Get Through the Job Jungle with a Catch
By now you’ve heard – it’s a job jungle out there! And eventually YOU, whether recent college grad or future owner of a crisp new diploma, will be gathering up your gear and plunging into the wilds. I can see the traces of anxiety on your faces. You know all too well that jobs are not easy creatures to catch. They’re elusive and often just plain hidden from sight. What’s worse, they’ll eat up valuable time and often leave hunters trapped in the swamp of frustration.
Nevertheless, young people capture jobs every day. So how are they doing it? Well, short of having friends in very high places or owning a sacred talisman, you’ll need knowledge, cunning, timing, skill, and yes, even a bit of luck. One wrong move could mean the difference between post college success and the swamp of frustration. In other words, like the Boy Scouts, you must be prepared.
This USA Today article is an excellent shortcut to career preparation. It briskly explores the all-important topic, covering a grand total of 10 key points in the process. One of the funnest tips is doing a mock interview — great way to put your drama skills to work and get ready for the real thing. Read this article until the secrets sink in, then get back to me with your reaction — and possibly even a success story or two!
And, as always, if you want to learn more about this or any other career topic, the Career Connection team is ready to help. Count on us to answer your questions and provide additional information about post-college success and career options for college students. You can reach out to our team at –
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