As I feel the woes of post-grad life and want fellow young professionals to succeed, I’ve shared some useful tips that have helped me find a great job and thrive in my career.
Weeks later, after an unexpected turn of events (thanks COVID-19), you get an email back saying that the program you've been chirping on about for weeks is cancelled. To say you're bummed is an understatement.
With many universities pushing back census dates, it may be tempting to defer your current semester. But just think...how awesome will it be to tell future employers that you were able to overcome the challenges as they arose.
We want to emphasise that its okay to feel a bit concerned and panicky about your career. But trust that though it is crazy now, the world will return to order, the opportunities will return, and we will all get through this.
Fundamentally, you define how I manage you. And I don’t mean that you get to sit down with me on day 1 and have a chat about how you would like to be managed. Whilst that sounds lovely, I would also argue it’s theoretical rubbish.
If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...
Despite how hectic my life has become, I've noticed my choices have led me to drift apart from those who I was once close with. I scroll through countless posts on my phone and see many of them embarking on new and exciting journeys together, wondering whether I'm falling behind and should be keeping pace with their lives.
It is so easy to become complacent and stop checking in on yourself – realising just how comfortable your pillow actually is and reinstating your dislike for any time before 11am. As I’ve discovered, however, this is a dangerous habit and attitude to get into and it is important to realise that the ownership of our future careers is in our own hands.