Byline: DANNY BRADBURY
CHRIS Unsworth didn't expect to be consigned to the scrapheap at the age of 56. After working in the technology industry for 20 years, most of them in technology marketing, he thought that he'd be well positioned to find a high-profile job following his departure from Genuity, a telecommunications company that was bought out in February.
"It's been difficult to get a job," says Unsworth, who explains that he's applied for around 200 jobs since he became unemployed, 80 per cent of which have been in technology marketing.
"You feel as though you've achieved something if you get an interview," he says, explaining that he has had just nine return calls since he started applying.
While all of them have led to a second interview, they have all ended in refusal.