On nearly every college campus I visit, Freshmen don’t frequent the Career Center. They figure getting a job is soooooo far off, so they don’t prioritize that activity.
As Seniors stare down the barrel of ‘needing a job’, nearly all wish they had started this process sooner, and for good reason. Of students who graduate with a bachelors, half get a job that required a degree. The other half begin their careers either unemployed or under-employed (taking a job that does not require a degree).
So if you look to your left and right, and do what ‘others’ do, and go with the flow, the flow is where you’ll go…. 50/50 chance to start off un or under-employed.
This is terrible in that, one, you will be wasting valuable career time without developing in a challenging job. Just where you should be. And two, it didn’t have to be.
What many fail to see are the prerequisites to a successful job offer . These are getting your job search skills developed and ready for action. This is essential for three reasons:
Finally, know this:
Good luck, now get moving.