Your job today is to share Find Your Calling.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce, Today
Last week, we unveiled Find Your Calling to a large group of talent acquisition professionals at CareerBuilder’s Empower 2015 in Chicago. There, we explained why we created the site and how we hope to revolutionize the way young people find the education they need to prepare for the careers they love.
Because here’s the problem we see. You’ve heard the mantra: If you want a good career, you have to go to college; if you want to be employable, you need a degree. Yes, this is generally true, but something that doesn’t get repeated so often is that just having a degree, any degree, isn’t enough. Your diploma might prove discipline and hard work, but employers are primarily interested in you. What can you do? What are your skills? What do you bring to the table? They want drive. They want true talent. They want someone who is a good fit for the job.
Now back to the student. The typical college grad today leaves school with some $33,000 in loans and then fights against a tide of 8.5% unemployment and 17% underemployment, which only makes paying off that debt trickier. Many students opt for jobs that don’t relate to their field of study (or their own likes and interests) just so they can make their loan payments. Worst case scenario, they bounce around from job to meaningless job until they land back in mom and dad’s basement. What we’ve got now is a lot of understandable anxiety about which college to attend, which degree to choose, and how much to spend on education!
The root of the problem is this: Students and parents don’t have the information they need to make good decisions about education and careers.
Our goal is to provide that information so that young people can discover three things: 1) competitive careers that interest them; 2) the education they need in order to make themselves valuable to employers; 3) the colleges and universities that offer that education. We deliver this information in clean, simple, searchable ways through Find Your Calling.
Want to know more about how Find Your Calling works? Do two things. Watch the video below. Then explore the site and see for yourself. Trust us, it’s fun.
And don’t forget to share Find Your Calling with friends, students, and parents—really, everybody!
Questions? Thoughts? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.