For those of us old enough to remember the ‘Recession That We Had to Have’, and the employment climate of the time, this ‘Credit-Crunch’ seems to be the ‘Slow Down We Were Destined to Have’. As a graduate in the early 90’s, I can attest to the fact that there were no jobs, not for graduates, not for anyone and so ours was the generation of either conforming or reforming in the workplace.

As a gentle tip for those entering the workforce at this time, be it from school, trade qualifications or university, consider your best options and make the most of that which distinguishes you from the rest of the bunch, if you want that job. Most of all, if you don’t want that job, don’t apply: the industry is small and everyone knows everyone else – even if you don’t think so.