Words of Encouragement and Hope for the New Year, by Adam Scholl
As 2010 comes to a close, we reflect back upon our professional successes and failures this past year. The economy is struggling. Many states, such as my home state of Michigan, have a long way to go before they can return, if ever, to their former glory. As a result of these tough times, it’s only natural to feel that you have utterly rotten luck when it comes to the timing of starting your career. It’s easy to be discouraged. Remember that the market, like life, has ups and downs. Things will get better. However, as young professionals we need to adapt to these dynamic market conditions. Relocation might seem scary, especially as you are just starting out in your career, but you have to go where the money is. Don’t sell yourself and your career short by staying in a dying (or dead) state or region. If moving is not an option, look for new ways to further your career development through education, training, seminars, and professional associations. Take charge of your own career; avoid being one of those people that blames his situation on the economy. While the economy isn’t the greatest, it has no eliminated all your career possibilities and destroyed your dreams. Just remember that nothing comes without hard work.