One of the most confusing times in one’s life is after he graduates from college. The reason for this is not solely on the idea that maybe one has not figured out yet what jobs to take on, but the idea of having too many broad options to choose from is quite frankly a very serious conundrum. After one graduates, supposing that they were not absorbed immediately into the workforce of a given company, a person has to choose from a multitude of job vacancies and job positions that it paralyzes them as to which job to pick because the job that you’d basically pick should be the right one and that there should be no remorse on the part of the person as soon as they take on the job and its corresponding tasks and responsibilities.
And so what most or many of the fresh graduates do is stagnate into a corner and fail to pick a certain road to take because they are afraid to fail at a specific point. And at the end of road the graduate is not then filled with regrets because of lost opportunities and wasted time just because they were not able to start on or act early one when they had the upper hand and had all the resources at their disposal. And so many of them end up taking up jobs that are not even their passion or jobs that are not even giving them space and resources for personal and career growth and that is a tragic case for many.
Here are two things that one might consider doing after graduation:
Know Your Passion and Nurture It
It might sound silly, but you should be able to know what you are passionate about in working and pursue that passion. Many people found their dream jobs because in the first place they knew beforehand what they really wanted and how they will get it. You can start joining an NGO or a non-profit organization that fits the dynamics and philosophy that you have in mind and star working on the team and grow with them. Sooner or later you will have to quit for a job with a pay but at least you will have to take with you the enthusiasm and the commitment and endurance that one has to have in a real world workplace.
You should be able to follow a certain track even when you are still unemployed. While you are still looking for which company to apply for, you should have created a plan for yourself, such as joining trainings and building some skills that are in line with the jobs that you will be applying for. You should also create your own resume and for example if you are an IT graduate you should have made a formidable IT cover letters that you will be using for the job applications that you will sending sooner.
In the end the most basic wisdom is to not let yourself become idle even if you are done with college and all of that you should still be able to sharpen your skills and add more competencies in your arsenal of skills so that you will be able to land that job that you want.