Unemployment and Social Instability

Unemployment and Social Instability

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Dear Applicant

We regret to inform you that your application was unsuccessful. Due to the high number of applications we received, we are unable to provide you with feedback at this point in time. We wish you the best of luck with your future career.

Sincerely,

The recruitment team

Inside my head right now (Credit: H Wiken) Inside my head right now (Credit: H Wiken)
Have you ever been unsuccessful in a job application without ever knowing why?
Have you ever felt demotivated by failing repeatedly?
Light in blinding darkness (Credit: H Wiken) Light in blinding darkness (Credit: H Wiken)

Touch to unlock screen

The bright light of a mobile phone can be blinding in a dark room, but you keep checking. Checking for good news, news that never arrives.

Roadblocks, obstacles, challenges.

They are all variations of a theme, but how we respond to rejection can differ. From mild to extremes, the process of finding a job can be difficult. For the youth of today facing an increasingly competitive and global labor market, the task in not simple. Waves of rejection can come crashing against them, and like rock - the waves slowly wear them down.

"I should have acted differently."

"I could have been better."

"I am not good enough."

Demotivation that leads to a lack of hope, non-participation, and a future without meaningful work. Without options, it is like water dripping on a bonfire.

This is a global trend, and the number of those becoming unemployed globally in 2017 is alarming. (Credit: Telenor) This is a global trend, and the number of those becoming unemployed globally in 2017 is alarming. (Credit: Telenor)

The magnitude of the problem

Currently, there are over 71 million youth in unemployment. Together they could create the 20th largest country in the world, ahead of countries such as France and the United Kingdom. The issue is not a local phenomenon, it is a global disaster.

Imagine the children who grow up without any way of achieving their dreams, their careers cut short by one simple answer:
"Sorry, we don't have any jobs for you."

Figures from the International Labor Organization (ILO) 2017
Are you waiting too? (Credit: H Wiken) Are you waiting too? (Credit: H Wiken)
You are not alone
When feeling the effects of short, medium and long term unemployment it may be hard to remain hopeful.
However, there is hope, because you are alone;
We are right here with you.
Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this potential into meaningful change.
Mohammad Yunus
A digital future means helping each other across continents (Credit: H Wiken) A digital future means helping each other across continents (Credit: H Wiken)

Join the movement

We all have something we are good at. Our team believes that together we are stronger, more capable and more likely to succeed.
Finding a job, is hard enough, but actually being hired is even harder. With our individual strengths we can help each other throughout the process, regardless of our current situation. Writing an application is only one step, but by using technology we can give each other advice on how to be the best version of ourselves in an interview setting. Feedback is vital, whether we realize it or not. If we do not know what we are doing wrong, how can we improve? It is through this philosophy that we are developing a platform for change, and we need your input to make it happen.
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