Take a Chance, Take a Chance on me...

Let's start by giving credit to ABBA for the song "Take a Chance on Me." The reason for this post is to remind everyone that someone took a chance on you and gave you that first job.

Many job listings that our students encounter require a certain number of years of experience. While it's understandable to want to hire someone who can immediately contribute, we also need to remember to give opportunities to those just starting out.

Consider looking at it from a different perspective. You can hire someone with five years of experience and work to change the habits they've developed, or you can hire someone new and train them to meet your specific needs. By giving recent graduates a chance, we might find that our companies can run more efficiently.

So, give it some thought. Take a chance on a recent graduate—you may be very thankful you did.