Friday, July 10, 2009

Opportunities After College

I follow the "brand yourself.com" blog because it has plenty of good information about personal branding for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals. This entry speaks directly to undergrads and recent grads who are having a hard time moving into the "real world."
College grads are swimming in a sea of rejection letters. According to a recent survey by the Association of Colleges and Employers, a mere 20% of 2009 college graduates who applied for a job actually got one. So what are the options for the other 80%? Well, many are setting up shop back home for the time being, and as depressing as that may sound, it could actually be the best thing that ever happened to them.

That is because although opportunities after college seem very few and far between in this bleak job market, being young and unemployed actually opens up a staggering amount of opportunities, that is of course, if you’re willing to operate a little outside of the box.


Opportunities After College | Brand-Yourself.com Blog

...Then of course there is a contrarian view...

“I don’t want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don’t want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don’t want to do that.”

—Lloyd Dobler, Say Anything