KNOXVILLE, TN (seenation) September 17, 2010 - As millions of Americans battle unemployment, a new book by Dr. Daryl Green and William Bailey, MBA, offers practical advice to help college students land a job when they graduate. Entitled Job Strategies for the 21st Century: How to Assist Today’s College Students during Economic Turbulence, the book provides practical solutions to the challenges today’s college students face as they struggle to find employment in an unstable economy.
In Job Strategies for the 21st Century, the authors share a number of compelling observations. They say rising unemployment, vanishing pensions, and other economic woes are causing many students to lose hope in finding a good job for the future. They also maintain that parents may be hurting their college student’s chances of securing a job. “I think we have not adequately prepared this generation for economic downturns,” Green explains. “Many parents have done everything for their children. Now, these same parents expect their children to be able to handle rejection [from employers], rebound, and launch forward to that ideal job. It does not happen that easily.”
Bailey says landing a job today is an extreme uphill challenge, considering the large number of graduating students combined with the rising number of the unemployed. He adds: “Having been there, as a despondent college graduate, and by engaging today’s students as guest lecturers, we know and understand the importance for students to plan for their career goals. Daryl and I believe most college students neglect the need for career planning.”
That’s why they wrote their new book. Job Strategies for the 21st Century is a valuable resource for frustrated college students, their parents, educators, and anyone struggling to resolve employment issues. It is an insightful book that touches on a variety of intriguing topics, including market trends for the 21st century, corporate expectations for workers and job strategies for the future. The guide’s goal, among other things, is to help readers:
- Learn how to navigate uncertainty and better compete for jobs
- Gain better confidence in their ability to grow while under job pressures
- Discover the insight to go beyond their limitations by breaking down barriers of self-doubt
Through Job Strategies for the 21st Century, Green and Bailey have presented their in-the-trenches experience and innovative concepts in a format that readers will find very interesting and easy to read. The authors share their insights in a realistic, optimistic manner. In the book, they write: “Today’s job market demands that students develop their own personal strategy for employment. From our experience acting as student advocates in academic and community settings, we frequently find ourselves encouraging students to plan for their career aspirations. This book provides some less traditional steps for effectively positioning current college students to better compete in future job markets.”
Green and Bailey’s engaging book comes at a time when 15 million Americans are unemployed and more U.S. companies are trending toward hiring temporary workers, intensifying the competition for jobs. College graduates, in particular, are having a tougher time securing suitable employment because they often lack sufficient work experience. However, Job Strategies for the 21st Century offers a very timely solution.
Job Strategies for the 21st Century is available online at Amazon.com
and other book retailers. You can also view the book trailer on Youtube.com at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_LKEMrIweA
. For more information about the book or the authors, please contact Donna Gilliard at 865-216-9209. Both Green and Bailey are available for media interviews on the issues of job strategies during economic turbulence.
About the Authors
Dr. Daryl Green is an independent publisher and nationally-recognized author who has been noted and quoted in major media outlets, including USA Today, Associated Press, Ebony and BET. He is an adjunct professor at Lincoln Memorial University and a former faculty member at Knoxville College. Green has spent more than 20 years assisting organizations and individuals with making good decisions. William Bailey, MBA, is credentialed as a Project Management Professional and a Registered Environmental Manager. He has volunteered as a visiting professor at local educational and church events in the Knoxville area. Combined, Green and Bailey have helped thousands of people through their lectures, seminars, and columns. The authors have created a number of articles, presented at numerous university campuses, interviewed students and shared their insights on job strategies. Through their research and practical application, they have found a huge disconnect between what organizations want in potential employees and what today’s graduates are providing. Their expertise provides a solid foundation for their new book, Job Strategies for the 21st Century: How to Assist Today’s College Students during Economic