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Headhunter who claims to be one of 'the most viewed recruiters on LinkedIn' is branded an 'online bully' after calling under-25s without a job 'lazy little s***s'

  • Josh Harrison, from Leeds, made comments on the professional networking site
  • He said it's easier than ever to get a well paid job in the UK and there's no excuse
  • Responding to Jack Parsons, 24, who said job market broken for young people

A headhunter has been branded an 'online bully' after publicly labeling everyone under 25 without a job 'lazy little s***s'.

Josh Harrison, a director of a recruitment company who claims to be one of 'the most viewed recruiters on LinkedIn', made the comments on the professional networking site. 

The self-proclaimed recruitment guru, from Leeds, was responding to a blog post by entrepreneur Jack Parsons, 24, in which Mr Parsons said the job market is 'broken for young people'.

Josh Harrison publicly labelled anyone under 25 without a job a 'lazy little s***'

Josh Harrison publicly labelled anyone under 25 without a job a 'lazy little s***'

He said that it is now easier than ever to get a well paid job in the UK, and claimed unless people hjaclaimed that those who are young and without work are lazy. 

Mr Harrison, who says he is 'hooked into LinkedIn like the Matrix' in his bio, responded: 'Am I the only one calling bulls*** on this 'poor us' attitude that Jack Parsons and his 'crew' are pushing?

'They claim that it's difficult for young people to get into work these days, as if it's harder than previous generations.

'I'll tell you right now that it has never been easier for a young man/lady to find a reasonably well paid job in this country and I'd go as far as to say regardless of qualifications, if you're under the age of 25 and not in work without any good medical or mental health reason then you're either a lazy little s*** or you're setting your sights way too high.

'People are crying out for intelligent young people in the workplace.

Jack Parsons, 24, posted a blog saying that the job market is 'broken for young people'

Jack Parsons, 24, posted a blog saying that the job market is 'broken for young people'

'I'm not surprised us millennials are being called entitled, kids these days measure their worth in the amount of followers they have on Instagram, they get upset if they're not a CEO by 25.

'Everyone seems to want to start from the top, not work their way up, no one seems to want to get their hands dirty anymore.

'If you're young and you're not in work, it's because you either don't want to be or you're not trying hard enough, don't blame society for keeping you out of a job when we're living in the most open minded, progressive, equality-focussed period we've ever encountered.'

Self proclaimed recruitment guru Mr Harrison describes himself as 'hooked into Linkedin like the Matrix'

Self proclaimed recruitment guru Mr Harrison describes himself as 'hooked into Linkedin like the Matrix'

Josh finished his post with the hashtags #dontbealazylittles*** and #cryharder.

Jack replied in a comment, which said: 'Josh, thank you for your opinion, I'm a big believer that everyone should have freedom of speech so thank you for sharing your opinions here on LinkedIn.

'Unfortunately I've never heard or come across you before so it's certainly grabbed mine and many others attention by including in my name.

'Congratulations on your engagement on this post.'

In a blog post Mr Parsons reflected on being turned down by an employer in 2015 and said the recruitment process for young people was broken

In a blog post Mr Parsons reflected on being turned down by an employer in 2015 and said the recruitment process for young people was broken

He signed off his response with: 'I would also like to recommend you be careful on how you use your LinkedIn profile this can come across as online bullying.'

Jack, who is CEO of Big Youth Group and also digital advisor for The Prince's Trust, claims his mission is to 'change the world' by creating two million career opportunities for young people in the UK alone.

Jack said: 'I completely disagree with Josh's comments and so does 12,202 who have reached to me about the post.

Jack, who is CEO of Big Youth Group and also digital advisor for The Prince's Trust, claims his mission is to 'change the world' by creating two million career opportunities for young people in the UK alone

Jack, who is CEO of Big Youth Group and also digital advisor for The Prince's Trust, claims his mission is to 'change the world' by creating two million career opportunities for young people in the UK alone

'It's not easy for young people. Young people don't know what they don't know just like Josh does not know how to correctly position himself [on] the issues that young people face.

'Young people are labelled, misunderstood and misrepresented. They are rarely given purposeful opportunities to make a meaningful difference.

'To add, those that start out themselves are often dismissed and not given the time of day.

'Young people are however the future of society, culture, and commerce. Josh clearly has no idea around this and is headhunter for senior professionals who are probably over the age of 30.

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