But, does that mean it is a good time to pack your bags or sit on the beach all summer and just wait for things to improve? I bet you can guess my answer! NO WAY.
Suggest a visit to the campus career center. University career center are valuable yet often untapped resource centers that exist for the purpose of helping your kid find a job. Many schools have websites and phone lines also available to help if your child doesn’t live nearby their alma mater.
“Many graduates.reported they would have done something differently in college if they had to do it over.been more careful when selecting a major. When asked what they would have chosen instead, 40% of the sample said they would have chosen a professional major, like education, nursing, or social work” (Stone, Van Horn, Zukin 24).
Find out the cost for the graduate program. Just like any major investment that you make, cost is always a factor. While it shouldn’t be the only item that you consider, it is definitely one of the things that you must consider. Can you afford to pay for your graduate education at this school? How will you pay for your education? Check out the school’s financial aid services.
The unemployment rate for the greater Charlotte area is 10.4 percent. With the unemployment rate at this level, the pool of available candidates for the few jobs available is vast. So, with statistics like these, how do you find a job?
It’s one of those things you always intend to do – but never quite get around to. Now that you have the time, it’s time to clean up your old resume. Remember, your resume is your chance to make a good first impression and it’s going to be competing with hundreds of others. It has to stand out!
Depending on your degree there is the potential that travel will be involved just to find a job. While many like to stay close to home because it is familiar there is nothing wrong with getting out there and exploring the world. There may be a few life lessons taught through the culture changes experienced also. If there is underrepresentation at your place of work take some initiative and ask for more responsibility. Also if it is not enjoyable then do not stay. There will be less motivation to complete the work if there is no enjoyment in what the work entitles. Be smart about it and do the research to find what jobs are ideal, but also responsible in today’s economy.
TIP: When Mom and dad could not afford the barber we sought out a beauty school or barber college. Students worked on our hair under the watchful eye of licensed stylists. Depending on your income, a shampoo, cut and style can be free or just a nominal charge.