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.”


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