​​​​Bridging the Gap from College to the Real World

Career Coaching and Counseling to College Students has become
Key to Making the Transition to Employment and How to Get That Job

 ​"While 72% of educational institutions believe recent grads are ready for work, only 42% of employers agree." (Forbes)


"In 2015, nearly 45% of college graduates ages 22 to 27 were in jobs that did not require a college degree, compared to 38% in 2000." (NY Times, "Tricky Timing for the Class of 2016", May 15, 2016)


"One of the big problems for new employees is that they don't know what they don't know, especially when it comes to soft skills--like working with people and being self-motivated, as opposed to hard skills like knowing how to code." (NY Times, "Just Graduated, and Fumbling Through a First Job" , April 5, 2014)


"An online study, the Student Skill Index, of about 2000 college students from 18-24 years old and 1000 hiring managers found large gaps between students' perception of their level of preparation and employers perception." (NY Times, April 4, 2014)


"The first thing I always ask is “Let’s start out with the questions you have for me. You’ve talked to a lot of people, but is there anything about the mission of the company, our board, my background, that you want to ask me about?” Believe it or not, seven out of 10 people say, “I’ve already gotten what I need.” Maybe they’re nervous, but I’m thinking: “You’re talking to the C.E.O. You don’t want to know what makes me tick?” The other deal killer can come at the end. I always give them my business card and say, “Please contact me with any questions.” And then I wait to see if they send me a thank-you email." (Excerpt from NY Times, Sunday, November 9, 2014 Corner Office, Interview with Janet Elkin, CEO of Supplemental Health Care)

  

“Investor’s Business Daily reported that for the first time in history, the majority of jobless workers (57 %) have attended college.”


"About one-in-five (23%) underemployed recent grads are working part-time up from 15% in 2000." (NY Times, June 8, 2014)


"We don’t have a jobs crisis in the world, we have a skills crisis. 45% of US employers say lack of skills is the “main reason” for entry-level vacancies. Only 42% of worldwide employers believe new graduates are adequately prepared for work." (McKinsey, “Education to Employment” report)