The job market is becoming increasingly competitive. As millennials start to take over the workforce, more and more people are getting a college education. What’s more, the gig economy is expanding and forever changing how people work and how companies hire.
So how does one even start to plan their career strategy?
As a college student, I didn’t know how to build a network or find a job, but thankfully several peers and mentors provided critical guidance. I eventually found a great internship which turned into a full-time offer. I thought my future was set.
Turns out, I was wrong.
Setting and achieving meaningful career goals provides three essential career nutrients: increased job satisfaction, higher self-esteem, and improved quality of your life.
But how do you set a right-size a goal that’s ambitious, yet achievable?
You dedicated your college life to obtaining a degree that you hoped would pave the way to a fulfilling professional life. And now you feel anything but fulfilled.
You don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. You dread walking in the front door. The sound of your bosses voice brings out visions of Jack Nicholson’s maniacal face in ‘The Shining’…
Not even the most devout baseball fans know that Chief Bender was one of Major League Baseball’s first true All-Star Pitchers who, in the early 1900s, playing for four different organizations.
In fact, Bender might be better known for writing “Ten Baseball Commandments” than his baseball accomplishments. And with baseball well underway, I found it a fun exercise to see how those ten commandments apply to school, life and career…
MindFloss recently published a new video about 25 famous people who started their careers as interns at the bottom of the totem pole. From news anchors like Anderson Cooper to fashion designers such as Betsey Johnson, successful people from almost every industry got their start as an intern.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration during your internship, here are five important lessons to take away from history’s most famous interns…