What should college grads do who cannot find a job?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (13 posts)
  1. lizzy893 profile image62
    lizzy893posted 7 years ago

    What would you do if you were a newly college grad and you cannot seem to find any work, or if you are a fresh out of college and cannot find work what are  you doing??

    1. profile image58
      SanXuaryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Join the protesters in New York on Wall Street or when they get somewhere near your location. Support all local and small businesses and remember money is a tool for buying tools and not a status.

    2. lizzy893 profile image62
      lizzy893posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the great advice everyone

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    Go to where you can get a job, no matter how sucky. You presumably have no dependents, mortgage etc and it is important to try and maintain a record of employment

  3. Lady_E profile image72
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Create your Own business. Example: Teaching a Language (English) or Teaching Computer Training. (Even if it's just the basics - Word / XL / Powerpoint /Email.

    Worried about Computer Costs? - Carry out Training on your clients site.

    Worried about Office? - Use your home - work and prepare from home.

    Worried about an Address to use? Rent a Post Office Box.

    Business Website? Create one for FREE on the Internet.

    In the UK, registering a one man business is FREE, opening a business account is free. All you need is Business Cards - Letter Heads (optional)

    Add a positive attitude to this and I promise you - things will take off nicely.

    1. profile image0
      Home Girlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Desperation - mother of invention. Just don't sit pitying yourself.  You are not alone in this.

  4. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 7 years ago

    Move furniture or clean toilets for a living if you have to. Until you'll figure it out.

    1. PegCole17 profile image95
      PegCole17posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Amen. The frustration of being underemployed is understandable. I worked many jobs that were beneath my capabilities and education level just to get a foot in the door of a decent company even after graduation.

    2. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A person did not attend college to clean toilets and/or move furniture.  Those jobs are for elementary school graduates.   The axiom that any job is better than no job is totally passe.   I believe that college graduates should hold out until they obtain a commensurate job to their educational level, not if a suitable job.   But a job cleaning toilets and moving furniture- those jobs are TOO GOOD for college graduates.   Besides, if a college graduate has that kind of experience on a resume,  he/she will NEVER obtain a professional level job.  A prospective employer would consider such a job candidate to be totally subpar and not intelligent enough to obtain a substantial job!  If faced with such dismal choices, it is better for a college graduate to sit out until a suitable job arises. 

      However.....yes, there is always a however.   While being unemployed, the college graduate can always volunteer at an organization, gaining relevant work experience.  He/she can be an at home tutor to neighbor's children.   Hopefully, he/she has a computer and use computer skills to write, advertise, and broadcast himself/herself to prospective employers.   That was how one reality show star got noticed- she was a recent college graduate without a job so she elected to use the computer to broadcast herself-viola, she is now a reality tv star. 

      There are so many avenues(good career moves) that a college graduate can use to advance himself/herself.  I want to say: College graduates, you are in the 21st century and have computers, use those resources wisely and maybe, you will become a millionaire and not be a wage slave.   Think, create, and go with the new paradigm.   Cleaning toilets and moving furniture-ugh, get real.  No one does that anymore unless they are not educated and unskilled!   There are avenues open to you new generation of college graduates which were not open before- use those avenues and use them well!

  5. davenmidtown profile image85
    davenmidtownposted 7 years ago

    take over wall street.  If the job market is not producing jobs for you then keep going to school.  A higher degree will pass the time and maybe there will be jobs then.  A higher degree will also open new doors for you.  I am sure that is the last thing that a graduate wants to here but regardless of the job market,  our education can never be taken away from us.

  6. hptaszy08 profile image59
    hptaszy08posted 7 years ago

    Me as well, I'm a college graduate and can't seem to get work. The only answer I get is the economy is bad! You have to take any job you get at this point, and hope that more jobs are available in the new year to come.

  7. tamarawilhite profile image93
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    What is their degree in? There are articles on hubpages and elsewhere on the best jobs per major.

    1. hptaszy08 profile image59
      hptaszy08posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My degree is in Education, and I have an Associates Degree. Still taking classes to get my Bachelor's Degree in Business. Can be a substitute teacher or an aide at a school, but they never have any job openings.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)