“Growing up” in today’s society has got to be one of the hardest things that my generation will come face-to-face with. There’s lack of jobs which leads to lack of income. In turn, this results in lack of opportunity to pay our debts to the financial institutions who helped us make it through college. Then we have the news telling us that the economy is not projected to grow very much while additional students graduate college with a degree…. making it harder to get a job.
People have accused me of being too picky when it comes to the job front. I, however, disagree. Job boards and career websites seem great if you are a hairstylist looking to rent a booth in some salon, someone in the medical field seeking a new assignment, or someone who has the ability to sell anything—for commissioned sales. Personally, I have a Communication degree. I have a wide variety of experiences and by all standards, I shouldn’t have a hard time finding any type of a job—but I do. I had a part time job that I snagged before I graduated college that was with a company I had spent a great deal of time interning at. I was laid off in 2010. Since that time, I have been unable to find a full time job and have struggled with finding part time work. I have even talked to several career consultants and advisors! I have more than a handful of friends who are in the same position that I am; we’ve all gone to college and received our degrees—now what? There’s no work for us.
There’s too much, “Now what?” I, like so many others, am very excited to find my future job and I guarantee that I’m going to be an all-star at it. To those of you who may be hiring managers: don’t over-look someone’s resume whom you think may be over-qualified for your open position. We might just be the best worker you’ve ever seen. Let us decide if we want to work for you or not. I believe any type of motivation you have to apply for a job and your willingness to work for a company should far outweigh any idea someone has of being ‘over qualified.’ We also just might be the key to helping your company grow and increase the number of new jobs for bright, young individuals.