Part-time work a good option for youngsters, says expertA senior consultant from CV-tailoring firm The Write Stuff has advised young job seekers to consider taking up part-time work to help boost their future employment prospects.

With concerns about the strength of Britain's jobs market growing, Peter Panayotou explained that previous part-time experience is becoming increasingly important to employers and stressed the importance of taking advantage of such opportunities.

"It's always better to be doing something than nothing at all," he said. "Part-time work is a good way of filling in those gaps and basically convincing potential future employers that you are wanting to go out there."

Mr Panayotou implied that older individuals who find themselves out of work should also consider positions other than full-time jobs, as large gaps on CVs can often provide cause for concern for companies.

Earlier this week, a study carried out by M&S Money revealed that a large proportion of eight to 18-year-olds are keen to find a job as soon as possible to give them a head start.

Posted by Ross George