March 26, 2021
Given the change of course that has happened in the world, we wanted to provide expert opinions on what aspiring graduates can do to start off their careers in an uncertain economic climate. We wanted to know what skills will be more important, where the economy is doing relatively well, and if there will be any lasting effects on the job market.
Companies are looking for candidates that can handle the new responsibilities of the job market. Recent graduates actually have an advantage because they are comfortable using newer technologies and have been communicating virtually their whole lives. They can take what they've learned and apply it immediately.
We spoke to professors and experts from several universities and companies to get their opinions on where the job market for recent graduates is heading, as well as how young graduates entering the industry can be adequately prepared. Here are their thoughts.
Prestige Care, Inc.
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Blake Thiess: "I feel the enduring impact of C19 on new graduates is substantial. It's challenging for a more junior level team member to onboard and train effectively, be visible in a virtual environment, and ultimately be promoted. It is going to take a focused effort by leadership, in a more virtual environment, to shepherd new team members. There has to be a high level of intentionality to upskill a new grad."
Blake Thiess: "The biggest certifications and licenses we look for in the healthcare space at Prestige Care, is for that CNA/NAR/NAC licensure, and of course, a LPN and RN educational background. That opens up a variety of lanes with a ton of upward mobility for healthcare providers here at Prestige Care."