As two recent college graduates in the corporate world, we've see a common theme emerge among friends and colleagues alike--the search for career direction. In fact, this may be the very reason you're on LinkedIn at the moment. In the past, the search for a career meant talking to friends, family, and their networks. Today, online social networks are the new way in which people connect and share; 98% of individuals between 18 and 24 utilize social media. This has opened the doors for professional networking sites like the one you're currently on; according to Quicksprout, 1 in every 27 people in the world use LinkedIn. But what about the individuals who don’t know where to start? In a recent survey we conducted amongst our own social network, 80% of employed individuals in their 20’s are either undecided about their long-term career plan or expect to leave their current job in the near future.
Keys & Doors helps solve this problem by featuring stories about career-oriented individuals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s, with varied skillsets and experiences, across various industries and geographies; each post gives readers insight into one person’s career path through a series of interview questions.
A Facebook of strangers with a LinkedIn strategy, Keys & Doors combines the rise of social media with the search for career direction, providing a portal of inspiration and information for 20-somethings. “You’ve got to find someone who is doing what you want to do” (Susan Adams, Forbes 2012). Keys & Doors helps people do just that. With snapshots of career paths and honest advice for interested readers, our objective is to help readers find themselves in a job that is right for them.