Myth: If I get a college degree, I will get a good job.
Fact: About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed.
Myth: I will find a job through one of the job sites. Everything is online these days.
Fact: More than 70% of available jobs are not posted online or anywhere.
Myth: If I just get enough resumes out there, I will find a job.
Fact: Did you know that 80% of today’s jobs have been obtained through personal recommendation or personal referral?
Myth: I have to go to an Ivy League school in order to be successful.
Fact: Ever hear of Tim Cook? He is the CEO of a company you may have heard of called Apple. Where did he get his undergraduate degree? You might be surprised that he went to Auburn University, a state school in Alabama. And maybe you have heard of a person named Steven Spielberg? He went to – and dropped out of – Cal State at Long Beach.
As Michael Douglas says in the 1987 movie Wall Street while playing the role of finance tycoon Gordon Gecko, “not bad for a city college kid.”