Four years ago, you started a new chapter in your life. Now, you are only weeks away from wrapping it up. From experience, our team here at Alevation Inc knows that you are feeling a mix of emotions right now. You’re excited to be handed your degree and to celebrate this fantastic achievement, and you’re nervous about what’s next; this is where we come in. Today, we want to share a bit of advice that we wish we had received.
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Be open to new opportunities
While we understand how passionate you are about your field of study, don’t pigeonhole your career just yet. The skills you have learned over the past few years will be beneficial to almost any position. So, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and try something new! Sit down and think about your interests. What inspires you? What excites you? Once you have an idea of what you are looking for, start your research! Boot up LinkedIn, create a profile, and add that open to work badge. As the opportunities start trickling in, keep an open mind and see if their job perks and responsibilities match your interests!
Learn from everything, even that lousy interview
If you’re ahead of the game and have already started interviewing, great job! It’s wise to hit the job market as quickly as possible. However, if you’re still on the hunt, you’ve probably experienced a few failures. Don’t let these keep you down! Learn from every interaction you have with recruiters. If an interview went poorly, take note of what you struggled with and work to improve! What matters is that you are putting yourself out there. In time, you’ll grow more at ease and will gain confidence in your abilities.
Tying into our previous tip, if you’ve been getting rejection after rejection, learn and move on. The job market is on fire right now. So, although you’ve not landed your dream position yet, the probability that it’s out there waiting for you is through the roof! We’ve grown up relishing instant gratification. However, finding a career opportunity right out of college that fits your needs is no easy feat. So, take your time!
Consider a career with us
It wouldn’t be a blog about excelling post-graduation without throwing in why you should consider our company! At Alevation Inc, we are people-focused. We are leaders in outsourced customer acquisition, target marketing, and direct sales in the New England region. With our strong focus on growth, we work diligently to provide our team members with the training and tools they need to excel! If you’re on the hunt for a position that offers training, one-on-one mentorship, and internal growth, we urge you to swing by our LinkedIn profile to learn more about what we offer and our open positions!
There you have it, graduates! Although frightening, this next chapter will be an outstanding adventure that will set you up for long-term success personally and professionally! Take our word for it. As long as you keep an open mind, learn from your mistakes, and remain patient, greatness is just around the corner!
From all of us at Alevation Inc, best of luck on your job hunt, and congratulations!