Penelope Trunk’s Brazen Careerist blog gives good news for young people: there is no job shortage for you. Her good news for young employees:
- Jobs for low-level candidates are increasing.
- There are plenty of entry-level jobs to be had.
- College grads are doing fine in today’s market.
She has lots of lovely numbers and reference sources to back this up, so check out her article.
Her good news for the rest of us:
The not-feeling-so-great thing is that, in the case of everyone but the young, the economy is only good for star performers. But really (and here is the part of the post you should skip if you want Thanksgiving bliss) I have been ranting and screaming for years that the best way to have a good life is to be a star performer at work because that gives you the most flexibility to get what you want out of life. Don’t be a star performer for money. Be a star performer so that in an economy like this, you don’t have to worry about a paycheck.
If you’re a star performer, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.