I've thought about my own experience compared to the 2020 graduates just now entering the workforce. I graduated during a robust economic time; It didn't take long for me to receive a skilled job at a strong company.

Today, unemployment for 20–24-year-olds has climbed above 20%, and 25% of employers have closed new positions for postgraduates because of COVID. I'm worried because many smart, talented young professionals will take jobs they never wanted -- a path that often leads to resentment.

I hope that the next generation of young professionals will use this time to reflect upon their own values and what they want to achieve in their 20s. Although it's hard to see, there are so many opportunities out there; you simply have to know where to look and start walking.

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