There is a skills gap between college and early career that is holding back young professionals from getting noticed, finding new work and moving up the
INVEST IN YOURSELF!
Here are the top five reasons why you need to invest in yourself and register for the Career Acceleration Program today:
1. Much of what you learned in college won’t help you succeed at work.
“A survey of 500 hiring managers found that a majority—66 %— believe new college graduates are not prepared for the workforce after leaving college.” – Adecco Staffing Survey, May 2013
A skills and knowledge gap exists between college and the first few years of your career. New hires are expected to “hit the ground running” and assimilate quickly. The CAP is designed to equip you with these essential missing “soft skills” quickly, giving you an edge over your peers.
2. You need to dazzle employers to get a job in this market.
“The effective unemployment rate for 18-29 year olds is 16.1% which is the highest rate since WWII.” – Millennial Jobs Report, July 2013
In order to stand out you need to be confident, network regularly, know how to sell yourself and stand out in a positive way every day. These qualities do not come naturally to most people. The insights that the CAP provides about corporate culture and how to communicate effectively are invaluable and will help you stand out during the interview process and throughout your career.
3. How you act at work has a HUGE impact on your career progression.
“When our research tracked 20,000 new hires, 46% of them failed within 18 months. But even more surprising than the failure rate, was that when new hires failed, 89% of the time it was for attitudinal reasons and only 11% of the time for a lack of skill.” – Mark Murphy, Author of Hiring for Attitude, Forbes Magazine
You may not even be aware that you’re making serious mistakes that will affect the trajectory of your career, or missing opportunities that are right in front of you. Your self-confidence, attitude, work ethic and attention to detail are all part of your “personal brand.” The CAP will teach you how to be aware of your personal brand, refine it, and use it to your advantage.
4. Underdeveloped “soft skills” are not only embarrassing but also career killers.
“In a new study, we found that over 60 % of managers agree that soft skills are the most important when evaluating an employee’s performance, followed by 32 % citing hard skills and only 7 percent social media skills.” – Millennial Branding & American Express, Generation Y Workplace Expectations Survey
Corporate soft skills training programs have largely disappeared, and where they do exist, they are weak and have limited impact. Knowing how to interact with management from different generations, communicate face to face (not via text!) and be quietly aggressive are just some of the essential skills that CAP will teach you. Eliminate potential career derailing mistakes and bad habits now before you do permanent damage to your career.
5. Don’t you want to get promoted faster and start reducing your debt?
“2/3 of recent bachelor’s degree recipients have outstanding student loans, with an average debt of about $27,000” – Pew Research and Social Trends Article, March 2014
Many of you are saddled with debt from college loans and the majority of your generation has moved in with their parents. Working beneath your skill level is not going to give you the money necessary to pay down debt and get a life of your own. Take advantage of this career changing opportunity to learn how to stand out, take control of your career and move it forward at a faster pace. You will never be in a leadership position without strong soft skills. It’s a fact, but you have the power to do something about it!