Because nobody before Gen Y graduated into a recession

Generation Y confronts economic crisis

Schwartz, 26, says he’s now more realistic about the chance of landing his dream job.

“I’m going to have to be a lot less picky,” he says. “As a new grad, I’m worried I won’t be able to get a good job right away.

“You’ll really have to be the cream of crop to even just get an interview, with the way the market is.”

But stop crying in your beer in sympathy for the poor GenYers — apparently it’ll all be okay. In theory everyone is still fighting to employ them cuz they’re so, so special.