Jobs for College Grads Louisville KY
New Albany, IN
You just spent the last 13, 17, or 21 years of your life in school. You've graduated; you're finished. Now what?! As much as most people look forward to this change, this rite of passage, it can be a major stressor that leaves people feeling lost, depressed, overwhelmed, or afraid. Some may not have looked forward to the "real world" and continued in school, at least partially to avoid this phase of life. For some people, school was just what they were expected to do, whether it was an expectation they handed to themselves or was handed to them by others. It is easy to feel lost when you don't have a game plan or know what the next step is.
Sometimes graduates place too much expectation on themselves to immediately achieve. Although some have immediate luck, it can take months to find your first professional job. Have a plan, but make your goals realistic. Remember, some things are out of your control. If you want or need to start working right away, you may have to take a less than ideal job while looking for a career position.
If you want to be taken seriously, dress for the job you want. Even if you are applying to deliver pizzas, wear a shirt and tie, men, or skirt and closed-toed shoes, ladies. If you want to be a professional and not a college student, people will only see you that way if you do not dress like a college student . Even when you are not going to an interview, you never know who you will see or who may end up becoming a business contact.
Say It Outloud.
Talk about what you are doing and what you would like to do. Often it is more about who you know than what you know in getting your first job. Rather than being the networker that is always attending events and handing out business cards to everyone they meet, discover the network you already have. Your stylist probably is not going to offer you a job, but he or she will likely know someone in your field. Referrals are about entrusting your reputation to another. Be responsible and respectful of the relationships you develop and understand it is about relationship. Also, don't forget to keep reading and learning, so that you have something to talk about.
Dates: 12/13/2013 - 12/13/2013