Mary Portas, One Life: Over to YOU

17 March 2009

Mary Portas 

Each week in Grazia, Mary Portas talks one reader through an issue in their life. But now it's over to you to offer Lauren some advice. Read her letter below and let us know if you've ever been through something similar or can give our girl some wise words of wisdom.  

Should I just give up and go travelling?

'I'm just coming to the end of a six month internship in the cosmetics industry, but there's no prospect of a paid position afterwards. I've been applying for other jobs, and getting down to the last few, but I'm always beaten by someone with 'more experience'. To be honest, I feel like giving up and going abroad to sit out the credit crunch - it just seems impossible for graduates like me to get a break at the moment. What should I do?' - Lauren, 25, London  

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