It Cost A Fortune To Put Your Son or Daughter Through College.
But now, you’re worried. You hear the job market is tough and smart kids from great schools are working at Walmart and Starbuck’s. They can’t seem to find a decent job.
A study at the University of Washington found that 53% of recent graduates are unemployed or underemployed. The average graduate needs up to six months to find that first job. They are unlikely to find work in their field or even one that requires a college degree.
A lot of recent grads have moved back home–or are thinking about it. Is your grad in the same boat?
While some university placement offices do very good work, many provide general advice and maybe a workshop or two. There’s little personal attention. Grads are set free to blunder their way to a good job-if they can. It’s like they’re given an expensive fishing rod, but no bait or coaching on how to fish.
I recently helped a new grad upgrade his (awful) resume. He was sure he’d have hard time getting hired because of his low GPA. His GPA, by the way, wasn’t all that bad. I helped him see himself differently. He’d done full time work AND full time school, paying for his entire education. PLUS he’d participated in a sport–AND taken on leadership roles in activities. With a changed mindset, he hit the job market.
A few weeks later, he told me he’d landed and said, “Thanks again for the resume. The employers focused on the good things you wrote in the resume. They didn’t seem interested in my GPA.”
CAREER ACTION PLAN MEETING
We offer a Career Action Plan Meeting. We’ll spend around 90 minutes with your grad and find out what makes them tick, what they’re doing in their job search, and give them a plan to move forward.
Call 847-409-4660 today or book a time in my calendar: https://calendly.com/steve-frederick
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