The downside of connection, and some positivity.

When the internet start connecting people, it was a positive thing overall, but there are certain trends that made life more difficult. One trend is online job boards. They made being good enough and being in the right geography not good enough. Applications went through the roof, making everything more competitive.

However, there are ways that the connection that makes it harder to get that entry-level job, also makes it easier to stand out. It’s easier than ever for a student who has a good idea to find out who the executive they should talk to at a company is. It’s easier than ever to build a community that could benefit from a future product or service that your student could provide. It’s easier than ever to spread a message to a large group of people. All it takes is responsibility, a plan, and persistence.