Many very highly qualified and intelligent people cannot find the job they really want, or at least, find it immediately. The economy is delivering different roles and losing many traditional ones. For popular careers there are many, many candidates; it is hyper-competitive and five into two just will not go. Therefore, some talented people will need to take a different route.
- On this site there is an article entitled, ‘The Value of Entry Level Jobs’. It is a shame if after years of studying and hard work, people cannot use their knowledge and talents. It is frustrating if circumstances dictate that for money an unsatisfying job has to be taken. This may be the reality, but it doesn’t mean it is the conclusion. It is a step in the correct direction, just a small one. For it to be a valuable side-step the individual needs to determine the learning that can be taken from it.
- ‘Underemployment’ is a fact of the economy today. It isn’t solely applicable to young people making the transition from education to work. For many experienced employees there wasn’t the option of the perfect role. One typical factor is these individuals are unsure of what would give life a purpose. They struggle to describe what would stir and motivate them, so they are unable to focus their job hunt activity. They are firmly in the 80% of people who do not enjoy their job.