After campus you definitely experience any of these fears:
- You’re eager to put your new college degree to use but don’t have your perfect job lined up.
- You’re worried that you may have a lack of experience.
- You’re unsure of what industry you should be in.
- You’ve never been interviewed and aren’t sure how to prepare.
Do not worry. Everyone worries about this situation after graduation.
Here is what you can do to find your way through,
Your Education Never Ends
Don’t worry, this is a good thing.
You will always be learning new things, reading new books and developing yourself to be the very best version of you. You will be trained in new facets of a position and gain expertise and knowledge.
Be open to this change.
Don’t Let the World Decide Your Path
Sit down and make a list and a plan of your ideal situation. Ask yourself,What kind of work that you really enjoy doing?If you weren’t getting paid what kind of work would you enjoy doing?What activities in your past have been responsible for your success?
After which, make a plan that will help put you on the right path to getting a great job.
Choose Something You Love Over Money
This is a time where you are able to really get to know yourself and find what you love to do.
This may be a hard thing to think about in the short run, especially if finding a job is hard.
But think about this:
Would you rather end up in a career that you hate or be doing something that you truly love for the rest of your life?
Check These Career Websites for Leads on Getting a Job in Your Field
There are hundreds of career websites that you can use to look for jobs. One of them is My Career Identity Website
Well this is a whole topic for another day but before an interview, you must do extensive research on a company.
When your do research for your interview, look at these things:
- Who will be interviewing you?
- The company’s website.
- The industry the company is in.
- It’s main competitors.
- The products they sell.
- The company culture.
Find out as much as you possibly can about the company before your interview. You will be able to answer pertinent questions about the business, the industry and the people.
Ask For More Responsibilities
When you finish a task at your new job, don’t sit on your hands and wait for someone to give you a new task. Ask for more responsibility.
What happens when you ask for more responsibility:
- Your boss grows to trust that if there is a job that needs to be done you can do it.
- The more responsibility you ask for, the more you will be rewarded.