Adjusting from college life to professional life is not easy. There is still a big transition into full-blown adult mode even though you’re on your own in school and probably had an internship along the way. In order to make this transition easier, the following 8 critical things will help millennial fresh graduates get ready for real life.
Consider a career in business.
Many organizations are doing innovative work and making a strong social impact on the world. If you’re interested in making a difference in today’s world, don’t neglect consideration of a career in business. Businesses need millennials who care deeply about helping them make a positive impact.
Make the most of career services consultation.
College students can benefit from career services advisors at their institution. These advisors can help give advice on career pursuits, intended majors, internships and more. So, don’t wait until senior year to find out what they have to offer.
Know what employers look for.
The experts cited studies on top skills that companies find lacking in a candidate who has English proficiency and problem-solving ability. Furthermore, communication, critical thinking, and initiative are top qualities that employees look for in a potential hire.
Commit to life-long learning.
According to a survey, most respondents (94%) agree that students must commit to being life-long learners, both inside the classroom and beyond. Committing to learning and upgrading your skills on a continuous basis will keep your career, and life, interesting and rewarding.
Prepare a catchy resumé.
When it comes to preparing the resumé, applicants should keep it concise but full of impact. It’s one or two pages to give the HR evaluating you a quick view of your qualifications. You put your name, address, a decent email address, and telephone number. Fresh graduates should then readily place their educational background in descending order, starting from college.
When you start a new job, so many things will be thrown at you at once. It’s important to be able to know what to do and when. Some of this comes down to time management with the ability to understand the needs of your organization and to use your strengths. If you’re still unsure, talk with your supervisor about their priorities and urgency for tasks.
Things do not always go as planned and it’s about what we do next that matters. So, resilience is the ability to pick up the pieces and try again, in both your job and personal life. It might be a poor performance review, or you missed out on your dream apartment. One of the best ways to do is to develop a growth mindset.
Wherever you are in life, patience is a skill that is needed. But in this “instant” world, it can be tough. Take time whether you’re looking to save money, pay off bills, or land a new job. When you find yourself getting antsy, remember why you started in the first place, breathe, and keep chugging along.