Resilience is (to me, anyway): Tackling challenges and setbacks as they come – and oh, they will come – whilst always knowing deep down that I am strong enough to get where I want to go.
Ahhh 2018. Is it too cliche if we say 'what a year'? If you find yourself saying that at the end of EVERY year, you are very lucky indeed. Because it means you experienced a year that brought you something.
I know that a lot of you will be pretty close to graduating, maybe you even have a graduate position lined up (yay full-time job!!!!) … regardless of where you are in your study or career journey, I think we can all agree that we’ve entered the stage of the year due for ‘reflection’.
You see, apart from being able to win every round of hide and seek, a chameleon is a pretty cool creature. We can take its MANY characteristics and use them to guide us through our career journeys.
As we know, to a land the job you want after graduation you need more than just a degree. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to practice the skills you’ve been learning at uni, build connections and put real experiences on your resume.
We know that when you’re at university you hear STACKS of stories from beyond … and you sometimes get mixed messages from your friends who have made it into the ‘full-time world’.
As important as it is to grow up competent and independent, able to figure things on your own (something I like to preach about a lot) ... It is also equally important to be smart and ask for help and advice when you need it.