Looking for a Job Is Your Job
By Doug Mayberry
Q: Both our grandchildren, who are twins, will graduate in June. They are hopeful of finding a job. They have asked us for help and guidance. They are realistic and well-aware that just finding work itself will be a major challenge. They currently have part-time school jobs, which is the only experience for their resumes. Do you have any advice that we can pass along?
A: I have no doubt that their next 10 years will prove to be the most exciting and enthusiastic times in their lives. The majority hopes to find career passions, settle down, learn how to become self sufficient, find a loving mate and learn how to spend and save money wisely.
Both sexes will become better survivors if they learn to cook, wash clothes, clean, handle their checkbook and shop.
Marriage has also become an age-delayed decision.
In seeking work, many find that just getting a job, regardless of their degrees, is formidable. Competition is also coming from senior citizens, the acceptance of part-time hours, delayed retirement and an oversupply of applicants, which allows for all kinds of options and requirements.
Bosses prefer qualified individuals who can help produce immediate profits.
How can graduates meet these needs? Students should focus on opportunities that offer possible long-term careers and to convince employers of their commitment of their work ethic.
The best opportunities are in high technological, medical, data processing and sales commission categories. Even those fields are highly subject to change.
If a machine can do the work, do not spend a lot of time learning that! Remember the typewriter! –CNS