A continuing trend for recent college graduates and young professionals is underemployment. With large amounts of debt, many young professionals are often forced to take jobs that they’re overqualified for.
And for many, even though our economy has improved, leaving the ‘I’ll take anything’ mindset behind is not as easy as you’d expect.
50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed.
Underemployed means you have a job, but it might be part-time and it’s definitely below your skill set, education and capability. This is the position I found myself in three months after graduating.
However, I wasn’t satisfied with being underemployed. I was determined to make the most of my position. Here’s what I did, and what you can do, too, if you find yourself underemployed, and wanting more.