Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Glut of highly educated career seekers, is America a doormat?

I once heard, on the radio, about someone from India coming to USA for a "better job." Soon after they got here, the better job was out sourced back to India.

They went back.

It seems like America can be a door mat. People coming here for opportunities and corporations sending jobs elsewhere.

Everyone just trying to make a buck.

Then I heard about another person who finds better job opportunities in Ecuador than USA (especially Bellingham). We have such a glut of educated people that his BA didn't mean much in this job market. In Ecuador, even though he isn't making a lot of money, his BA means more. He is writing, teaching and so forth. Things he would never qualify for in Bellingham with just a BA. Good place for him to start building a resume of experience at least.

It also helps to have roots there and speak the language, or better yet several languages.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no way one can have a better job in Ecuador with a BA...unless you happen to be foreign, caucasian, blonde and have blue eyes. That's the way it is. There are thousands of ecuadorian professionals with 6 to 8 years of college education looking for jobs or underemployed and sometimes wishing for a chance to travel to USA or Europe to make their lives better. Often, it's just a dream.
Mauricio

Robert said...

Different people have different experiences. A friend of mine says his BA opens doors that only a PHD would open here, most likely. Then again, he agrees that people who get their BAs over seas, rather than in Ecuador, have an easier time. Also there isn't much money. Mostly just some prestige and experience.