That is, the job I have yet to find...
There's a common understanding that when you graduate college, you're supposed to go on to your "adult" life by starting your career. Well, that's all well and good but just how do you get there? How do you make sense of all the information you've been told through the years from parents, employers, friends, acquaintances, etc. - as well as all the resources out there from LinkedIn, job search sites, career centers, etc.?
I know nobody said the process was easy. That's because it's a bit overwhelming!
When I was planning my senior semester schedule, I purposely signed up for a Career Planning class. I did this, because even though the class is usually for fashion merchandising majors, I felt like I was spinning my wheels. Thanks to my professor, I have been able to identify key things to do (some of which I already knew). While I've began doing these things, I find myself constantly coming up with questions like:
1. Just who should I reach out to on LinkedIn, and how I do approach these individuals who I have never met before?
2. How do I say "help! I admire the company you work for and I want a job, but I am not- I repeat not- asking for a job (although I definitely would really like one...)?
3. How do I stand out from the others?
4. How do I maintain my sanity during this process?
That pretty much sums up how I would describe this process...