Funny…and not nearly as exaggerated as some might think. This is how it begins.

The text for my speech today comes from the New Testament. The Book of John, chapter 8, verse 32: “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

The truth is that while your formal schooling ends today, your education will continue.  You can look forward to a lifetime of discovery and one of the first things you will discover is that there are no jobs out there.  None.  Zero.  Nada.

At least no good ones, not for liberal arts graduates with no work experience, except for that weekly stint at the library reception desk.

The good jobs are being taken by the folks who graduated 10 years ago, got laid off during the recession, and now are clawing their way back into the work world.  And I do mean claw.

They have experience. You don’t.  It’s as simple as that….