Are you in the last phase of your college life?
Realizing this always makes you sad. Partying and hanging around with friends, long drives, bunking lectures; every collegiate loves to do all such fun activities.
It’s truly amazing to enjoy last moments of your college life with your mates. But you should also concentrate on your career. You should start preparing yourself for the difficult time you might face after the completion of your graduation.
Here are some tips that you need to ponder on for a successful transition from college to career:
1. College degree will get you Entry-Level Jobs in your interested field
One of the harsh realities that many college graduates will face after their graduation, especially in competitive environment, is that they can only fetch entry level jobs. These jobs often require long hours, low pay, and hard work.
That doesn’t mean that you should not dream big. You should dream but should actually vest in the best of your efforts to make sure you realize your dream. One should adopt the ‘ladder approach’ towards success, with carefully planning and leading the path with one step at a time. You should not get worried and depressed about the job, salary & the people you meet in the office in your first job.
Take this difficult time as a learning curve. Instead of getting frustrated, learn to start enjoying this time. This time will teach a lot of things, which will prove to be very beneficiary later in your career.
You will learn many things in this phase – How to deal with people in your workplace, how to balance your work, family and personal life, your personal financial & budgeting issues, etc.
2. Effective Resume Writing& Stay on recruiter’s radar
The first & most crucial thing that can get you a job is your CV. So, it is very important. Your Resume or CV is the first & only chance to capture recruiter’s attention.
Connect with top recruiter on LinkedIn. Follow top companies & attend events. Connect with the recruiters you met at the career fair on LinkedIn. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is professional and complete before you do so.
3. Be Professional
Don’t ever carry your unprofessionalism form your college life to career. In college, acting unprofessional might result in a bad grade or a lecture from an administrator or professor. In the workplace, acting unprofessionally can get you fired.
In last phase of your college life, learn to get up early in the morning, be on time and start attending your lectures, it will help you a lot in your career profession. It will help you tolerate your workload, and at the same time it will teach you how to enjoy that workload.
4. Have a dream and follow that
Economic crisis may lead a college graduate to accept any kind of job, without salary negotiation.
A fresher graduate should always remember that there’s nothing more important than his/her life. Your main motto of life should be “to be always happy” and that’s the way a life should be lived.
Accepting any kind of job can be frustrating in later part of your life. So, do (job) whatever you enjoy the most, you will definitely love that job. Instead of getting a boring job, which can make you regret later, just wait and give more time to yourself.
Work hard to achieve your dream job but don’t ever accept or do any kind of job just to make money!
Be ready for the hard time and strive to get the best job, but be realistic especially in the early phase of your career. Take advice from all the recent college graduates, your seniors and family.
Good Luck & Happy Job Search :)