The Not-So-Different Leap From University To Work

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The Not-So-Different Leap From University To Work

There are people who absolutely thrive in university or college classes. They've got a rhythm going and understand where to focus their strengths, and when to let go of their weaknesses. Some students have complete confidence in the classroom setting, aren't afraid of being tested, writing papers, and studying. Then graduation comes and the student is suddenly no longer a student. All of a sudden, it's time to look for work and all of their natural confidence blows to the curb.

What happened? While surrounded by the walls of academia, you're constantly reminded of your scholarly experiences. Your skills are on paper, in ink, with grades to validate your worth. Out on the streets, employers just want to know what you can do, how well you can do it, and how you can prove it. For some graduates, that's a scary prospect. Preparing yourself for the job market is an important skill to develop long before you graduate. Here are a few tips to make the transition from the classroom jungle to the employment zoo a little easier:

  • Keep a list of your valued skills at the top of your resume and read it often.
  • Remember to match your skills with an employer's expectations.
  • Buy new clothes. It's time to ditch the denim and opt for professional attire. Your new look will give you instant confidence while reminding you that you're no longer a student.
Remember that competition is inevitable. Not getting an interview isn't necessarily indicative of your skills. Don't give up!



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