Mike Rowe: Don’t Follow Your Passion

If you ask a high school or college grad about the career advice they’ve received, they’ve likely heard something like, “Follow your passion.” Is this really the advice we should be giving young people looking at spending four years and tens of thousands of dollars at a four-year university?

Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs and the CEO of the MikeRoweWORKS Foundation strongly disagrees that people should follow their passion. His video is a reality check for everyone looking for work or a building a career .

From his website:

ARE YOU PROFOUNDLY DISCONNECTED®?

  • * A trillion dollars in student loans.

  • * Record high unemployment.

  • * Three million good jobs that no one seems to want.

The mikeroweWORKS Foundation started the Profoundly Disconnected® campaign to challenge the absurd belief that a four-year degree is the only path to success. The Skills Gap is here, and if we don’t close it, it’ll swallow us all. Which is a long way of saying, we could use your help…

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