Hello lovelies! Today I am sharing some advice on how my fellow college students can better prepare ourselves for the workforce and post-grad life. According to a 2015 survey, employer and student perceptions often differ vastly on how well-prepared and skilled new graduates are for the workforce. Employers are a lot more skeptical about the skills that students possess, the study revealed. Luckily, there is a lot more things that students in college can do now to get ahead and make sure that they are ready for the workforce. Here’s a few tips.
Focus on a diverse skills set
Don’t limit yourself just to a specific part of your major – having a wider skill-set including communication skills, tech skills, time management and organization skills will make you a lot more valuable as a future employee.
Related: Skills Employers Look for in Interns
Prove you belong in their workforce
When you come into your first job post-college, get involved. Show that you are loyal to where you are working and that you genuinely want to be a part of the work culture. Get to know your co-workers and find a mentor to improve your success.
During college, get hands-on experience in the field you want to build a career in by doing internships. Internships will help you narrow down exactly what you want to do post-graduate, help you get direct experience, and introduce you to the work environment.
Make the most of career services
Spend time in your career services department. Talk to advisers to come up with a plan for your future, gain knowledge about potential opportunities, and find connections for networking.
Be flexible and mobile
Be prepared to take on a good opportunity anywhere. Being flexible and willing to go great lengths for the right company is a wonderful way to start your new career.
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