Have more realistic outlook

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 29 July, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 29 July, 1995, 12:00am

I REFER to the report headlined, 'Thwarted graduates forced to go abroad', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on July 18.

I don't think that the report reflected the full picture as regards the 'unemployment situation'.

I don't think sending 20 applications without receiving any job offer is very unusual for most fresh graduates, as these graduates have virtually no work-related experience; 20 letters is not a big deal.

This also happens when there is a boom economy. Moreover, the number of application letters sent is meaningless simply seen in isolation.

It would have been more sensible for the graduate in question, Mr Daniel Chow Kai-nam, to have a more sensible evaluation of himself and his job-hunting techniques, before blaming the economy for his inability to get a job.

In 1991, I graduated from university.

To the best of my knowledge, many of my fellow graduates are already employed.

Getting the first job is always difficult, but it will be more difficult, if one is too choosy about things like remuneration and job satisfaction, when you are at the very beginning of your career.

AMY LAU New Territories