The Best Graduate Gift Ever
Graduating from school is one of the most important rites of passage in our lives.
But don’t expect it to look like the past! Today’s average college graduate will change careers not jobs four to six times. In practical terms what does that mean for someone graduating today?
First, the great gift of a formal education is that it shows us how to learn. Active learners already rule the world. In earlier generations, we got a degree, we got a job and we worked. Now, we learn and grow every single day. This represents a vast change in our culture but the big payoff is personal growth.
Next, the happiest careerists will understand how to use skilled self-inquiry to redirect and reinvent oneself in fulfilling ways as the world continues to accelerate around them. This is something we have been providing for years. Asking oneself the right questions produces clarity, vision, and self-confidence – traits that can be crucial with new graduates.
Finally, the life skills that all successful people have are no longer for the elite. They are requirements for all of us, especially if we intend to stay out of the scourge of under-employment. We have helped over 40,000 people understand why they need the skills of selling, influencing others, building relationships and developing effective support systems. These are skills many parents didn’t have to develop and are not taught in our school systems. The lack of these skills represents current employer’s single biggest complaint. It is a dastardly idea to assume they are going to pick them up on their own.
If you are a parent or someone that influences and mentors young people, the new graduate is often in an especially vulnerable period in coming up to speed and thriving in the work market. After decades Oh The Places You Will Gocontinues to be the #1 college graduate gift and while it speaks to many of the more innocent themes of becoming an adult, we suggest insights and skills they can use right here and right now.
If you have a fresh graduate coming into the world, this is: