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?
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.
When I first moved to NYC, anxiety plagued me when I went out with friends. I hated birthday dinners where the check was ultimately split evenly, despite the fact I didn’t order or partake in the appetizers. I disliked meeting people for drinks because a $7 beer took away from what I had allocated next day’s lunch. At every turn, I saw temptations to spend money and it caused me stress, anxiety and a feeling like I was “less than.” I felt stuck.
In any new job there is a probationary period to make sure you’re performing up to the standards of the position. Then once you settle in and your boss realizes your value, you can start taking some advantages such as vacation time or being able to work from home. Unfortunately, an internship is a probationary period that never ends
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.