The Beatles told us “All you need is love.” But unfortunately love won’t put a roof over your head, and although I’m sure your local grocer is a wonderful man, I don’t think he wants to trade milk and bread for hugs and kisses.
Luckily unemployment rates seem to be rebounding, and have hit a six- year all time low. So what does this really mean what we think it does?
No one likes the bearer of bad news… but unfortunately these low unemployment rates are not as transparent as they seem. (If you’re a little tired and bored skip down to English Translation, I don’t want you falling asleep). The rate at which unemployment is decreasing is much slower than it used to be. According to the Labor Department the U-6 rate is much lower than usual. Meaning the gap between the hiring rate, and unemployment is much larger than before the financial crisis.
English Translation – The big boss man is not hiring as fast as before.
Not to worry- Here at The Modern Common Sense we have come to realize college life is truely providing students with skills that can help to bolster their resumes so they are more likely to be hired. We highly suggest immediately adding these skills to your resume if you haven’t already.
1. Works Well Under Pressure
Uh oh! Its 11:00 Sunday night, you know what that means! Time to start your 8 page paper that is due 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. Sleep? Thats for the weak, what do you think I bought 4 red bulls, and 2 coffees for!
2. Good With Change
The night seems to be going perfectly when all the sudden… blue flashing lights, and sirens cut through the party music. Looks like its time to go somewhere else! Flexibility is a must in the workplace. Future employers will appreciate your ability to quickly change based on the situation at hand.
Lazy? No, innovative! That is exactly what your future boss will think when he sees how creative you are. College students are continuously coming up with newer better ways to increase productivity while minimizing work.
Do you know how difficult is is to watch every episode of House of Cards on Netflix in one sitting? That takes serious commitment. Not everyone has the ability to sit alone in a dark room for over 24 hours doing nothing but looking at a screen. In the 50’s this may have even been considered a form of “cruel or unusual punishment”.
5. Excellent People Skills
We all know it can be extremely difficult to get along with others, especially in the work place. Which is why it is important to know when to turn on the charm and really create positive relationship with your coworkers. Employers tend to value workers that are able to get the job done and keep everyone happy.
With these 5 skills there is no need to worry about the volatile job market. These skills will open up a wealth of opportunities and help employees to earn promotions. And if not, well theres always welfare. The hard working Americans who slave away probably won’t mind the government taking away their hard earned money to pay for your cell phone and cigarettes anyways!
By Kyra Azzato