by Barry Goss
Whenever a young man or woman asks me for advice about “getting a job,” my standard stop-em-in-their-tracks reply is simply a point-blank question:
“Who in particular actually convinced you that you need one?”
Yup, that never fails to set the foundation for a paradigm shift in thinking.
Like anything that has ridden on an unending wave of dogma and time-worn status quo beliefs, thinking that getting a J-O-B — especially because you have a college degree — is the right path, needs some extrapolation.
First, if you’re just entering college, in deep already, or about to graduate, what are you actually striving for? Is the end result to show that you can/could comprehend multiple areas of information and learning modalities? Is that all a prospective employer, in your mind, gets dazzled by?
Just some thought-provoking questions to ponder. As rhetorical and intentionally biting as they may be, it’s this kind of questioning any new entrant into the workforce should be asking themselves.
For more on that, check out this informative TED/X talk…