Many people quit a job for study, another quit study for a job. How to find the right balance to finish the successful study and get the dream job?
According to a NPEC (New Report by National Post-Secondary Education Cooperative), there are around two million bachelor’s, 800 thousand of master’s, and around 200 thousand of doctor’s degrees were awarded in the US during the 2016-17 year. Did all of these people receive a dream job? How not to spend any time and get a full-time job right after graduation?
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There are always more options than you can see
Most of the best opportunities are invisible until we start to do anything to see it. People graduate every half year but not of them got the job they always were dreaming about. How to avoid it? There are a few obvious advises which are mostly ignored by students. There is a good saying. “what we are looking for is looking for us too”.
Think before study
Most students enter universities and colleges in order not to stay without study for a year. In comparison to all the years you may lose in the work you don’t enjoy, this gap year is not noticeable in the sense of time but crucial decision-making period. This is a real-life research time. You can go working, traveling, learning at home online, but the most important thing is research. Explore various branches, meet people, ask them questions about the daily routine and try to imagine yourself in their place. This is hard work for an 18-year-old person. On the other hand, this experience can help you to explore exciting new college graduate jobs you didn’t know about and made the right decision.
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Find a part-time job
Here we are not talking about cleaning, babysitting, walking dogs, and other. Find a part-time professional job in your field to start working on your CV as soon as possible. You will make extra money as well. Work experience is significant for the most applications. By starting work at 19-22 years old you automatically higher your chances to become a required young professional in a particular branch. Jobs after graduating college are necessary for everyone. Work experience will make you one grade better than other competitors.
Never stop researching
One of the possibilities for best career options after graduation is to research. Find graduates of your university on LinkedIn, Xing and other headhunting social networks to make a clearer image of your future. Talk to them and ask for professional advice. In most cases, they won’t refuse to help young specialists who are only at the dawn of their professional career. You can also research companies and projects they are working for. Start looking for internship beforehand. Through this option, a person can get a desired job and honor.
Monitor career options
Today most of the applicants have to go through a screening layer and then interview. It means that most companies have long and complicated forms to fill in order to test your patience and seriousness of intentions. Use your devices. Thankfully to an era of innovation in the digital world, there is a choice of various applications which will help you to apply for a few minutes or help with doing it from your mobile phone. Set notifications and monitor the situation on the market in order to be prepared for requirements of your dream job.
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Visit a company you would like to work for
Career plans after graduation include not only the obligation to find any job for experience but also the opportunity to find the one you like. Have you ever thought about finding a career in Apple or Google? Did you check statistics of current employees? Without research, it is impossible to catch what you want to. Before hiring, each company will interview you where you have to provide the interviewer not only with a job experience but also with a strong motivation and evidence of research in the field.
Limits are only in your head
Remember that there is no the right position for you. Students are concentrated on getting a degree that forgets to find a chance for a career. You must use every opportunity. There is no harm in sending too many applications before graduation. Reach the companies you would like to work for. Playing with your CV won’t harm so you can change it and compare the results. The most important thing is that you have never to stop trying.
Lisa Griffin is a blogger for http://payforessays.blogspot.com who successfully worked as a freelancer during studentship. Lisa studied linguistics and was working as a freelance translator. Blogging is her passion which she was looking for a long period. By trying hard and failing, she gained her goal and combined passion for daily work. She believes that the earlier a persons start fighting, the faster he or she achieves the goal.