Hello everyone!! I hope my journey through this semester has given you helpful insight to job searching or maybe just for what’s to come in your future. I wanted to take my last blog to tell you my top 3 learning experiences from this semester in case you find yourselves in similar situations one day.
Number 1: is taking a deep breath and let it out. I know it sounds silly but after applying for what seemed like hundreds of jobs, you need to just sit back and take that deep breath. Everything will work out how it’s supposed to, I promise! If one door closes there is a bigger, better, prettier door opening.
Number 2: Network, network, network! I know everyone, especially college professors, tell you this is important but I cannot stress it enough. Sometimes it’s just being introduced to someone through a mutual friend and having coffee with them that helps you see what you need to do or even helping to find that job you are looking for. Networking is by far the most important thing, so start now! Talk with your professors, join a group, if there’s a speaker you want to see then go early or stay later to introduce yourself because that will make a lasting impression, and get started on those Linkedin profiles!
Number 3: Use the Career Development Center! I know you must know about the office if you are reading this but…actually make an appointment and go in there! As you can see through my semester I used them for so many things. Linkedin profile advice, Leatherneck Link, resume checks, even using one of their quiet rooms for my phone interview. There is nothing they can’t help you with if it has to do with your career path! Even if you need help finding that career path, they are there to help. Best part (besides the people)…THEY ARE FREE! You pay for it every year in your tuition so you might as well use them!
I truly hope my blogs this semester have helped you in your career search. Whether it’s getting you started just thinking about how to look for jobs in a few years or it’s helped you land that job following graduation you were hoping for. I have enjoyed sharing my experiences with you all and I hope you have, too!
Best of luck in everything!