The Thing That Makes Me Most Angry in the World.
For my entire life, I was taught that college is the only option for a better future. But now, because this has been the motto for so long, there are many issues that have popped up that I honestly don’t think anyone expected or at least no one expected to happen so quickly. Did you know that only 17% of students graduate with a job in their field? When I learned this, it was definitely news to me! With this post I am not trying to advocate against college, I love school and learning from leaders in the field. What I am proposing is that we as young people should go to school, learn what we can and then find out what interests us and build a business for ourselves through freelancing our service or skills. I know I have said it before but this could definitely be the difference between finding a job or not. Any amount of experience that you have using the skills that you learn in school through freelancing can be used to show an employer that you are willing to do what is necessary to get that coveted position. We talk all the time in
school about boosting our resumes with clubs and volunteer opportunities, why don’t we boost our resumes with actual experiences, it seems so obvious and yet it is typically not seen as a viable option.
While I do believe that the standard business route is an alright path, I personally believe that freelancing and working in businesses that are completely done over the internet is a more viable path for most young people. The interesting thing to me about Millennials is that we are constantly accused of not being willing to stay at something or stay with a company for very long, but this is not a bad thing. I think that as a group, Millennials are a much more entrepreneurial group than previous generations which is only becoming more and more possible with the use of the internet. This is why I wanted to build my business in the first place. I want to help Millennials find the skills that they already have and help them build a sustainable living through it.