First off, congratulations graduate! Now that you have finished college you are now free to go out into the world and show off what you have learned. It can be a scary feeling finishing college and going out without having an exact plan on what to do or expect, but if you follow these 5 tips you will be on a better path:
By taking an internship you will get hands on experience in the field you want to work in. A lot of times if you do a great job in your internship, there is usually a good chance you will get hired as a full time employee. Just be sure to budget correctly since most internships are non paid.
Since you got your new job and you are feeling great about yourself, do not go out and buy yourself a brand new car. If your old college car is falling apart, get a used car, but do not buy new.
It is the first thing prospective employers will look at now. Create a LinkedIn account if you do not already have one to list your previous job experience as well as your previous education. Include all the skills you gained, volunteer work and college assignments which you feel an employer would find beneficial.
Networking can be one of the most important career skills you will ever learn, and social media has made it even easier to keep in contact with others. You may even receive a job opportunity from a past college friend or professor, so always keep in contact with each other.
Always believe in yourself and know that with hard work you can achieve whatever you’d like in your life. If your dream is to start your own business or continue to move up in your company, do it because you will never regret it.