Apr | 2017

21st

Friday

Why many millennial college graduates are desperate, unemployed, and look like lost sheep

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Why you should care? For any parent about to send their kids to college, or who has a kid in college, if you do not want them to come back onto your couch after college graduation you need to take specific measures.

Why is this timely? A new Census Bureau report came out with some startling statistics regarding a jobless plague hitting the millennial generation: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/most-millennials-are-finding-it-hard-transition-adulthood-report-n748676

We, as parents of the current millennial generation, grew up with a completely different workforce and economy than what is present now.  We have shifted from a mainly “hands-on” blue collar workforce to a largely automated, roboticized workforce within the last 50 years.  The blue-collar economy has shrunk incredibly and will continue to do so.

Science fiction aside, humans are being replaced by robots and the pace of this change will only quicken.

Per a new US Census Bureau Report: 

SCARY FACT #1

–In 1975, only 25 percent of men aged 25 to 34 had incomes of less than $30,000 per year.

–By 2016, that share rose to 41 percent of young men,”

SCARE FACT #2

–In 2015, 33% (or about 24 million young adults), ranging from 18 to 34, lived with their parents, according to the report.

Even by going to the best pedigree college or university, your adolescent is not ensured a job after you have spent $100,000 – $300,000 on their education.  What are colleges doing to ensure there is more job security in the most important area – career guidance?  Very little. 

The most critical need is in the area of truly personalized career guidance; not the guidance where you take one career test and receive a ream of paper listing hundreds of positions you COULD do.

Rather, the kind of career guidance that precisely identifies where an adolescent’s passions, natural aptitudes, skills, and talent intersect.  I call this the career Sweet Spot.

Unless your child comes out of the womb knowing what they want to do from very young, which in rare cases happens, they are going to wander around and experience numerous and emotionally and economically painful dead ends, and if they are lucky will find a career they are deeply synchronized to after years of wandering in a career fog.

Or, you can ensure your adolescent gets them self turned inside out from the outset, before they even go to college, so that true fit occupations are identified and coursework in college is strategically used to identify the occupation such that they graduate with a job or reliable graduate school decision in hand.

How can you ensure your adolescent gets turned inside out?  Watch our Movie and give us a call: http://personalizedmatching.com/

It is far better to get your adolescent turned inside out, then to empty your wallet as they wander around the outside world wondering how to address what is inside of them.


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