Young people are hardest hit by unemployment, particularly during economic recessions. They’re also at a disadvantage in job hunts: they have less work experience, fewer useful contacts and less understanding of recruitment processes. Over the last year, the OECD has been reviewing datasets on young people around the world transitioning from school to work.
As part of OECD Youth Week, we will look at what the evidence has to say, and discuss examples of effective practice from different countries focused on demystifying the recruitment process, helping students to develop their CVs/resumés and build their interview skills. The emphasis is on providing practical, evidence-driven advice to educators and career counsellors working with young people to prepare them well for the competition for work in the turbulent COVID labour market.
For more information about the OECD’s work on Career Readiness, visit: https://www.oecd.org/education/career-readiness/