A few interesting facts:
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that people graduating from college in the coming years will have 10 to 14 jobs by age 38 (!), and the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 will not have even existed in 2004, according to a former U.S. labor secretary (”Me 2.0,” Dan Schawbel).
So what does it take for the class of 2009 and beyond to succeed in their future careers? It takes a greater effort than ever before to brand yourself as better than the plethora of applicants who present themselves to employers. And the tremendous growth of the Internet in recent years has changed the way this generation, including myself, must prepare for any future career or job.
So I can only hope for the best for myself and wish the best of luck to the graduating students who will be graduating from college in the coming weeks (I fortunately have a few semesters left before the real world hits).
It’s going to take a heck of a lot more to impress any employers, and we all in this generation face the challenge of rising above the cloud of mediocrity.