I worked in retail and then at a computer store for years during high school and college. I have seen many kids come into those establishments looking for work. They would walk in off the street with their hair covering half of their face, multiple piercings, dirty looking jeans, and ask if we were hiring. They wouldn't look me in the eye half of the time either. I would say no but we are accepting resumes. The kids typically didn't have a resume. The number of times someone came in looking like someone we could put in front of a customer were few and far between. I wonder where these kids dads were? If I had a son that needed a job I'd make sure he shaved, pressed his slacks, put on a tie, printed his resume nicely and had his pitch ready. I don't feel that bad for people when they are out of work because its basically the same as feeling bad for someone when they can't sell their car or house. They just need to lower the price of the car until the market is willing to pay for it. The same goes for getting a job. Now if you say, "but I was looking for minimum wage and I still couldn't find it" then I'd say exactly, thats why we need to repeal minimum wage laws. Elementary economics teaches us that minimum wage laws create unemployment by raising the cost of labor above market clearing rate, which creates a surplus of labor.