Kick Ass in Life: Recent Grads
I’ve gathered your questions! You’ve emailed me wanting advice on the job search process. You’ve asked how to get a job. How to get noticed. How to find a more fulfilling career. And so much more.
Carolyn Kylstra started as Editor-in-Chief of Self Magazine just as it was transitioning from a legacy print brand into a digital-led media organization. On a deadline to create a strategy, an editorial plan and voice for the brand, Carolyn took on each challenge, and the media industry quickly took notice. SELF is an award-winning wellness media brand that seeks to help people to live healthier lives.
Think about an this summer – Why? An internship is an incredible way to get hands-on experience. Even if you’re a recent grad, an internship can be a great way to learn as much as you can, add to your resume and make connections to last your career.
So you’ve been invited for an interview – great news. This is your chance to wow them, show them how awesome you are and snag that job.
You’ve been asking yourself what’s next for the past several months—wondering what will happen once you graduate. Now that you’ve graduated (or close to it), you’re eager to move into the job market. Welcome to the beginning, which is the hardest place to be. But begin we must. You are determined. You want to make your mark and start your career. So why the heck aren’t you getting calls for interviews? Why don’t they realize how awesome you are? Do…
If you are a May grad – don’t despair!! With only one month away, NOW is a great time to get all of your materials ready. Heck, you can even apply for jobs as you wait to graduate in May. Get in a state of readiness to be ready to kick ass in the job search.
You’ll have a lot of “teachable moments” when you’re first starting out. You might make mistakes as an intern. That’s ok. It’s uncomfortable to make a mistake.
The purpose of a cover letter is to express your interest in the opportunity and why you are perfect for the job.
So you have your sights set on working in a city you don’t live … yet. Great – that’s progress! You’ve identified where you’d like to live (this is better than most). Well done in making decisions – it’s a tough decision to make. Moving to a place you want to live IS doable — in fact, it’s imperative if you want to get a job in that city. You can’t expect you’ll make any headway sitting on your mom’s…
First thing is first – do you have your emergency fund? Those 6 months of an emergency savings account? You do? Excellent! Next – you’re ready to invest. Really? You’re thinking – but wait, I don’t make much money. I’m just starting out? How could I possibly be ready to invest? Sure sure, but the power of compound interest will be a lifesaver. You see, what compound interest does is the great equalizer. You could make not a lot of…