One of the most daunting realities facing both recent and soon-to-be college grads is a highly competitive job market.
After spending at least four years working hard to find their dream job, graduates quickly learn that while dream jobs are out there, so are many, many other applicants. Debate has surrounded the availability of jobs for college graduates, with some studies showing that college graduates are finding work, others showing that college graduates are working but in jobs that do not require a degree, and still others saying many college grads are unemployed. Most projections do agree that while finding a job might be more difficult for recent grads, those who do find work typically make more than those without degrees. Did you know that college graduates are, as studies also prove, the best entrepreneurs?
One viable option that new college graduates may overlook is owning their own business. As the weight of students loans and being on their own looms large, recent grads – and their families and friends – may feel that becoming an entrepreneur so soon after graduation might not be a smart move. It is a dream for the future. But why can’t a dream be now?
The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well. According to Forbes, vision, experience, identity and flexibility are the “perks” that continue to draw people to becoming small business owners. While it might be a bit intimidating at first, being an entrepreneur might also be a great move. Why not put that degree to work for your own business?