It’s what most of us strive for. You know, the nice house, fancy car, six-figure salary, and huge office in one of those sweet sky scrapers we see on T.V. Why else would we spend a thousand years in school fighting for the top spot, best internships, and biggest opportunities?
Acknowledge that you feel dead inside once you’ve written the phrase “self-motivated team player” just one too many times.
Like many of you, I had a lot of romantic notions about my career; and like a lot of things about romance, the granting of a Masters degree did not suddenly grant these wishes. I enrolled in grad school as a way to make myself more ‘employable’ while also pursuing a field I found deeply fascinating.
“Worked at a call center where they advised us to wear diapers because taking a break was frowned upon. Quit the first time I had to take a piss.”
Not sure what you want to do? You’re not alone. While career aptitude tests often focus on skills and interests, there are some criteria to consider that might not be mentioned on that test sheet. Here are four questions to guide you that not every career counselor will ask but that can be helpful.
It gives you a necessary dose of humility.
I’m a high school graduate. That is the extent of my academic experience. Furthermore, I was a D average high school student in the end. I barely graduated (primarily because I just didn’t like school).
Be a firm believer of perfect timing. Each day you plot things according your way. You set goals, priorities and you work your way to achieve those best laid plans.
Here’s the truth about taking a job after graduation that no one tells you: Making $350 dollars a week and living at home is roughly the same as making 34k as an assistant in New York City.
Most people seem to think they only have to start worrying about their resume when they are in their last year of high school, but I was different.