Transitioning from a college student to a young professional seems like a bumpy ride. How does a recent graduate prepare their transition to a career-oriented world after college?
The key to a college-to-career transition as a recent graduate is to realize what college routines, friends, and activities will be coming to an end, so that you can prepare to make a new beginning.
Take a look at these tips and start working on your departure from the academic world!
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Some of us know from an early age exactly where we want to go in our careers. However, many job seekers don’t discover their professional calling until later in life. They always feel they’re trying to figure out “what they want to be when they grow up”.
These candidates often feel insecure about their resumes, which frequently show a pattern of moving from job to job without any identifiable career plan. If you find yourself in this situation, what can you do to strengthen your resume?
It starts in elementary school. By the time you’re in high school, it is the first question you’re asked in a public situation:
What are you going to be when you grow up?
Trouble is, hardly anyone ever really knows the answer. Even when we think we do… turns out we’re often wrong.
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Being a team player is great and an important skill in the workplace. But for a few key issues, forget everyone else—you’ve got to be selfish if you want to see changes. That because at the end of the day, no one’s going to look out for you the way you look out for yourself.
Here are the three things you need to be the most selfish about:
Everyone has a superpower that, sure, even ten years ago might have been hard, maybe even impossible, to turn into a career. And maybe none of these three will be the successes I feel they can be. But guess what? I’ll bet they can. It’s the 20-teens, and we’re all plugged in now.
Are you unimpressed by your own amazingness because it’s too close to you? Because you need to step back to see what others can see in you?
When you face big decisions in your early career, you don’t have a lot of real-world experience from which to draw. By the time you finally have a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice.
Catch 22… career style.
On the other hand, who can better guide your career… than your future self? With no DeLoreans in sight, I decided to write a letter to my younger careerist self…