In order to have a fulfilling professional life, choosing a career you’ll enjoy and that will keep you motivated – is critically important.
But how do you find a role that suits your passions, skills and interests? How do you know if the job or career you choose is really right for you?
Many of us follow a similar educational path: An undergraduate degree, work for a few years, and return to school for a master’s degree.
Of course, some students immediately transition from college to graduate school. However, the conventional wisdom has always been that graduate school is most useful once you have a few years of work experience under your belt…
While still in school, it can be easy to keep reality on the back-burner. Unfortunately, that often leads to a lack of preparation… and a tough job search after graduation.
The reality is that college students everywhere are learning that you must be ready to compete for the job, aggressively, well before you walk across that stage, diploma in hand. Let’s just say: “Regrets… they have a few.”
It’s important to understand the top concerns employers have when it comes to hiring someone whose experience falls outside of their industry or focus, and how to frame your answers to positively address those concerns and instill confidence in your capabilities.