About 700,000 graduates this year will enter the workforce very soon. If you’re one of them, I’d like to say (with the voice of Morpheus) “Welcome to the Real World!”
A lot of these graduates probably have jobs now. But a greater number probably doesn’t.
Whether you’re employed or still waiting, actively hunting, here are 4 common fears to deal with.
Take heart though, if you face these fears, you’ll only become stronger and better able to build a fulfilling, sustainable life.
1. The Economy & Unemployment.
While the Philippines has a growing economy and we received a lot of positive vibes from the recent World Economic Forum, the unemployment rate is still high! In fact, it even increased to 7.5 in January 2014.
Almost a decade ago, the country had too many Nursing graduates. A lot of them ended up unemployed. But the others got creative & looked for jobs in different industries. Some of them became call center agents; others became Medical Transcriptionists, and still, others got additional training & skills so they can apply for new jobs.
Companies in the country still have a bias for graduates of the top Colleges & Universities. But even if you didn’t come from those schools, take an inventory of your skills & abilities and be confident. My book Start Up: Find Your Place, Engage the World. Sustain Your Life” helps you come with this.