And the recession makes it even worse. I know a lot of promising, talented young creatives who are on the street right now. Some of them already for more than half a year. It really makes me sad, because it reminded my of my own desperate situation where I was in during the recession before (about 6 years ago).
But sometimes, and it's very rare, one of these young creatives who were jobless for some time, finally get a break. One of them is Sjoerd Verbruggen, a very witty guy from Holland who already showed some real talent a couple of years ago. He had a lot of bad luck during his career but this week the tables have turned: he started at Saatchi & Saatchi in Amsterdam. You can see his portfolio here.
I know that (besides being talented) he's been very lucky to get a chance like that in these difficult times. But it's hopeful to see an example that determination still pays off...