Thinking Space Paper No.15: The desire-skill model: Bringing together skills and the job market

For many NEETs, overcoming unemployment means finding a job that matches their skills and interests. However, as every applicant knows, in practice this is often much harder than it might sound at the beginning. Insufficient job preparation, self-reflection and self-assessment often lead to job rejections and frustration. The desire-skill model brings together the skills and characteristics of the NEET with the requirements of the job market. This model forms the basis for further coaching and trainings in the job placement process. The desire-skill model can be used right after the profiling module starting point.