2020 graduates, listen up.
I graduated in 2008, the most comparable year in our lifetime to now.
The economy was in shambles, way worse than now. The job market was far from hot. Both 2008 and 2020 will go down in history as less than ideal years to enter the workforce, but that's no excuse, in fact, it's a blessing in disguise.
Yes, the job market isn't as hot as it was 4 months ago, but there are plenty of companies hiring and those of you who are destined for success are going to crush it.
I took a job as an Assistant Manager at CVS. I stocked shelves, I took in deliveries at 4am, I was the errand boy who picked up the coffee in the morning and lunch at noon. I worked 80+ hour weeks for 4 years and ultimately came out on top.
Graduating during difficult economic times is something I'm proud of. I wouldn't be where I'm at today if it weren't for starting my career with the odds stacked against me. You have that same opportunity.
Either live in your parent's basement until things get easier, or step up, hustle, and eat sh*t until the world gets back to easier times. Forget about the dream job and focus on any job that takes you... and crush it.
You have the rest of your life ahead of you, but what you do in the next 12 months will lay the foundation for it all.