Now that the ’21 days to Career Success’ has come to an end you should be much better equipped to sort out your work-life. Hopefully you have learnt lots of new things about the world of work and maybe about yourself too? Whether you have followed the posts methodically or just dipped in to top up your existing knowledge we hope you have found it useful.
So here is a short recap of what you need to do:-
Take a look at yourself. What have you got to offer? What do you want? What is important to you? What do you feel has been stopping you from success so far?
Get to know the world of work. Be curious and proactive. Don’t just rely on the internet… get out and talk to real people too.
Make sure that your practical job-finding skills are doing your justice (CV writing, interviews, online presence) and if not, get help!
Make decisions and take action…be courageous and challenge yourself to do new things even if they are outside your comfort zone initially.
Remember that it can take a while to settle into a career after you graduate so stay strong and positive! Look for ways to build up your skills and experience and don’t be too hard on yourself. It is a great chance to develop courage and resilience which will serve you well for the rest of your life. Hold your nerve.
Do the How ready are you Questionnaire again and see how your responses compare. You should find that your scores improve HOWEVER if they don’t maybe there is a good explanation. Perhaps you know more about the world of work and temporarily feel less confident. That is fine. Although it may seem like a step backwards your future efforts and decisions will now be better informed.
Remember that Careers & Employability are here for you even beyond graduation from the University of Salford.
Thanks for reading and we wish you every success in your career… (whatever ‘success’ means to you).