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How do you stay positive when looking for work?

17 October 2011 Last updated at 06:34 BST

The number of young people out of work has reached a record high of almost one million, according to the latest figures.

With tips on how to survive in the competitive job market, this guide taps into the advice of industry experts to explain how to develop a positive approach to looking for work.

Richard Bacon and Tina Daheley will present a week of live, interactive programmes tackling the issue of employment in Up For Hire Live, starting on Monday 17 October at 21:00 BST on BBC Three.

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Click on the video guides below for more help and advice.

How to work with customers

How to manage yourself and your time better

How to be a good team player and team leader

How to be a better problem solver and decision maker

How to fill out your CV

Guide to interviews

Guide to understanding the area you want to work in

Guide to looking for the right job