Most of us aren’t ready to transition from college to an industry, to work. It’s like the school days are over, and it’s already time for you to come out to the real world where rejections are expected and competition is tough.
Getting ready for something this big is not as easy as we thought it could. The struggle is real, as what they say. So, to help you prep a bit for your college to career transition, here are some of the things you should do.
1. GET VALID IDs
One of the most important parts of starting to work is to have a valid ID. It is a way for the employers to verify your identity and your way to process various documents.
2. BUILD CONNECTION
Build connections with other people. The person doesn’t need to be from your desired industry. Making connections leads to conversations, and conversations lead to opportunities. Aside from making connections, it’s important to spend time nurturing those connections because they can come in handy in unexpected ways later on.– CarrerConnectors
3. START JOB HUNTING
Even though you’re still studying, eyeing companies you want to work with and positions you want to work in will help you decide what you want. It’s also the best way to save time in job hunting after you graduate.
4. ORGANIZE PORTFOLIO AND RESUME
It is a must to have an organized, accurate, informative, and persuasive resume. This will help you a lot in standing out from other applicants. While having a portfoisn’tsn’t a must for everyone, unlit’sit’s needed for the posityou’reu’re applying fit’sit’s still better if you keep some things that will level up your chance of getting hired. A portfolio can sometimes mean experience.
College to career prep is something that we should be taking seriously.
It’s not a wonderland out there, and it is reality.