You’re on a boat. Sailing the open seas…
When all of a sudden you’re capsized by a humongous gust of wind and just like that…
You’re back on your living room sofa, thumbing through the classifieds, looking for your next(or even first) big gig.
Over the past few years, this has been the harsh reality of some of today’s most promising college graduates.
I’m here to help! This AM, I stumbled upon a post by @charliehoehn, the self-proclaimed “Recession-Proof” Graduate,…(you guessed it) on Twitter. At first, I was like, “Who is this guy and what makes him think he’s recession-proof?” I mean everybody and their granddad is claiming to be a guru or expert of some sort, so I was a tad bit skeptical.
I hit the jackpot this time, though.
As I opened the post and began reading through his SlideShare presentation I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see that Charlie wasn’t much different from me. And indeed, he had found a way to be recession-proof. Like myself, he’d found himself unemployed months after his college graduation. He too had fallen victim to the CareerBuilders, Craiglists and Monster.coms that so many of us unemployed people find ourselves searching daily.
What caught my attention most about his presentation was the optimism Charlie kept throughout his plight with unemployment. Though our counselors, professors and mentors do a great a job of preparing us for life after college, they do so for an ideal environment. We all know that today’s economy is no where near IDEAL. And to land a job(that you actually enjoy) in this environment is highly unlikely, unless you prepare yourself for a little sacrifice.
What’s interesting is that I found many of the techniques Charlie shared, to be ones I’ve already adopted myself. *pats self on back*
So, without further ado I give you Charlie Hoehn’s presentation on how you too can be a “RECESSION-PROOF GRADUATE”! Enjoy!
SN: For your viewing pleasure, I also included the SNL masterpiece, “I’m on a Boat!” Once you land that killer job, maybe you’ll be able to sail away on one! [Besides, I'm sure you expected a tie-in somewhere.]
Follow Charlie Hoehn on Twitter at @charliehoehn or visit his blog, http://charliehoehn.com/about/ .