Friday, February 6, 2009

Will Work for Anything...


Just like in the fall, I got invited to go work a career fair again yesterday. And even if I had been living under a rock for the past 6 months it was rather obvious that times are rough. People that had graduated for years and had lost their jobs were coming back to look for a new one. Over qualified candidates and those soon to graduate were looking to apply for internships. And finance majors. The finance majors were everywhere, looking for pretty much anything! I think at a certain time in your college career you have to look at what exactly you're going to do with that degree. If you're a finance major, but you don't know what you'd even be doing in the real world then you've got a problem.

Honestly, I feel bad for the soon to graduate. They're entering into a market where very few people are going to be getting decent jobs. It's, frankly, amazing the change from 1.5 years ago. Talented workers had multiple offers for excellent jobs. And now the opposite appears to be true, in that tons of super-competent workers are fighting over the few open positions.

Moral of the story? If you've got a job, hold on tight. But start putting some money away, because the ground could be falling out from underneath you at any moment.

2 comments:

Chad said...

You better start looking way busier at work greg.

Kuhmandi said...

Tell them to join the Marines and stop whining