The Job Seeker's Tale

My name is Sophie Talneau. I'm 28. I graduated from one of the best business schools in France — yet I've been unemployed since 2001. Only a few years back, I would have been considered a problem child, slightly on the margins of society, and I would probably have been deemed responsible for my own situation. Unfortunately, today 22.5% of French youths under 25 are looking for a job. So my only fault is to be part of a generation that's out of luck. Yes, I belong to the most educated age cohort ever and at the same time, paradoxically, to...

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