If you’ve entertained thoughts that your job is, in crude vernacular, “b***h work,” good news — you’re not alone! Yes, college graduates (and future hordes of young people with expensive degrees), that job you’re lucky to have is probably beneath you. But hold the entitlement salad, because while a new study found that nearly half of people with college degrees are overqualified for their positions, the trend is likely to continue over the next decade. The study, based on Labor Department data from 2010, found that the number of college graduates in the workplace (41.7 million) was significantly higher than the number of jobs requiring college degrees (28.6 million).
This has been my experience.
Question of the day:
Has anyone else noticed this trend if so how has it affected you?
- Have degree, driving cab: Nearly half of college grads are overqualified (csmonitor.com)
- Nearly 1/2 of workers are overqualified (wwlp.com)
- Study: Nearly half overqualified for jobs (triblive.com)
- Half of Us Are Overqualified for Our Jobs (cosmopolitan.com)
- Good Jobs for College Grads – Or Just Jobs? (247wallst.com)
- Starting salaries rise for new grads (money.cnn.com)
- College Grads and Gifts That Keep Giving [Infographic] (turbotax.intuit.com)
- Big Future — Employers want college grads to have work experience (bigfuture.collegeboard.org)
- Jobs recovery favors highly educated workers (money.cnn.com)
- 1 in 7 cab drivers has a bachelor’s degree (economy.money.cnn.com)