Now that you have successfully walked across a stage without fainting in public, have toasted with your loved ones, and partied with your friends…. now what? You’re probably just now slowing down enough to be looking over the precipice that is your nonexistent job-offer. In fact, you are among the vast majority of newly minted … Continue reading Guest Post: Grad celebrations are over – now what?
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If you’re finishing up a degree and getting ready to enter the job market, you may be feeling overwhelmed about the prospects for landing your first job out of college. Despite the current economic climate, the job outlook for new college graduates is becoming more positive. The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that employers will employ at least 10 percent more new college graduates in 2012.
There’s no denying the fact that college graduates face a tough job market today. That will discourage a lot of new graduates, but there’s a silver lining to their predicament. The college degree that they worked so hard to earn is probably the most important piece of paper in their job search – more important than any resume or cleverly written cover letter. Not enough college graduates understand that they’re part of a lucky demographic that gets first consideration when employers consider new hires. Despite what some critics claim, a college education is still the standard qualification for most entry level professional positions.
There are only a few instances in your life where you feel completely thrilled and utterly terrified at the same time. Skydiving is one of them, and college graduation day is another. College grads are faced with many prospects and overwhelming emotions. There is promise of freedom from final exams and early morning lectures; there are also the looming threats of unemployment, student loan debt, and other “real world” issues.
As new graduates prepare for their first career positions after graduation, Katheryn Rivas, an English Major at the University of Texas, offers this advice to her fellow students on success.