Many of our adult children face a daunting job outlook. The post-recession recovery has been particularly difficult for young adults who have experienced double-digit unemployment rates for more than 70 consecutive months, according to The Young Invincibles, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
Many adult children, unemployed or stalled in go-nowhere jobs, call on us for advice. In search of some constructive ideas (and a cheat sheet for our career coaching), we found The Bigs, a book that reveals “The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals” about how to succeed. The title refers to the “big leagues” — as in young adults becoming responsible and getting a well-paying job. As author Ben Carpenter, a successful entrepreneur and executive, says: “There’s a 10-year window between college graduation and collecting dependents. They need to get going on a career.”