General Article Jobseeking made tougher by 'false jobs'

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These last 18 months I have had the misfortune of being one of the many young unemployed citizens of Great Britain. In this time I have sent off hundreds upon hundreds of CVs, mainly using one of the many job sites which advertise thousands of jobs for companies who are seemingly willing to pay large advertising fees in order to get the right employee.

So why am I not employed yet? Or why, for that matter, do I rarely even receive a reply back? Is my CV really that bad? Do I lack the qualifications? Are they swamped with applications? Did I insult their mother? One possible reason is that some of these positions are filled even before they’re advertised on these job sites, either by internal promotion or by friends and family of other employees at the company.

Getting a job through a friend or family member has always been the easiest and most reliable way of finding work; after all, employers are far more likely to employ someone they know or someone who has been recommended to t...

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