What IS your ASSESSMENT of a recent college graduate who takes THREE-FOUR years to find a
job which is commensurate w/his/her educational level & REFUSES to work.....UNTIL THAT TIME? There are recent college graduates who WON'T take a job unless it is in his/her educational range/level. They will take as long as possible to do this........EVEN YEARS while being supported by their parents in the meantime.
I don't respect people who sit on their butts blaming the economy or society, waiting for a perfect job that likely will never come. I do respect those who are working below their pay grade to pay bills and get experience so they are qualified for the next level up. The unemployment numbers are a lie to make Democrats look good, so it DOES take a long time to find a new good job unless you're in a niche with high demand (some skilled trades).
Even The New York Times admitted Trump was right on unemployment figures: If we count the unemployed, underemployed and those who have abandoned looking for work — which the BLS does not — 40.4 percent of Americans were unemployed as of January 2016. One in six working age men, out of the workforce.
Given this high level of real unemployment, if employers hire someone, it will be someone they KNOW will produce economic value in excess of what they cost. This shuts out the new graduates and never employed in that industry out of jobs in favor of those with experience. And given the high level of unemployment among the experienced, they CAN hire experienced people for the starting wage level so they do.
This means that new graduates or anyone shifting fields has to take longer to find a job, any job, or accept much lower pay / unpaid internships to get experience.
Doing nothing, though, should not be an option. Skills atrophy. Employers see doing nothing as worse than doing anything to maintain work habits and pay bills. They'll take the person who worked below their level three years over the graduate who did nothing for that time.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 10 months ago
obtaining employment for a recent college graduate? Many job counselors indicate that it takes AT LEAST SIX MONTHS between graduating from college and finding a reasonable job. Many recent college graduates want to rest before pursuing any type of employment. Others want to...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Many recent college graduates are currently unemployed. They contend that there are very few jobs comparable to their education. There are some recent college graduates who remain unemployed 4 years after their graduation, They maintain that they rather be unemployed...
by cjcarter 6 years ago
How would a recent college graduate avoid the typical office job? Any ideas?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
If you were a very recent college graduate with solidly middle class or more well off parents,WHICH would YOU CHOOSE to do- be unemployed until you get a job related to your field/educational level even if it takes two or more years to do so OR take a Mcjob until you can find a better job,...
by jaydawg808 5 years ago
Do you think recent college graduates expect to be paid more compared to their senior counterparts?Meaning, hey feel entitled because of the schooling they've been through that they expect to start off with high pay and virtually no experience.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 18 months ago
As a parent, what WOULD YOU do if your recent college graduate child REFUSED to work,expecting you to support him/her until h/she found a job in his/her field?
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