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What’s Next For You After Graduation?

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June 29, 2017. When you spend a lot of time in school and completing a variety of qualifications, you usually have a goal that you’re aiming for. Finding work that relates to your degree can often be difficult, and it’s something that you think about throughout your entire time at college. There are a lot of things to be happy about once you’ve graduated. You’ve just spent a good chunk of time getting where you have always wanted to be, walked across that stage and are ready for the next chapter. The big question is what’s next for you once you’ve got your degree and have had your graduation?

Graduation ceremony

(Carmen Murray, Pixabay)

The options are fairly straightforward for recent graduates, it’s just knowing what you want that can be tricky. You could opt to take time out and travel the world to gain some cultural experience. You could opt for work, with an online MBA no GMAT AACSB accredited degree to further your education. You could choose to volunteer in the field you want to be successful in. The opportunities are quite limitless here. However, if work is in the forefront of your mind, knowing how to take those first steps is vital. You need to know how you can get a foot in the door of the graduate job market. We’ve put together some tips for you so that you can make your transition from student to world participant easier.

Starting the search is the first step. You need to have a solid resume detailing your achievements and accolades during your college time and you need to have a thick skin! A lot of graduates in the market means that a lot of people are going to be told no initially when they look for work. Depending on your degree, you may have had some work placements as part of your credits to qualify. If so, you can tap into the contacts from there and see whether there are any openings coming up that you can apply for. Where you can, pick up part time work, even if it isn’t in the right field. It’ll not only give you a much-needed cash injection, it’ll give you some experience to put on your resume that shows you are a team player who can and will work hard.

Glasses, pen, job application

(Flazingo Photos, Flickr)

Research is so important for someone applying for work. You need to research relevant companies in your field, saturate the jobs boards like this one so you can make yourself known to the right business companies. You also need to make sure that you have the perfect cover letters written. Each time you send off your resume, you need to adapt it to suit each position that you apply for. The key is to ensure that you stand out among a pool of graduates. Where you can, take professional recruitment and resume advice, as you can learn how you can present yourself to a company and do so effectively so you get the job!

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