Richard Ellison

Avoid Being An “Underemployed” College Grad

As discussed in the blog ‘The “Most Alarming” College Statistic’, almost 50% of college graduates are “underemployed” because they are unable to get a job that requires a college degree.  Instead, they are forced to take lower paying support-type jobs.  In addition, it typically takes 6 years for them to graduate because the change majors 2…

Internships Are Critical For Grads To Get Good Jobs

You know the old adage about book knowledge versus real-world experience, right? You can study how to do something, but actually doing it is an entirely different matter. Working a job is a perfect example. That’s why Internships and Part-Time jobs are invaluable to fresh college graduates: They provide hands-on experience, so your knowledge can…

Avoid Becoming An Alarming College Graduate Statistic

Alarming College Graduate Statistics are repeatedly shown by Very Strong Polls and Expert Investigations. Gallup, Purdue, Strada Institute, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Burning Glass Technologies. Alarming College Graduate Statistics. 70% of graduates do not get jobs in their major area, and Almost 50% only get jobs that do equire a degree.  These graduates are…

Know Your Top Career And Best Major Before Entering College

College statistics show that about 1/3 of college students are happy and graduate in 4 years.  This percentage closely aligns with the number of students entering college knowing their best major.  Being part of this one-third provides many large benefits both in college and for their entire career. Benefits During College This triggers a “high energy…

Avoid Being Part Of The Growing College Stress Crisis

Several studies highlight the negative economic effects associated with college students taking longer to graduate from college.  We’ve discussed these effects in the mini-blog “Avoid negative effects of the 6-year college trend”.  However, seldom mentioned are the negative emotional impacts that result from students being unable to find a career and major that they have a…

A Straightforward Program To Greatly Improve Your Life After College

The following Mini-Blog was initially prepared for existing workers in career transition.  However, the information is also useful for students to understand: The extreme value of determining a career that you will be both good at and passionate about. Without that knowledge, it is highly probable that you will fall into the 70% or 80%…

Reasons Many People Seek Better Opportunities

The following Mini-Blog was initially prepared for existing workers in career transition.  However, the information is also useful for students to understand: The factors of most importance to workers changing jobs. As discussed, pure compensation generally is not the first reason.  Instead, they want to find jobs/careers that will give them a stronger career path…

Interesting And Surprising Career Statistics

The following Mini-Blog was initially prepared for existing workers in career transition.  However, the information is also useful for students to understand that: The vast majority of workers are not engaged and happy in their careers and therefore are frequently changing jobs in search of something better.  That majority generally will never find a job…

These Poor Student Stats Are Not Coincidences

Stat 1: 25% of students enter college knowing what they want to be, never change majors, and graduate in 4 years. At the same time, only 25% to 30% of those graduates get hired immediately into their majors at graduation; and only 30% of American workers are happy and totally engaged in their careers. Stat…