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Personal stories offer powerful insights and there are many different perspectives to consider.

Personal stories offer powerful insights and there are many different perspectives to consider. 
  • What stories can you share from your own experience as young job-seekers, employers, policy-makers or educators that might help strengthen our understanding of the issue?  
  • Can you recall the journey of looking for your first job? What skills, networks and support did you need to succeed? 
  • Have you ever been in the position of hiring a young candidate or working with young job-seekers as an educator, family member, social service professional or volunteer? 

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We OpenIdeo Barcelona Team, have been working focused on local Generation Y. And what we have found is that young people that is just about to finish school, don't know exactly what to study, they do not know their options, their talents, what m

Hi! We OpenIdeo Barcelona Team, have been working focused on local Generation Y. And what we have found is that young people that is just about to finish school, don't know exactly what to study, they do not know their options, their talents, what m

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We can create some opportunities in politics for youth as they have more power of thinking about how to make the world better and the youth who are not educated can be given employment in some areas where they can get enough money to full fill there

We can create some opportunities in politics for youth as they have more power of thinking about how to make the world better and the youth who are not educated can be given employment in some areas where they can get enough money to full fill there

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When I was asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" as a child, I would have never said: philosopher - organisation development consultant - systems thinker - integral coach - reiki practitioner - focused on dialogue and conversations. But i

When I was asked, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" as a child, I would have never said: philosopher - organisation development consultant - systems thinker - integral coach - reiki practitioner - focused on dialogue and conversations. But i

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At 28 I quit my full time job to freelance and ideally find a new field of work. I was a graphic designer and interested in fields ranging from journalism and teaching to ecology and even considered becoming a park ranger. 

I immediately realized

At 28 I quit my full time job to freelance and ideally find a new field of work. I was a graphic designer and interested in fields ranging from journalism and teaching to ecology and even considered becoming a park ranger. I immediately realized

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One of the big problems with being young and unemployed is that you don't have a foundation of contacts and experience that makes it easier to get a job. On top of that, many people are content to simply be unemployed. Entering a workplace is a big u

One of the big problems with being young and unemployed is that you don't have a foundation of contacts and experience that makes it easier to get a job. On top of that, many people are content to simply be unemployed. Entering a workplace is a big u

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Foster Skills is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering foster children to beat the odds, follow their dreams, and become successful, productive citizens. Foster youth have worse life outcomes than the at-risk, opportunity youth population. With

Foster Skills is a social enterprise dedicated to empowering foster children to beat the odds, follow their dreams, and become successful, productive citizens. Foster youth have worse life outcomes than the at-risk, opportunity youth population. With

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A brief overview on being a young candidate and a young employer…. hiring young candidates. More and more young people are becoming employers. Should we learn from our experience as candidates and try to create better opportunities to young job seeke

A brief overview on being a young candidate and a young employer…. hiring young candidates. More and more young people are becoming employers. Should we learn from our experience as candidates and try to create better opportunities to young job seeke

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How can we structure volunteer opportunities in a way to enhance youth skills and increase employability?  I share my experience with a Toronto-based non-profit called Endeavor.

How can we structure volunteer opportunities in a way to enhance youth skills and increase employability? I share my experience with a Toronto-based non-profit called Endeavor.

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My personal story: I was able to get food on the table by being a freelance web developer when I was 'jobless'. I am an engineering graduate and web development is something I totally self learnt from the Internet. 

I think schools should emphasis

My personal story: I was able to get food on the table by being a freelance web developer when I was 'jobless'. I am an engineering graduate and web development is something I totally self learnt from the Internet. I think schools should emphasis

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I have taken one long Gap Year (between school and uni) and several smaller ones throughout my career. With the right support and focus I find them to be re-energising and inspiring, and I have always come out with a lot more opportunities than I sta

I have taken one long Gap Year (between school and uni) and several smaller ones throughout my career. With the right support and focus I find them to be re-energising and inspiring, and I have always come out with a lot more opportunities than I sta

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Interesting article from The Economist. 

​Around the world almost 300m 15- to 24-year-olds are not working. What has caused this epidemic of joblessness? And what can abate it?

Interesting article from The Economist. ​Around the world almost 300m 15- to 24-year-olds are not working. What has caused this epidemic of joblessness? And what can abate it?

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If All would believe in what a young, innovative, fresh mind could achieve and gave proper platform, guideline and supervision, All young people All over the world would dedicate their best .This is not always the case, as so often, new ideas are vie

If All would believe in what a young, innovative, fresh mind could achieve and gave proper platform, guideline and supervision, All young people All over the world would dedicate their best .This is not always the case, as so often, new ideas are vie

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Positive role models for work have a big impact on young people: opening up their minds to different employment opportunities.  Adults with varied jobs and work ethics can speak with young people of their work and have 1-1 sessions at their workplace

Positive role models for work have a big impact on young people: opening up their minds to different employment opportunities. Adults with varied jobs and work ethics can speak with young people of their work and have 1-1 sessions at their workplace

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