This month, college graduates will have a hard time finding jobs because their parents refuse to move to Florida. It’s not the pythons, alligators, sharks, panthers or bears preventing the exodus to the Sunshine State, it’s the money.
Boomers can’t financially afford to retire like they used to. In a 2014 Gallup poll, half of the Boomers said they plan to work past the age of 65. They’re not leaving their jobs, which means they’re not vacating positions for Gen X employees.
My generation bumps into them and has a hard time climbing the career ladder, because the top positions are filled already.
Millennials then graduate and bump into Gen X employees who have not been able to move beyond entry level and middle management positions.
This reality creates a job traffic jam.
Maybe you’re a college senior about to enter the workforce. Maybe you’re a parent with a son or daughter who is on the verge of receiving a diploma. Maybe you’re a relative or friend who has been invited to a graduation party and doesn’t know how to help a college graduate.
Fear not, though the situation is challenging, it is by no means impossible.
There are 5 things every college graduate needs.