While the above comic strip is certainly silly and poorly drawn it also brings to light a valid concern: Where are the jobs? Young people are emerging from college to find a job market struggling and completely inundated with older, more experienced professionals competing with them for the same jobs. Young college graduates have always filled the entry-level positions in the job market; i.e., the roles that require little to no industry experience, only a college degree. However now, thanks to a global economy in trouble and a national economy in the same straits, young college graduates are discovering that older, seasoned professionals with at least ten years more experience than they have are taking those entry-level positions! This can be understandingly frustrating, especially since after a grace period of six months the college student must begin repaying his or her college tuition loans.
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Yes, the jobs are there. They may be more difficult to find and certainly more difficult to be selected for. However, they are there so you have that in your favor. Be your best and commit yourself to success no matter what and when you finally look up you will be in a better place.