This article is a little late (as usual) for the simple message I want to convey. To the new graduates, let me echo the special greetings my university friend Don said to me upon my graduation: “Welcome To The World Of The Unemployed.”
I don’t have the time to check the statistics, but it appears to me that the local unemployment rate in the Philippines is on the rise since I bade farewell from the university.
As a new graduate, should you be worried? After school, what now?
To job or not to job? That is the question (which is obviously in wrong grammar).
I mentioned I don’t have time to check the statistics. What I really mean is, I couldn’t care less what the statistics are saying and neither should you. I care more about you, my dear fresh graduate readers. (If you know a fresh graduate, please pass this on.) I believe it will be to your advantage if you scrap the employment statistics altogether and focus instead on how to make it in the real world.