has lied about their age requires more effort.

The two out of ten jobseekers who claim they had been rejected from a job purely because of their age should not write a polite letter of complaint but lean over the interviewer’s desk and demand some ‘respect, innit’ from the ‘ho’ working for the ‘man’.

But they should not overdo things because the Telegraph goes onto say in another piece that things ‘yoof’ are not desirable per se.

The proliferation of text messaging, street slang and an impoverished education system means that many yoofs are now ‘virtually unemployable’.

Not that being labelled so would upset many yoofs, given that the tag ‘unemployable’ will, most likely, be worn with some pride.

After all, David Beckham

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