Conversation Topic 30 (2021)

This week's conversation topic is NEETs (not in education, employment, or training). Here are some articles and videos to check out in your free time:

Articles: NEET: Spain has second-highest percentage of young people who neither work nor study in EU | Society | EL PAÍS in English (elpais.com)

Why inexperienced workers can't get entry-level jobs - BBC Worklife

Is history repeating itself? The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on (europa.eu)

Videos: ILO survey on COVID-19’s impact on youth employment - YouTube

Solving global youth unemployment: Mona Mourshed at TEDxUNPlaza - YouTube

UK’s youth unemployment is highest in 40 years - YouTube

Podcast: An Honest Conversation with a NEET (4 years unemployed) - YouTube


Entry-level jobs - jobs at the lowest level of an organization

Internship - a period of training spent in a hospital by a young doctor in order to finish their medical qualification

Labour market - the supply of people in a particular country or area who are able and willing to work

NEET - not in education, employment, or training: used by the government to describe a young person who is no longer in school and does not have a job or is not training to do a job

Recession - a period when the economy of a country is not successful and conditions for business are bad

Résumé / CV - a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, that you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job

To juggle - to try to do two or more jobs or activities at the same time, because you do not have a lot of time

To tag - to put a tag on something, to give a name to something