It’s the time of year where seniors are getting ready to graduate. They’re on their last leg of classes with only five weeks left to go. Projects are coming to a close and the end of their college career is closer than ever.
With that, there is the prospect of job hunting. And let me tell you, sometimes job hunting doesn’t come as easy as you would think, but that doesn’t mean you should give up hope.
No one can tell you what it’s going to be like looking for a job once you get out of college. There’s the thought that one would be able to get a job before graduating and be ready to go into the workforce right away, but that doesn’t always happen.
I have been on the hunt for a job since the beginning of the semester, and the prospects haven’t been high. I’ve heard back from companies but most have told me that the position has been filled or they don’t have any open positions, and I have come to face the fact that it’s OK not to have a job right off the bat when leaving college.
Not everyone will get a job right away after graduating. It may take people a few months to find a job, and that’s OK. Not everything is going to happen right away, even though it may be what you would like. Some people might not even want to get a job right away either. They may take a year off to just relax after a stressful few years of college, and that’s OK too.
Some people expect to have their dream job right away too. For some, that may happen, but for others, it could take them years to find their dream job or place to work. Yes, it would be great to find that dream place right away, but if that’s not meant to happen, just know that it will one day, even if it isn’t immediate.
People also think that they’re able to get a job on their own. But one thing I’ve learned is that networking can be very beneficial in finding a job. Through networking and calling companies, I have a couple of prospects for when I get out of college, and I’m thrilled. But it wasn’t easy getting there, and it definitely wasn’t how I planned on things panning out, but it’s something, and that’s what matters.
Not everything may happen as you planned either, and it may not be on your own like you would like it to be. You may need to get help in finding a job. I know people who have had to do this, and there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s perfectly OK to need help finding what you need, and you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
Finding a job may be hard, but know this: whatever you decide to do, or whatever happens, realize that it’s OK if things haven’t gone exactly the way that you had planned, and that things will happen when they are meant to.