Young adults lack confidence about job prospects

Young adults in the 18-24 age bracket are most unsure about their career prospects, according to new research carried out by recruitment consultant Hays.

Their study found that over 20% of the group remained unconfident that they’d secure a job over the coming year, whereas just 14.7% of 25-34 year-olds felt the same.

Commenting on the findings, Hays UK & Ireland managing director, Nigel Heap, said: “Although the recession is now behind us, not everybody is enjoying renewed confidence in the jobs market.

“It suggests that those leaving education and entering the workforce need more support in the early stages of their career, such as vocational training and career advice at school and university, which hopefully would give them a greater ability to succeed.”

As a London-based personal coach, I, Anne Taylor, think that everyone deserves to feel confident in their professional capabilities– everyone has the ability to become who they want to be.

One reason for the lack of confidence in young adults may well be as a result of change – leaving college or graduating from university can often be a scary period defined by a vagueness or unknowing of what you really want most. But change can be a good thing, as change enables us to find out who we are and what we want out of life. 

Change coaching is just one great method of finding out how we react in different situations and how to deal with change positively. While it may seem like you don’t have the solution, my questions during these sessions are chosen to empower you to find the answers within. Working out what’s best for you helps to realise your full potential, along with both supporting and encouraging the acquiring of future opportunities.

If you’re based in London and would like to find out how I can be of benefit to your personal life and career, please feel free to get in touch. You can do so by either calling 0203 151 6830 or emailing me at