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Business: 5 Reasons to Employ College Graduates with No Experience

Updated on November 9, 2011


ツ★ I write this for all the frustrated College Graduates around the world:

Everyone in life once had a first job and in most cases this was the foundation of their career as it gave them a lot of experience. It’s very frustrating for College students/graduates with good grades to be turned down for a Job, due to “lack of experience.” They have to start somewhere.

I share below 5 reasons why Employers should consider giving them Job Opportunities:

“The figures showed that graduate unemployment had risen faster - from 10.6% to 20% - than unemployment for the UK as a whole (5.2% to a high of 7.9%).”

BBC News - 2011

a) They can bring creative Ideas to your business which can help boost turnover. Mark Zuckerburg, founded Facebook with his friends when he was a teen. I bet if some of you employers could have forseen that, you would have given him a scholarship throughout college, with a job and a car to work for you immediately afterwards. Common now, be honest. (◕‿◕)

b) Stability in your company. The likelihood of them jumping ship within even 6 months of working for you will be slim because they are just getting to know the ropes. Most employees settle down in their first job, for a couple of years – so any training you invest in them, will not be wasted. I stayed in my first job which was "Administrative" for 8 years.

c) You don’t need to pay them a high salary. I am not implying they should be taken for granted and being paid $3 or £3 per hour, but it is a known thing in the employment industry, that people get paid a higher salary, if they have more experience.

d) Give Back - Repay the opportunity given to you. At a time in life, you were given an opportunity of a first job. If it gives you cause for concern, offer a probation period of about 3 months. At least you gave it a try.

e) Finally, It looks good for your Business. You are doing something good for the economy. In UK, Lord Alan Sugar is one one of many who takes on apprentices.

Please give College Students & Graduates an opportunity, as stated earlier:

✰♡* They have to start somewhere. *♡✰


Lord Alan Sugar ~ Famous Phrases: "Your Fired" or "Your Hired!"


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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stars439

      True - They do work hard, burning the midnight oil and sometimes paying their way through College.

      Best Wishes to you.

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      stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A wonderful Hub, and nobel cause because graduates work so hard to get threw school , and college. Your so right in wanting the graduates to have work. God Bless You Precious heart, and your precious family too.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Prasetio - Thanks so much. I appreciate you stopping by. Enjoy the weekend too. :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. You come up with wonderful tips for the fresh graduate to get the job outside. Thank for share with us. Rated up (useful, awesome and interesting). Have a nice weekend!


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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      Awwwwwwww!! Thanks for the prayers and the big hug!!! And - thanks for your quick response, it's encouraging as I head out for my part time work, right now. Talk with you later and hope you have a fantastic day!!!

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Support Med

      Such a touching Comment. I hope with all my heart you meet someone who will give you an opportunity. I know you are such a lovely person. I pray God puts you in the right place at the right time for someone to find you and give you that opportunity.

      As things are difficult in life, I promise you there are still some people in life, that opportunities seek them, while they were minding their own business. May you be one of those.

      Please keep your positive attitude. Soon when you get that beautiful job, you will start encouraging others about what you went through, how you coped and how you became a success.

      ((Big Hug))

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Ruby, I hope it improves too before people start compromising themselves because they are so financially hard-up. Thanks for stopping. Best Wishes.

      ** Hi Dexter - Thanks so much for sharing it with others. I'm glad you stopped by.

      ** Raakachi - I appreciate your support Raakachi. Thanks for stopping.

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      Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

      New grads are definitely facing difficulties becoming employed nowadays. Your psyche must have been tuned in because I am actually facing this right now. Although I'm working on a part time basis, it's not enough, and getting employed for what I went to school for has been a definite challenge, sometimes very frustrating. The part time work I'm doing is what I was doing even before I went to school. Although I am able to use some of what I was trained for, a lot of my training is not being utilized in my current job assignment, not to mention the financial strain because it is only a part time job. So many emotional ups and downs. Well, I'm not giving up, even though it's been months really. Wishing all new grads the best.

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      raakachi 6 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

      Hello, Lady_E , nice meeting you on a very enthusiastic hub for those who wants to fire, provided if they are given a good opportunity. All the five reasons you have given are note worthy. Congrats!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

      Hi Lady_E! Good advice. Younger people need a start in the workforce. I will provide this hub to those that have forgotten this in hopes that they will give someone a chance.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Good advice Elena. Young educated people are full of enthussiasm and bring bright ideas to any workplace, But many are having difficulty finding jobs, hopefully it will soon improve...Thank you...

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      @Dinkan - Thanks for your support. I hope the situation improves in every continent. Glad you stopped by.

      @Vladimir - Thanks Vladimir and I hope you continue to make progress in your Job. Best Wishes.

      @Katrinasui - Nice to see you again. Thanks for stopping.

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      katrinasui 6 years ago

      Very encouraging hub. keep up the good work.

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      Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Encouraging Hub, thanks. I am glad I do not have to look for job.

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      dinkan53 6 years ago from India

      Reflecting the sluggish economy and increasing unemployment rate college graduates are facing one of the tightest job markets now a days. recent college graduates are increasingly turning to temporary employment for the first time. I agree with you and requesting through this comment:

      "to all you business owners, give a new graduate one chance to prove themselves".