Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Is Self Employment the New Trend?
So, is there a solution? All over the internet I find ads motivating people to return to college. Get an education!
I am in total agreement with ongoing learning. I love to learn. But, is all this attention on getting a college degree really the wisest route? Especially amidst our staggering economic situation? I don't get it.
Maybe the focus should be more on motivating people to embark in short-term careers, obtain certifications, learn technical skills. It's a much more affordable and realistic alternative. And, you may even create your own business vs. graduating from college to get a "job".
Who is behind all this insistance to getting a college education in order to land a better job (and huge debt)? Isn't it more practical to offer alternatives by educating and helping people open their own practice/business? Maybe, just maybe, jobs are taking the back seat to contractual, self-employment. I'm not saying here that this alternative doesn't already exist.....but it's not obvious. The college issue is.
As for me, last year I decided to expand my education in a different career and I became a certified YOU University Life Coach. Slowly but surely my coaching practice is growing. It's such a rewarding feeling to offer my services and skills helping others be the best they can be. And in exchange, create good income!!