I won't pay ya, no way, why don't you get a job?
July 30, 2009 12:53 AM Subscribe
18 year old Australian introverted indoorsy uni drop-out seeks employment in recession. No qualifications (a business cert from school), no drivers license, no skills (maybe typing), no experience, no references, limited public transport. What now?
posted by b33j to Work & Money (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is for my son. I want him to get a job now that he's dropped out, and he understands that he must, but where does he start?
Can he access (Australian) government job placement assistance even though he's supported by his parents? Who's that with? (A long time ago, it was the CES.)
He's certain that he would be bad at anything involving people, ie customer service, sales, waiting tables. I tend to think this attitude would bugger up his interviews but I don't know how to change it, or if I should even try.
I'm prepared to help pay for him to upskilll, but I'm worried he will drop out (again) and waste my cash. It's all very well to say he can pay me back, but without a job, that's just funny.
Suggestions for his action, and for me to encourage him without demoralizing him, please?