Are you soon-to-be grad or recent grad and trying to differentiate yourself in a sea of sameness? Are you applying for jobs but not hearing back? Or are you not sure where to even start?
It’s time to get in gear because September is the beginning of the all new you. Wait. You check your calendar. January is four months away. September is just another month. You’re done with school, so why should you think about September as a transition time?
Interviewing is NEVER easy. For anyone. Even for those who interview all of the time, it still is a challenge. Sure it might get easier over time, but it still plagues most folks with some level of anxiety. There are always ways that interviews trip you up and make you fumble and you lose your self-confidence.
You’ve had a lot of friends that you went to school with – which is awesome. When you move to a new city, you could be wondering who to keep and who to let go. You try for a while to keep in touch with your old friends but the busier you get, the harder it will be. Also, you might feel like you don’t have a ton in common with them anymore.
If you can’t master the first round, it’s hard to get any further in the process. Learn who you’re talking to, what the purpose of the interview is and how to master that first round so you move forward with additional interviews.
So you’re good at a lot of different things– good for you. That’s most excellent and a great place to be. In the job search, you might be having a tough time staying focused. What type of job should you go after? How can you hear back from the opportunities you’ve applied for?
Nothing is easy. Finding a job, internship, or opportunity is NOT easy. And even when you land one, it’s maybe not ideal. And that’s ok. It’s welcome. Because your only goal right now is to learn as much as you can about what you love, what you hate and what you want out of your life.