We live in a really strange time where people can get great jobs and opportunities and make good money by being, essentially, semi-pro at everything. The job I do comes from a weird vortex between Joe Familyvideo and completely niche, highly trained artists that range from marketing to event planning to working online and strategizing, writing, directing, producing, acting, troubleshooting, and more–BLERG.
Last Friday Nebula Coworking hosted a networking happy hour to which I was invited. I was so excited to go see it in person! And when I GOT there, I was blown away by what is going on.
Two demographics seem to have taken this recession the hardest in terms of facing and coping with job loss and job seeking: the Boomers who were in a set career for many, many years, and the wee Millennials. But difficulty really can be a blessing. Like a fire refines and melts away the dross. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Many young folk are struggling against the economy right now and there are a lot of skills that many don’t have but need in order to find those sparse prospects, accept many rejections, and yet still keep showing up for more. Here’s a list of things to guide the discussion Wednesday night that can help get us where we want to go.