While we find ourselves unable to get recruiters to call us back, organizations are tripping over themselves to hire kids fresh out of college. In fact, there is a job board just for this and it is open only to students.
I have been wondering what the fascination with youth over experience is as I see these kids leave college making more to start than I do (with a master's degree, 18 year's experience, and a professional role).
Some questions I have are:
--With starting salaries like these, do you see that they are any less expensive?
--Do you think they are thought of as brighter, more up-to-date, etc...?
--Are they less expensive to the organization with regard to healthcare coverage?
What else can it be? Ageism..?
Source for salary is the National Association of Colleges and Employers salary survey for 2020 grads.
We went to college in the 90s, started our careers when cell phones were a luxury that came with a shoulder bag and fax machines were the newest tech.
Here we are now, in what should be the best years of our career facing an ever changing work culture that sees established Boomers still running the show with Millennials expecting to be the next leaders. Meanwhile we just want to take a vacation, make sure the kids get to soccer practice and fund our 401k.
Keep it on topic, be decent humans, no keyboard warriors.