COMPETING IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY

Something that will make you stand out is your ability to communicate. Can you text? Are you up-to-date with technology? How many words can you type in a minute? Can you speak different languages? How many? Are you qualified to compete in a global economy? Find out below.

SOME STATISTICS FOR THE MILLENNIAL WHO MIGHT NOT READ THEM

It may shock you to know that 31 million Americans depend on global trade everyday. AHHH, NUMBERS, FACTS, GRAPHS! Sorry about it, but it is what it is, and for this page, the statistics are essential. In 2007, Americans produced about $13.6 trillion in manufactured goods. $1.64 trillion of that, or 11.7 percent, went overseas.

WHERE THE MONEY WENT

  • $97 billion in industrial and service machinery
  • $83 billion in chemicals
  • $71 billion in civilian aircraft and parts
  • $33 billion in electric generating equipment
  • $22 billion in oil drilling, mining and construction equipment
  • $21 billion in paper and lumber products
  • $21 billion in telecommunications equipment.
(Congratulations, you got through the statistics. Now back to listening to me ramble on about how you can become successful)

IF YOU WANT TO COMPETE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, YOU HAVE TO:

Be the Innovator

Change, especially globally, is always common, you should always be prepared and on your toes for whatever the global market may throw at you. We as a country are also always looking for ways to be the best that we can be. Your knowledge on technology, and how it's changing, as a Millennial could be crucial to becoming the best global market we can be.

DIVERSITY IS KEY

No, not your color, not your gender, not where you're from. In order to compete in this global market, you have to bring everything you have: experience and background wise. This could be crucial to the great new change in the global market, and YOU have to bring your talents and ideas to the table. Being the person who is diverse in their knowledge and various background experiences is very helpful to success in the global market.