It’s graduation season again and all those newly minted college graduates will start looking for jobs. There has been a lot written about how to get a job, the planning, the resume writing, the meetings to take, the consideration of what you want to do with your life as you “follow your passion!” It is also true that the job market, especially for the great jobs that are highly desired, is fiercely competitive.
But what about the people who don’t want to get a job? What are the best ways to avoid getting hired? I’m not talking about those intrepid iconoclasts that walk to their own drumbeat and want to find themselves in a far away land, or those focused on starting their own company. This is for the deadbeat that wants to ensure that they continue to live at home with their parents and don’t have to do anything. For this group of tepid individuals I offer the following.