As soon as David Cameron and Nick Clegg announced their coalition plans, commentators began to speculate on the severity of public sector cuts which would be made by the men behind the 'new politics'.
Those fears seem likely to be realised after the Confederation of British Industry called for an immediate freeze in the public sector pay bill for the next two years.
Carolyn Jones, director of the Institute of Employment Rights, stated that she thinks any cuts to the public sector would hinder rather than stimulate growth.
"Public sector cuts - whether cuts in jobs, pay or pensions - will not create growth. It makes no sense. Lower pay means less spending which puts the jobs of others at risk," she said.
Jobseekers should not fear too much however. The cuts have not been officially tabled yet and may not be as damaging or far reaching as some commentators have predicted.
Remaining positive is the best way to approach a jobs search and the public sector still has a lot to offer workers.