Congratulations to you, college student! You must have worked really hard to get here, and surely, after graduation the world will just lay down before you and opportunities will come a-knockin’ at your door. Because of your intelligence and scholastic diligence, corporate executives and big business managers alike are practically trembling in anticipation at offering you colossal starting salaries and generous benefits, and probably the key to the executive bathroom… Right?
Don’t unzip just yet. Let’s face it; even if you’re lucky enough to get into college and subsequently get through college, you still have yet to break into the corporate world. At this point, you probably believe that your hard work will eventually pay off and your college-level degree will open many doors for you. This, dear student, is where you would be wrong. According to Corinne Maier and her internationally bestselling book Bonjour Laziness: Why Hard Work Doesn’t Pay, companies are keen to hire young people – that includes you – if only to take advantage of their naivet