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How do employers expect the youth to acquire skills if they don't hire them?

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    Nothando Dlomoposted 14 months ago

    How do employers expect the youth to acquire skills if they don't hire them?

    I am fresh out of college, I have been struggling to find work or internship because every post I have come across requires a person with a certain period of experience. Our government really has to step in and help out because if this carries on the youth might end up taking drugs and falling prey to all these demons roaming around. We can't let our precious education go to waste. Our parents worked so hard to get us into higher institutions so we could help them out. What good are we if we going to end up staying at home with our degrees and diplomas?

  2. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
    bradmasterOCcalposted 14 months ago

    It has been that way forever. There was a brief time when companies would honor your degree to get you employed. But these degrees were mostly in the technology area.

    The situation won't get any better if they go to a minimum pay of $15 an hour. At that rate they want people that have experience doing the job.

    imo, Industry needs to be the driving force in K-12 and college curriculum. That is if you believe education is to get you a job,rather than a degree.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image88
      dashingscorpioposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Excellent point!
      Too many people believe just having a degree will open doors. Not all degrees or colleges/universities garner the same respect from the business community.

  3. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 14 months ago

    While I can understand your predicament, it is not the government's responsibility to find you a job or career. This is one area in which I think many recent voters will be disappointed. It is solely the job/career seekers responsibility to find or CREATE the job or career that suits them.

    Employers want whatever they want and many times you may think you are what they want or need only to find it to not be true. This is life. Sadly, life will get harder for a large number of Americans as computers and other things reduce the number of jobs and careers in America. Heck, it's possible that a basic wage for some Americans may become reality a couple decades or so from now. The only things you can do is keep trying to get someone to "accept" you or create your own business. The choice is yours. Nothing is easy whether you go the traditional route or start your own business.

    Another important thing is to simply be aware, take stock of your knowledge, skills, and talents and ask yourself if they will still be in demand 4 or more years later. If not, you need to adapt so that your lifestyle and finances don't nosedive. Too many Americans do not think about this at all and are blindsided into financial oblivion when the proverbial shite hits the fan.

    If your parents even implied that you must help them out in exchange for them helping you go to college, I find that insulting. Love and care should come from an internal desire, not an external demand. They are the ones who created you, they are responsible for you...up to a certain point that is. Many people of all ages are staying at home longer. This is very common in other cultures but an ego blow here in the states.

    If home is where you must stay, all you can do is make the most of it. Save as much money as you possibly can, ensure that you don't do stupid things with your credit, and begin saving for your own retirement unless you want to imply to your own children that they must take care of you when you get older when that responsibility truly should be your own.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Express, while it may be somewhat true what you say. But the government has created the problem with their mucking with education. They should be more in tune with people using education to get a job rather than the old Greek education which was for

  4. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 14 months ago


    One of the keys is to make sure you major in something that is in demand. Another thing is to go to a college/university that is (respected by companies). Not all degrees/schools are equal.
    Ideally it would have been good for you to have worked internships during the summers while you were still a student. Oftentimes they hire students after they graduate.
    Also a lot of companies send their recruiters to major colleges.
    Having said that what remains for you to do now is be persistent and creative as well as open to relocating if necessary. You'll want to join some groups in LinkedIn and look for jobs listings on that site as well as indeed.com, networking groups on Meetup.com  or something similar if you live outside of the U.S.
    Major cities and their surrounding suburbs usually have more opportunities. Also be willing to work for less in a great company if there are opportunities to rise within. It's not where you "start".
    Make sure you have a quality resume and are well versed on interview skills. Be confident and personable.
    Set a goal to send out 25-50 resumes a day.
    Make your job to find a job a full-time job
    Consider signing up with a temp agency for a contract position.
    Best wishes!