so i started reading this article that was lying around at work on my lunch break yesterday.. having a laugh:
“It’s been extremely tough for graduates,” says Megan Alexander, general manager of Robert Half, which recruits people in accounting, finance and IT. “You have people with a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and they might be pumping petrol or working in a florist shop.” She, too, has noticed firms are not hiring graduates because they don’t have staff to train newcomers. But aren’t graduates cheaper than hiring experienced staff? “When you have lean teams, and you need output, and you have to hold graduates’ hands because they have no worldly experience, it doesn’t make it cheap.”
then picked it back up today, and the laughs continue…
"The other issue we found striking was the number of people with film school or media studies backgrounds. Where are those jobs? Why are we teaching courses for these occupations if there are so few opportunities?” says Barton."
“In the capital, public service cuts mean fewer jobs for new graduates. “There are fewer roles and more competition.”
“If you can get into an organisation in an operational area, then often there’s an opportunity to apply internally. Internal applicants are treated seriously in government.”
“The few that are hiring want staff with at least two years’ experience, not graduates. “I’ve offered to work for free, but there have been no takers. They tell me that even if they don’t pay wages, it still costs them time to train you to a standard where you can be productive. It’s amazing how five years of tertiary education still results in you knowing essentially nothing useful in the eyes of prospective employers.”
“Today, only a third of jobs are full-time and permanent roles. The rest are either casual, part-time or contract positions.”
“A lot of my friends are introverted and say they can’t do this stuff, but I think it’s a bit of an excuse. You have to put on a persona, you can’t say ‘I’m shy’.”
“So many of my friends are struggling and are tempted to go back and do further study. I would love to do a masters degree one day, but I think it’s valuable for people to go out and get some experience and test their skills.”
pretty much the whole article is the story of my life.
“Do you have a Wish?" he asked, referring to this organization, The Genie Foundation, which is in the business of granting sick kids one wish.
“No,” I said. “I used my Wish pre-Miracle.”
“What’d you do?”
I sighed loudly. “I was thirteen,” I said. “Not Disney,” he said.
I said nothing.
“You did not go to Disney World.”
I said nothing.
“Hazel GRACE!” he shouted. “You did not use your one dying Wish to go to Disney World with your parents.”
“Also Epcot Center,” I mumbled.
“Oh, my God,” Augustus said. “I can’t believe I have a crush on a girl with such cliche wishes.”—
“What’s the point in being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable? How very odd, to believe God gave you life, and yet not think that life asks more of you than watching TV.”—John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
“I think that it’s important to like stuff, cause we spend a lot of time thinking about things we don’t like. Whether its the world ending, or inequality, or sex and the city. We often just accept the things that we like, and complain a lot about the things that we don’t like. But if we could, like, intensely dwell on the really great things in life the way we intensely dwell on the negative things in life; I think that would be fantastic.”—Hank Green
“i want to help people say things. and i want to hear things that people say. and i know that sounds simple. i want to help people gain the ability to think outside of themselves and extract themselves from their own lives and into other peoples because when you extract yourself from your own life and into other people’s lives, you extract your future from yourself and into other people’s lives and you get a collective future with other people, and that’s when things start to hopefully get the hell better!”—justkissmyfrog