Employer unhappiness with college graduates is nothing new. As the president of the University of Washington, Michael K. Young, told me recently, “employers have never been happy with the graduates colleges are producing.” Still, with three million unfilled jobs in a bad economy, it stands to reason that some employers are having difficulty finding the right workers. In the past few months, at conferences, at dinners, and on airplanes, I’ve had the… Read More
If you are in college or recently graduated you already no that it is particularly difficult to find jobs in your field right out of college. But instead of putting your head in the sand look over the list below of 10 reasons why you and so many of your classmates struggle to find employment following graduation.
PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA SPEND YESTERDAY IN CALIFORNIA, FIELDING QUESTIONS ABOUT ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AND PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO WORK at a Silicon Valley town hall hosted by social media site LinkedIn. As the nation grapples with a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, the connection between education and ending the nation’s unemployment crisis dominated the conversation.
IN OVER 9% UNEMPLOYMENT AND GRADUATIONS AFTER GRADUATIONS WITH MORE STUDENTS CLUELESS ABOUT WHAT THEY”RE GOING TO DO next, people in my generation have started giving up.
IN RECORD NUMBERS, THEY’RE STRUGGLING TO FIND WORK, shunning long-distance moves to live with mom and dad, delating marriage and raising kids out of wedlock, if they’re becoming parents at all. The unemployment rate for them is the highest since World War II, and they risk living in poverty more than others – nearly 1 in 5.