Internet 'provides job advice' for aspiring workers

07-01-2009

Internet 'provides job advice' for aspiring workers
Get-ahead people across the UK are now using the internet to help them find careers because they did not receive good advice when they were younger, a new survey shows.

The research from City and Guilds found that 23 per cent of respondents are going online for information about jobs.

One in five workers also said that they have needed to retrain or re-skill because they received unsatisfactory careers advice.

Over half said information they were given at school was not good enough.

Judith Norrington, director of policy at City and Guilds, said: "The economic downturn is set to compound this further as employees need to adapt their skills to the changing needs of businesses and the labour market."

A spokesperson for ClickAJob points out that most youngsters have only a hazy idea of what kind of jobs exist in the first place.

"Schools need to do more that stream students into traditional roles," he says.

"Too many potential stars choose a predictable career path, only to find later in life that they passion is for something completely different," he continues.

"Through the internet people can discover all kinds of exciting futures - ones that arouse passion and life-long involvement – why settle for mundane when you can choose dynamite?"

England's Training and Development Agency for Schools says that there has been a 40 per cent increase in the number of people making enquiries about jobs on its online recruitment website.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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