Congratulations on getting your degree. After sixteen years of learning, you have finally graduated, and assuming graduate school is not in your future, you have the ability to go out into the world and making a living. The corporate world is waiting for you.
However, before you start applying to every job posted on craigslist, take a moment and think about your long term plans:
- Are you prepared to work every day in the corporate environment?
- Are you truly passionate about the work you will be doing?
For many of you, the answer to both these questions is “yes.” If so, this post isn’t for you, so go ahead and watch TV until tomorrow’s post is ready.
Don’t Limit Yourself
For those of you that are looking for something other than the corporate environment, it is important to always remember that even though you have not yet entered the workforce, you can still create your own job opportunities.
- Search for a need that you can fill as an entrepreneur.
- See if there is something you enjoy doing that you could freelance in.
- See if there is something you are especially good at that you could do as a consultant.
Throughout your job search you are going to come across potential careers in the corporate field that will require a long term commitment. You received your degree and you are getting ready to go into the business arena, utilizing your new skills and trying to make a living for yourself and your family.
Throughout that process, never forget that you have other options. You can start your own business, you can freelance on the side, you can act as a consultant – in life, it doesn’t matter how you make money. What matters is that you enjoy your life and find a way to earn money that brings you happiness. How you do that is up to you.
Take Away Tips
- Always try to find something that you will enjoy doing.
- Freelancing, consulting and entrepreneurship are all options to keep in mind.