Why oh why have the media started labelling the young unemployed as the lost generation?
Talk about kicking them when they are down.
But more to the point it's not true.
We should be telling and showing them that a tough start does not mean the end of everything. If anything it will make you stronger and prove to future employers that you never gave up.
Yes it's crap, and I am not trying to say that there is any spiritual wealth in hardship and poverty, but the sooner that you realise the life is often going to be crap the happier you will be in the long run ( sounds crackers but it's true believe me).
So if you are young (or not) and struggling to find work then don't give up, never give up because it will come good in the end no matter how unlikely it may seem right now.