A Lifelong Learning Riddle in the Light of the Market Crash
That is the theme designed by the European Commission and it is a slogan worth dying for. There are no free lunches in life although sometimes you may believe you just had one. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever and so what can help is your continuous ability to run your life by learning new things all the time. The rule seems easy and tempting, but seen in the light of the ongoing crisis, it is sounds as both enlightening and ironic message. While some people stick to the regular job at all times, and are fine despite some quibbles with the mundane details of the job, others are plowing the market to no avail in search of any job, despite their educational level and aspirations to find the job that will address both their needs and capacity. How can the latter answer the call if they have just graduated after years of studying hard?
Concerns over Wasted Talents
Europe is definitely going through the motions in terms of industry and the job market with the young people hit the hardest, and the crisis does not seem to be coming to a halt any time soon. Millions of graduates are employed at the job posts that require lesser set of qualifications and they are told to be happy with what they have. The prospects of finding a summer job are close to nil as well as the struggling owners are slashing their job openings to break even themselves. A steady job position in the administrative sector is now seen as the most desirable, according to some survey results among the graduates.
Although you could still impress your prospective boss with flair and superhuman ability to learn faster than the team of average employees and land that particular job, you are in no position to claim that spot for a longer stretch of time, considering you are just a rookie, and as such, you are going to be laid off first off when the credit crunch hits the company.
Similarly in America, thousands of brighter minds are going into business of lesser sorts, even if productive, instead of being able to claim the position which would better reflect their intellectual potential. We are witnessing a worldwide crisis in which it is the younger generation that is paying the price whilst the babyboomers and the like company, guilty of contributing to the current crisis, are holding on to their posts.
Some Closing Comments
The situation like this cannot go on forever with people unable to start a family and provide for themselves. If you are hearing that someone with diploma is stacking the shelves with tiles, you may wonder what the world has come up to. Indeed, the world needs to ask the relevant answer where and how to fit those people. They will find it on their own, though not on their terms, but they will hold the world responsible.