Did you know?

October 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm Leave a comment

You may be aware that the unemployment rate for people with college degrees has been much lower than for people without degrees. But you may not be aware that only about half of new college graduates have been finding jobs that lead to a career. Many have settled for dull dead-end jobs because they couldn’t qualify for anything better. I overheard one such graduate complaining about his situation as a grocery shelf filler at Meijer just a few days ago.

When people feel stuck in a lousy job, life for them can be far less fulfilling than it would be otherwise. This is true even if the pay is good. You just don’t want to wake up in the morning dreading going to work.

That’s the reason we are writing this blog. There are huge opportunities for interesting, creative, fulfilling work for people who have enough IT skills and knowledge. There are many openings for people who can program, or who can do Web design, or take care of Internet security, or figure out how to use IT in a small business, or work on robotics, or keep networks running, or…. Many of these openings go unfilled for long periods of time, because there are no qualified applicants. These are not pud jobs. They typically offer quite a future, and pay well. Some have flexible hours. Some are in fun environments. Some allow people to work from home, from a mountain cabin, from anywhere.

Think about it, for at least 10 seconds! Why not???

I’ll be writing again about some of the nitty-gritty details. Just a hint: this doesn’t necessarily mean changing your major to IT, although for some people that would definitely make sense. More later.

Kenton Machina

P.S. No quiz on this post.

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