finish college then unemployment
February 8, 2009 8:17pm CST
owing to the criss ciclicas 2008 i finish graduate and become a laid-off workers..any body has the same situation??? ... do you think it is a challenge or a disaster...
• United States
22 Feb 09
A lot of us are facing that situation, and many of the college grads can't even find jobs that are part of their field for a while after graduation. I'm getting ready to finish my undergrad studies in a few weeks, and I'm very worried about finding a job at this point. There is just nothing available in the area for me.
27 Feb 09
please be more confidence,my dear friend.i got the same situation just like you,i got worried when i met this ,but soon i adopted .i just got the idea that the social is not be equal to everyone .so if you find a job ,so please be more cheish it .i sure you will get better for your future. have a good day
9 Feb 09
..We can't deny the fact nowadays that many students are graduating and they needed jobs but they can't find one.. there are jobs but it is not on their field.. It is so sad considering the financial crisis we are undergoing now.. However, this should serve as a challenge to all students who are still studying that before they pursue a course, see first if their course will be useful for them because no matter how high the course is if you graduate and can't apply it, its useless.. more students are preferring vocational courses this days since what is in demand are skilled workers.. they don't need a college diploma to land on this jobs.. what they need is skills..
9 Feb 09
thanks ray to share your oponions about the my topic.. you really got the point ..most of us now to find a job first of all is job interviews we just find working experience is more important than college diploma .. sometimes i am really puzzled ...lol maybe a student is not a really a student ..
9 Feb 09
Hi adrico! Consider being laid-off as a challenge. You are a college graduate, be confident that you will be able to find a better job. Remember the saying, if a door closes then surely an even bigger window will surely open. Don't lose hope. Have fun on your job hunting!
• United States
26 Feb 09
It's not just because of the economic down-turn. I saw a thing on the news last year, September-October-ish, I don't remember exactly but before the stock market went kaflooey. They were interviewing the lady who runs one of the shelters in the area and she said she is amazed and appalled at the fact that 60% of the people who come into the shelter are young (in their mid 20's to mid 30's) and have college degrees. She said that probably 20% of them hadn't stopped at just a Bachelor's degree, either. She theorized that it was because the generation she was seeing (my generation) was pushed so heavily toward college and away from labor trades ("make money with your mind, not with your hands" was kind of a mantra when I was in my teens) that there weren't enough jobs to employ the ones with the degrees. And the ones with the degrees weren't qualified or capable, physically, of working in construction or other labor trades. As for being laid-off, use it to your advantage. Take it as a challenge. And "laid-off" isn't a mark against you the way being fired is, so you don't have that working against you. Use what you learned in this job and work it work it work it.