It has never been a reality until now: the “Real World” you are plunged into after graduation. What’s it like? Will you survive in it? And, especially in light of the current economic crisis, will it offer all it has promised? If you’ve graduated this spring, you’re probably asking similar questions.
I toiled over every detail of how I would plan, prepare, and execute an hour-long show every week for eight months. Who would listen and why? How would I get an audience? What would this cost? I put together a portfolio of my work and sent off the very large application package. Now I wait for four months.
Move over less-important generations: JobFox’s CEO says you have to adapt to us. Next time you complain about tuition, think about all those poor Americans who have to come to Canada. Execute the Three P’s to get an entry-level job. Or just pay $15,500 for an internship at The Huffington Post.
Recessions are not all bad news for all industries. There are some sectors which typically feel relatively less pain and might even perform well during a recession. Look for industries that are healthy and get at that search.
Topics in this week’s Friday Finds include: Living a remarkable life instead of waiting for **** to happen to you. Getting noticed at work. Look fly at your next job interview, guys. And…graduation by all the top cartoonists.
Lately, similar to many others, I’ve been impacted by the brutal turn of the economy. I’ve been told several times by employers that they could not hire me, not because I am not qualified or they wouldn’t want me to work for them, but because their companies are cutting back as a result of the recession.
Topics in this week’s Friday Finds include: How to get a job with no experience in a recession. Recession survival tips for the Class of 2009. How to deal with reference checks. 10 tips for moving out of the dorm. It’s officially summer (well, for post-secondary students) so get out and enjoy the sunshine!
Post-secondary education pays, but you know what they say about Get Rich Quick schemes. Recent graduates should work hard to find jobs during a recession, but employers have to work even harder so they’ll still be considered a good option when the recession is over. And, TalentEgg is famous!
With the economic downfall continuing this summer, the summer job market is much more limited than it has been in previous years. The manufacturing sector has always been a big employer of students who want to save up for next year’s tuition and living costs, but this summer that will not be the case.
Doing something out of the box will give you something interesting to talk about and if you succeed, then your commitment and perseverance will speak to your ability to succeed at anything you set your mind to — whether it’s doing 10 Sudoku puzzles in 10 minutes or researching a new business partnership.
Some lucky future investment bankers get a $50,000 gap year, using Facebook may or may not hurt your GPA and, if that wasn’t enough, working your butt off during school to make money or gain experience could increase your risk of dropping out.
International employment offers a viable stop gap measure while graduates wait for the revival of the economy back home. Not only does it provide a means of weathering the economic storm, it also creates a worldwide network of employers and students, building an increasingly unified global village.