Please read this article blows my mind.
For African-American millennials—those between the ages 18 to 34—the unemployment rate in May was 16.6 percent, compared to a 7.1 percent rate for whites of the same age range. In addition, African-American men in that age range are 30 percent more likely to be working a part-time position than white men of the same age group (approximately 1 in 4 of them are working part-time). In 2012, the median income of African-American millennials was $19,800, compared to $25,000 for whites.
Wow those level incomes are crazy. I would suggest internships, two jobs, freelance.
For example, the employment gap between black and white men with bachelor’s degrees is only 5 percent. For women, it’s just 3 percent.
That is great news.
The Young Invincibles study did have good news: at the higher education levels, the employment difference between Blacks and whites begins to disappear.
This makes me happy that is the best part, folks are hiring based on qualifications not race.
Articles like this make break out the list.
1. Go For Small Companies.
smaller companies or companies that are growing are willing to pay for talented people and need everyone that is on their staff to take care. If you get in with a smaller company demands for a raise, opportunities to grow up the ladder will be quickly resolved or delivered.
2. Find out who is in CHARGE of hiring.
It is not always the HR department. Sometimes the Vice President of Sales can make room for new applicants, or sales team members. Marketing Department, Maintenance Manager or other people of influence in the company can make room for new talent and focus on the growth of salary for that person.
3. What are you skills?
Take a inventory of your top 5 skills, top 5 interests and future things you may want to learn or become good at.
4. Step up streams before you leave college.
I remember college associates who started monthly stock dividend account after taking a personal finance class where the economics professor took extra time to focus on stocks
5. Grow Network while at college.
Do you realize this is one of the only times in your life you will have thousands of people around you the same age, goals, and dreams. Seize the moment grow connections, GATHER emails and cell phone numbers. Set up a system for contacting folks weekly, monthly, quarterly.
6. Go into sales.
You will learn how to work with others, and gain valuable skills. Sales teams all around the country are hiring. Every car lot, small company, large company are willing to teach sales and great information from sales people like Grant Cardone.
7. Move where the money is.
Sorry if the job you want is in Iowa, New York, North Dakota or Texas unless you can work from home, you will have to relocate. Don’t worry depending on your investing and saving rates you can move back to your favorite town, city or hometown in 7-10 years. That’s right 7-10 years of working and then freedom.
8. Create a side hustle/side business soon.
There are over 1000s of ideas and ways to create a side hustle or business from walking dogs, babysitting, tutoring, lawn care, house sitting, seasonal jobs.