Now more then ever do you hear about how slow the job market is and unemployment is taking us all by storm. From what you hear, you’d assume it hasn’t been this bad since the great depression. We have college graduates working at Walmarts. I think the best way to go about the lapse in our job market is to keep an open mind and not limit yourself to a single location.
In some places the economy is pretty bad. We can’t shut our eyes and pretend that it isn’t. Sticking to an area like this after graduation might lead you down a path to working at Domino’s Pizza for the rest of your life. My advice is to get up and move while your slate is still clean and fresh.
I assume you majored in your passion. Following that passion is going to be a huge source of happiness in your life. Don’t settle. If you don’t find luck in your current home or in the city you’re living in after college, apply elsewhere. You have a whole world of job opportunities waiting to be taken. Those opportunities. If you want to be a teacher and can’t find any work, maybe try teaching english in Asia for a year or two. This will give the experience you need to make an impression when you return home to apply for more serious jobs.
Also, learn to present yourself well. Presentation has a lot to do with climbing that ladder to success. Show your employer that you know what you’re talking about. If you approach a situation with confidence you’re going to shine above the competition. Nobody wants to hire a guy who looks like he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Even if he truly does know, he has to look like he knows.
By keeping an open mind about location and by gaining some self confidence, despite the slow job market, you can go far in this world.