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Every news source seems to be reporting the same now that summer is here. More bad news for job seekers! Except this time its so bad even high school students can’t find temporary summer jobs. The lack of of seasonal employment is said to be at its lowest since World War II! How is any educated professional or recent graduate expected to find a job when even simple seasonal employment cannot be found? Something is terribly wrong and its just getting worse. Seems like its slowly trickling down to every workforce group. There are countless numbers of students set to start or return to college in the fall, but how can they justify that in this market. Of course many will feel its best to ride this out while getting an education. It could be that for some the better choice could be just forgoing the debt they will accumulate and college. What do you think? Would you start college in the Fall?
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!
How many times have you heard how overqualified for a job you are? Is it just me or does the term “overqualified” sound like that annoying overplayed single on all the radio stations from an overexposed pop artist. However, isn’t it ironic once you finally land a job it only barley pays some of the bills? Yet, in this job after college you find yourself working harder than you ever have, for much smaller than you’ve ever had. Its official you have transcend from the “IT JOB” goal, to just having the “A JOB” reality.
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Article by: ASHLEY BRAY , Star Tribune Updated: April 19, 2012 – 11:27 PM
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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
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