College Graduates Unprepared for Workforce
Following graduation, most college students are expected to infiltrate the job market to join the workforce and expand the economy. However, recent reports such as that conducted by the York College located in Pennsylvania have indicated that the college graduate population is ill prepared for the working industry. This sad reality has provided the college 2with an objective of training the graduates on imperative facets of the workforce, which includes professionalism. The importance of this form of education is that it provides adequate training for the graduates in terms of learning mannerisms of the workplace as well as conducting interactions as well as appropriate behaviors. Behavioral issues are the main problem for the college graduates in that they lack training on how to conduct themselves during an interview or working environment. A closer evaluation of some of these behaviors is important in developing a comprehension on the importance of training college graduates for the job market.
The first behavior issue is observed when college graduates ask inappropriate or irrelevant questions during an interview. As elaborated on the podcast, when offered a chance to present their queries during an interview, some of the graduates are quick to ask concerning the number of vacation weeks that are offered in the position. Such behavior casts a negative light on the prospective graduate who is seeking for employment indicating their lack of seriousness in the job position. The second behavior that is observed is in clothing. In campus, college students are accustomed to dressing casually with cloth items such as flip-flops and shorts being popular. Dressing is a crucial aspect in professionalism as it depicts the image of an individual and their seriousness as well as ambition and commitment in their lives. Hence, behaviors such as dressing indecently or inappropriately for work interviews, seminars, or internships are considered unprofessional.
The third behavioral problem arises from poor communication skills with the most affected area being listening intently and respectfully. Such lack of skills in the workforce has the potential to cost a college graduate exponential career development at their company of choice. Communication constitutes the basic of requirements needed by the workforce. It enables proper understanding and cooperation between the employees and employers. With this in mind, college graduates are expected to master communication skills in order to thrive in their respective careers. It is evidently true that the assertions made within the podcast are true. First, most college students are conditioned by the college system to pay little attention to their appearance with prime focus being directed towards study. This has contributed to their lack of decorum in the workforce. Secondly, communication skills are considered vital in the college system. Thus, with this in mind, it is the responsibility of the higher institutions to provide training and education on mastering these skills in order for the graduates to have greater chances in accessing job opportunities. Therefore, in my opinion, the educational system within these institutions should provided training as part of the degree programmes that will guarantee that college students do not only graduate but are also equipped with the necessary information and skill set required in the job market.