November 27, 2022.
For the second time in a bit more than a decade, another crop of post-secondary graduates is entering the job market just as companies enact hiring freezes and layoffs in response to the ongoing economic malaise.
As a parent of a new graduate, I understand the questions and concerns many young people have: What if I don’t land a well-paying job in my field? How will I make my rent or pay off my student loans? How will I save and invest for my future? I shared those same questions after graduating from university when my job offer was rescinded during a recession.
But there is hope and opportunity even in times of economic shakiness. Here are a handful of tangible pieces of advice to help position new graduates for long-term financial and professional success while navigating current market conditions.