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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!
New Graduate? No Job? Become an Entrepreneur
8:59 AM, Apr 17, 2012 | 0 comments
Recent college graduates face a tough job market. (AP)
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As I sit here awaiting for an internal mental implosion the recurring theme that plays in my head as I make goo-goo eyes at my beautifully framed Maters Degree is, I did not go to school for this! You network, intern, work hard in school and even harder for our employers and at the end of the day you graduate underemployed or not employed at all.
Just a few years ago jobs where plentiful…but what does that really mean to us today? Really think about it…according to recent studies a young person drops out of high school every 26 seconds. Yet, how many people have completed their higher education journey and are still currently underemployed if employed at all? Does this directly correlate in any way shape or form to our drop out rate?
What is so amazing through my journey I have encountered so many people with the exact same parallel of issues despite gender, race, or socio economic background, degree of study, professional background or past work experience. Why are so many people singing the same song despite endless efforts, networking, trying to get your foot in the door, window, roof…whatever it takes, even getting to know someone on the inside of the organization who can help you. We even stoop to becoming the Human Resources department personal frustration outlet! All in the name of being able to pay our bills on time, we do all those things and even more..
Educated, Now What?????????????????????????????????????????
Today’s economy has drastically changed the lives of people and a lot of the systems we trusted for years to benefit us. The job market is tough and few jobs are even available. However the number of educated individuals and graduates continues to climb. This makes for a disastrous situation for an already struggling job seeker. A college degree has long been seen as a step towards bettering one’s self and career potential. We go to college, spend countless hours in class and studying and hope to make it through those years with a credential that will gives a step up in life. Today it seems all that hard work and those credentials are becoming less and less valuable. Companies now offer jobs that require a college degree and yet pay around $12 an hour if you are lucky. Even law students are having trouble finding work so it seems no field of study is guaranteed anymore. We are here for educated struggling to find work, a purpose and at some point reassurance that their education is worth something. We want to gather all of those in a similar situation and invite them to share their stories, network with each other and realize they are not alone in this search for results. A college degree used to be the credential that put you above the other candidates and an advanced degree meant you were a sure thing. Today it just means you are one of the hundred or maybe thousands of resumes that have been sent in for a job that probably doesn’t even require a degree.