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1.5 million young men and women graduate from college each year, and yet 48% of them end up in jobs that don’t require a college degree.
This fact has led parents and their college graduating children to look for a better return on their educational investment. We at The Bertram Group think career guidance services directed toward this population is a major need at this time. In order to address this need we have partnered with a leading nationwide firm that specializes in providing custom career services to this population, many of whom are Bertram Group clients.
The elements of a challenging job market have evolved into the “new normal” of a current day job search. The characteristics of our clients remain the same: bright, eager to be productive, well-qualified, and with high standards. These young men and women simply stumble in a job market which promotes anonymity over personal contact, requires on-line applications that receive computer-generated acknowledgements if one is lucky, uses algorithms and key words for initial follow up, and finally, relies on selection criteria that are often mysterious and inconsistent.
The results of this situation manifest themselves in several ways: disappointment and discouragement by the graduate; dismay by the parents that the high tuition they have paid doesn’t yield more personal attention from the college or employers; and a sense of frustration that the young adult will have to settle for “anything” (meaning underemployment at a commensurately low salary) just to get a job. Add to this scenario student loan debt, and the start to a productive professional career and a decent living standard seem elusive. We can help you identify your ideal career path and land your all-important first job on that path through a customized, six-phase program, which includes personal assessment, career development and exploration, interview preparation, networking, negotiating the offer and onboarding, and continued consulting advice in the first few months on the job.
To learn more about how we can help you in this endeavor please fill out and submit the form below. One of our career guidance specialists will be in touch shortly.