When the Educational Testing Study released its findings last year, many hiring managers were unsurprised: Millennials were found to be falling further behind their global peers in numeracy, literacy, and problem-solving in tech rich environments.
So how do we master new soft skills?
What if college wasn’t required for a fulfilling career? What if a young adult could spend four years working at a great job instead of attending college? Well, they can!
Here are 15 well-paying jobs that don’t require a four year degree…
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I’m sure you’ve been asked this question, perhaps several thousand times. The answer for me changed from Dallas Cowboy cheerleader at age 3, to architect at 11, to PR specialist at 18, to Social Media Consultant at 23. But I can tell you something I never wanted to be: $55,000 in debt from student loans and living at home with my parents at 26. Yet this is my reality. I’m a Social Media Manager now, so I have achieved part of my dream, but I am saddled with the debt
Not going to grad school was the best decision I ever made. Right before and following college graduation, I was dead set on going to graduate school. I knew I wanted to work in economic development. And most of my dream jobs required graduate school. But as I was studying for the GRE, poring over math problems and obscure vocabulary, I had an epiphany: Why spend all this effort forcing myself to memorize information when I could be teaching myself valuable real-world skills? In the end, instead of going to graduate school, I taught myself digital skills. These digital skills
To many, a degree in Liberal Arts sounds good… until they jump into a job search. There, they find that unemployment rates for Liberal Arts majors can sometimes be significantly higher than other degrees.
All is not lost, however. In fact, with the right strategy, a degree in Liberal Arts can open doors you may not have expected…
As many students have learned, some educators have a difficult time teaching to their pupils’ level of understanding; it’s difficult for a career professor to think back to a time before they knew how to do the basics. For many students, this creates a difficult learning environment.
To get a personalized learning approach, consider leveraging the power of the crowd… just like Wikipedia and Youtube leverage content…