Options to Avoid Unemployment As a College Graduate

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In our modern day and age society has become accustomed to the idea that in order for you to make a decent living, you must get a good corporate job. And to get those jobs you must attend college. In some areas a bachelor’s degree isn’t enough, so a masters degree is undertaken. So society is putting a tremendous amount of pressure on students to attend college in order to find a good job. Consequently most college graduates fall into the assumption that their degree alone will qualify them for a job, and that is a huge mistake.

Most companies are looking for experienced employees. They claim that college students lack this experience and the skills that come with it, such as communication & quantitative skills. Yet students can not get the experience without being hired, and a snowball effect is seen as students don’t get the jobs they want due to the experience they lack, without even having the opportunity to accumulate it.

Last year the jobless rate among college graduates has more than doubled from a year ago to 4.3 percent. Almost 2 million college graduates are unemployed and a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers predicts companies will hire 22 percent fewer graduating seniors than they did last year.

Well, if nobody wants to hire you for whatever reason it may be, what are your options? You don’t want to go back to working for minimum wage, you don’t have the capital to invest in a franchise or start your own business on Main Street. So what else is there? Why not go for the biggest market in the world, the Internet. Online there are thousands of job opportunities and other ways to generate an income. If you want to start your own business, be your own boss, online it will cost you a fraction of what it would on Main Street. And here is the best part, the Internet is recession proof, the effects of the current global economic situation are minimal in the World Wide Web. Also, online you will be able to find a job that fits you, you can look to do what you like to do, and from wherever you choose to do it. Break out of the pattern; catch up with the rest of the world. The old fashion way of getting a job and earning an income is not the only way. Do your due diligence, don’t get stuck with the rest of the over 2 million graduates that are headed to unemployment. Because you do have skills and a knowledge base that is ready to be applied somewhere and somehow, all you have to do is open yourself to all the possibilities.

Source by Gian Luis Pereyra

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