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Its summer time and that means new graduates and students are making big decisions for their future come the fall. The following are some great articles we have round up for the week that every educated person or even anyone considering a higher education will find very informative. Some paint a promising future for those committed to pursuing a higher education and others feature a painful truth about the tough circumstances that may continue for a lot of those who have found little payoff for their degree.
Plans for College Need Realistic Boundaries
Learn to Think If You Want to Get Hired
Graduates to Graduates: Stay Positive
Student Loans Due? Here’s What to Consider
An interesting article came out recently about zero unemployment. It claimed that the unemployment rate of certain niche degrees was 0 percent. Now of course everyone would love to graduate and find a wonderful job right away, but that’s far from reality. However, their seems to be some fields that claim their are more jobs than workers right now…hard to believe considering the economy. Students majoring in Astrophysics,Actuary Science, Pharmacology and Geophysics are said to have job offers rolling in even before they graduate. This may be true for some schools and some areas, but is certainly not the norm. Not to mention those majors are difficult and not what your typical college student dreams of pursuing. Another tricky thing to consider in the concept of zero unemployment is the fact that it does not count those students who move onto graduate school as unemployed. That is a major glitch considering that the majority of those involved in these fields go onto obtain a masters degree or higher during their education.
The point is there is really no guarantee of which education niche will land you a job right away. Even professionals in these highly sought after fields claim the abundance of jobs will change soon just like every other field as more graduates enter the job market. There may be some degrees that are safer bets than others, but the bottom line is a higher education should be worth more than it currently is no matter what the degree focus. If you are going to spend tens of thousands of dollars and dedicate four years of your life or more to specializing in something it should pay off in some way some how. That’s sadly not the case and degree is no longer a degree and education is going to have to change if we ever want to begin to fathom a zero unemployment rate.
So tell me, in today’s job market what exactly constitutes a good job for a college graduate. Or, maybe I’m using the wrong verbiage, what constitutes an appropriate job for a college graduate. Lets start with the salary shall we…. first order of business lets just make sure the job actually has a salary!
Reverence for a college graduates desire to do whatever it takes to have a successful career often becomes void because they are working towards a “possible opportunity” that really does not exist. Graduates often have faith that their hard work, networking, or being in the right place at the right time in front of the right person will override the fact that their employers only truth is that they are going to capitalize on college graduates free labor.
At this point the whole unpaid internship or volunteer job shadowing game is quite disgusting. As bad as most people do want to work, and do want to obtain legitimate job skills that will make them an asset to the company of their choice, this choice does not make their bills vanish into the abyss of paid in full land!
Student loan debt: The overvalue (and underuse) of higher education
Graduates can’t pay off their loans because too many take too little of use from their higher education
By Peter Morici
After you complete that coveted degree you have taken more classes than you can count and some you probably do not even remember. Everyone has to take those core requirement basic classes that are at times meaningless. If they are going to make those a requirement then certainly they can add one more class to the list. The class would be mandatory during your final semester and would save graduates a lot of money and heart ache. This is why we go to school, to make a better life for ourselves and further our lives after graduation. It only makes sense that they at least give you some clue of how exactly to go about doing that during life after college. So here it is the new class JOBS AFTER COLLEGE 101…
This class would feature four essential parts:
1) Successful resume building
2)Locating and applying for jobs that are worthy of your education
3)Successful interviews and why the old saying “just show them how much you have to offer” doesn’t cut it anymore.
4) Finally what you will face and have to overcome as you manaever throught the job search and employment process.
-Be ready to face rejection
-Be prepared to live on almost nothing
-Be prepared to have your education devalued and not be offered fair pay
-Be ready to face the fact that college was only half the battle.
At least this class would tell them the truth and prepare them for a not so warm greeting into the job market.
It’s so funny what happens to our plans post graduation. You can plan the route that you will take to earn your degree, however the plan regarding what happens after the degree is earned apparently is still a mystery. I say this with confidence only because what I have experienced post graduation is in direct alignment with the multitudes of people who have the exact same story. This blog is not an invitation to become addicted to your story of becoming a casualty to the gap between the education system versus the reality of the current state of employment opportunities for college-educated individuals. Look at this blog as a sounding board to vent, share the facts, and we can empower each other. I do know beyond any doubts there is a significant gap that exists in society for those who have earned their degree and I refuse to accept mediocrity as a substitute for the tangible results that we have worked very hard to obtain. So, I personally welcome all the tenacious ex lovers of the archaic education rat race…
Published Monday, April 23, 2012 12:14 AM
Job search grim for college graduates
By HOPE YEN
Half of New College Grads Jobless or Underemployed
According to a new report by the Associated Press, the grim economic outlook for young graduates isn’t improving anytime soon.
By COURTNEY SUBRAMANIAN |
Sheryl Nance-Nash, Contributor
FORBESWOMAN | 4/23/2012 @ 1:51PM |959 views
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