Hurdle-Jumping for Generation Vexed
There once was a time when if you could dream it, you could have it. Possibilities were endless. Career options for college students were limitless. And success wasn’t some vague notion lingering a long time ago in universe far, far away.
But we’re now in the second decade of the 21st century, and a vicious recession has been chewing away at our dreams — especially those of young people between the ages of 18-29. A.K.A. ‘Generation Vexed’ , this often beleaguered demographic has been looking down a dark tunnel at a future of diminishing opportunities for post-college success.
As a result of the current uncertainty, many members of Generation Vexed are postponing major life decisions and purchases. Tough times to be sure. But there’s no reason to toss those youthful dreams onto the garbage heap. Amazing headway can be made simply by digging deep and finding out where you fit in the World of Work. This effort is especially important if your major isn’t linked to a specific job. Considerable networking will be required — the more intensive, the better.
This superb L.A. Times article explores the economic maze facing Generation Vexed with engaging frankness. In the process, it offers fresh insights to young people groping for a direction. If you’re a member of this group, this is one article you should be devouring down to the last crumb.
Dive into it and tell me what you think. And, as always, if you want to learn more about this or any other career topic, the Baldwin team is ready to help. Count on us to answer your questions and provide additional information about post-college success and career options for college students. You can reach out to our team at –
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