I can almost see the excitement from the graduates now, followed by a feeling of nervousness with a touch of anxiety. Most have to wait until May to cross the stage and receive their diplomas but they are done with college in December.
𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲? What a feeling of freedom.
Students entering college now have so many choices, maybe too many, that it can be really hard for an 18 year old to make such a big decision.
All of a sudden you start college and you get to decide what path you want to take after going to school for 12+ years and having your academic path laid out for you.
Then in just four years (parents hoping) the student graduates. Many continue on to graduate school but for those that plan on getting their first professional career position it can be a scary time.
𝑨𝒅𝒗𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒂 𝑪𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒓 𝑪𝒐𝒂𝒄𝒉!
1️⃣ 𝙀𝙣𝙟𝙤𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩! We often breeze through these accomplishments without stopping and acknowledging our success. 🎉
2️⃣ Use the power of LinkedIn to network!
3️⃣ Unsure what you really want to do? 𝙑𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙧!
4️⃣ 𝐍𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠! I know you hear that and sigh but the difference is, you can create your own career development path and that is exciting. 📚
5️⃣ Don't be afraid to ask for help! We all leaned on others for guidance and support along the way. 𝙄𝙩 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨 𝙖 𝙫𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙜𝙚. 🤼
6️⃣ Use a powerful resume and strong LinkedIn profile to 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛! 🧾
7️⃣ Never say no to an interview, the more practice you get the better you will become. 𝙋𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚, 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚, 𝙥𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙚!
8️⃣ 𝘾𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖 𝙟𝙤𝙗 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙮 for yourself! Without one you can get lost and discouraged really fast.
9️⃣ 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙚𝙬𝙨 with professionals in your career field for information, resources, other connections and advice.
🔟 𝘿𝙤𝙣'𝙩 𝙂𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙐𝙥 on your dreams! There is a great opportunity for you right around the corner. Remember to find some time in each day to relax, do something fun and unwind. Finding a job is a marathon and you need to pace yourself so you don't get discouraged or burnt out in the process.
🌟 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀! 🌟