Survive + Thrive

Self Worth vs Net Worth

By Valencia Wicker

The economic downturn of 2008/2009 has been sought as the worst economic state of affairs since the Great Depression. In August 2009, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 9.7%, a 3.5% increase since August 2008. It is common knowledge that recent graduates and persons seeking employment have very little to no job market accessibility. If employed, most young professionals are working on a short-term basis or have no job security.

How has the recession affected the behaviors of young professionals in positioning themselves for the future? Furthermore, how have young professionals turned a grueling downward spiral into an upward bound highway to success? Self Worth vs Net Worth delves into the top 3 trends among young professionals on waiting out a recession - Even more, how to make the best of it.

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