The million-dollar question on every students‘ mind is “What am I going to do when I graduate?” and I know most of us will stumble and mumble on our words. Turns out the sooner you start the dreaded job search the better – because the process is long and grueling. And hey – what’s the most important in your future career? Your personal brand and value!
But how can you make sure that you’re a “One of a Kind, Amazing Future Employee”?
Ignite old flings!
Hahahaha! Not that kind of flings but networking with your grad friends to start off businesses or it can entirely be about focusing on yourself to grow and be an expertise in your field, I understand that is the most difficult aspect of finding a job after you toss your grad cap, but we all have to start from somewhere. Everyone has their niche – if you are a great writer, then hit up the online blogs to start writing or attend public poetry and literature readings. Do anything to make yourself a credential in your own way.
Source of Inspiration
This is a great excuse to be obsessed with your idol for their good deeds and walks of life. So, follow someone in your industry whom you aspire to be life. You can follow your career savvy role model for tips, insight and inspiration into their field of work—you never know what a click of a button could do for your future. Aspire to be in their footsteps and you can at least have a sense of direction in your life.
‘Your skills, not degree, will get you a job’
With a flourishing amount of grads waiting to get a decent great job in the same position as you, it is hard to grow and stand out among the rest. Think of it this way – Since you graduated, there will be a set of skills that you had acquired and developed in the years of studying in college. With that, you’re looking to make a career move with your broad set of skills. You might be amazed at how successful it can be, use those skills and learn how to sell those to employers outside of your current career and education niche.
Invest in low-cost index funds
One of the ways for fresh graduates to grow their funds, would be to invest in low-cost index funds. An index fund is a type of mutual fund that with a portfolio constructed to match or track the components of a market index. In other words, an index fund is said to provide broad market exposure, low portfolio turnover and love operating expenses. There are tons of online platforms that allow novice investors to start investing with small quantum – something ideal for fresh graduates to start off with. Go ahead and check it out!