An Open Letter to Recent College Graduates and Their Parents about â€œThe New Normalâ€ in Job Search.
This article first appeared in print in Forest & Bluff, Hinsdale Living, and Sheridan Road Magazines. Â For a copy of the original letter, please click here
While itâ€™s easy to point to our still weak economy and other factors as culprits, we believeÂ thereâ€™s a structural change involved in todayâ€™s job search which now makes the process evenÂ more challenging, frustrating and disheartening for the graduate, parents and employers alike.
For graduates and parents the new normal reflects the negative aspect of an uncertain andÂ unstructured career path. After four years of expensive formal education, a child returns homeÂ and applies for jobs online to little or no avail; pressure mounts to â€œfind somethingâ€, tensionsÂ boil over, frustration sets in â€¦ the cycle repeats and builds.
Yet companies are hiring and are frustrated themselves by candidates who seem ill preparedÂ for the rigors of job applications and interviewing. Overworked HR departments tell us theyÂ often have to settle for the least weak applicant, hardly an ideal career start for either party.
Campus2Career consultants and advisory board members understand this problem of theÂ â€œnew normalâ€, and know how to deal with it. We thoroughly prepare our clients for todayâ€™s jobÂ search process. Clients discover what they want to do, for whom and where. They learn how toÂ market themselves on paper, via the telephone and in person. End result: our clients are highlyÂ valued and sought after by organizations.
The response from families in the North Shore and elsewhere in the United States has beenÂ gratifying. More importantly, however, the results our clients have experienced have beenÂ exceptional â€“ each has landed the right job to begin his/her desired working career.
Please visit our website, campus2career.org, or call 312.343.5593 to learn more about us andÂ our process. This is the first step to landing the right job in the â€œnew normal.â€