This is a tough time for job seekers, especially for fresh graduates. Not many companies have openings for people without experience. This has resulted in a lot of college grads and students feeling very disheartened about their career and their financial situation. However, there is a very important piece of the puzzle that most people are missing these days. College graduates will keep having troubles looking for jobs, and the only solution is for them to stop looking for jobs. There are just too many graduates and not enough jobs. It is a game that is impossible to win for many graduates. College graduates need to think about entrepreneurship instead. Here are some reasons why.
Jobs no longer provide a ‘stable’ life
There used to be a time when getting a job meant you were set for life. You could spend decades at a company and know that when you leave there will be a huge payout. The crumbling economy and the wave of downsizing have given a huge reality check to people. There were people who gave decades of their lives to companies, only to get unceremoniously downsized for no fault of their own. Jobs just cannot be depended upon the way they could be back in the good old days. Having a job just means you know you are getting paid the next month, not that you can just live in peace from now on.
Entrepreneurship has never been easier
It has never been easier to be an entrepreneur than it is now. You don’t have to start a huge company or try to create an app that becomes the next Snapchat. Just set up a small online store and sell something you have a lot of knowledge about. You will only need a few hundred dollars of investment – buy from Alibaba or any other B2B website, sell at higher rates on your online store. If you start making sales start growing slowly, and soon you’ll be earning more than you could have ever earned from a job.
The Gig Economy can support you
A lot of hype is being created about the ‘gig economy’. However, if we are being honest, the gig economy isn’t really something you can depend on. There isn’t that much money to be made, and the work does not come consistently. The real benefit of the gig market is that it allows you to get by while you figure something out. Entrepreneurship is hard for people who are not from rich families and have to fend for themselves, because generally you don’t start earning money through your endeavors the first few months. A lot of people have payments to make, and mouths to feed. Use the gig economy to support yourself while you set up something better. You will not become rich off gigs, but all your bills will be paid while you work on your dreams.Remember, the era of jobs may be coming to an end. With automation becoming the norm there will only be fewer jobs in the future. Stop looking for jobs and start looking for something better.