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- Entrepreneurship- In this economy it is important to realize that your biggest key to success will be yourself. Find a niche, something, that you’re good at, and related to your field of interest, and begin a start-up. Your dedication and initiative will quickly make you more marketable than your associates who are just waiting to get hired. You never know…if work hard enough you may be the person hiring someone! (Dream BIG)
- Community Service- Volunteering is a HUGEB key to landing the job you want. With the economy down everyone is looking for people to volunteer their time and services for free, especially if it’s surrounding a cause. This may not earn you any money right away, but it will definitely get you some recognition in the community. This is great, because when the company is finally hiring, guess who they are going to look at? You! This will also allow you to meet people from various different avenues with various connections. You could meet your next boss.
- Take a Refresher Course- Don’t let your skills dry up. Stay fresh and current in your field by taking refresher courses. This will guarantee that your skills are up to date, and when it comes time to interview you are just as knowledgeable as those who have been working in the field during your down time. This is important because no matter what field you are in the information, and progress changes almost daily.
- Take It Easy On Yourself- According to human grown and development knowledge most college graduates (21-25) are still developing an understanding of who they are and what they want to do in life. This is a very difficult time to manage, let alone navigating your career and what you are going to do. Realize that this is a time to learn, and develop. Your understanding of life will get easier, and more clarity will come.
- Monkey See/Money Do: Stop comparing yourself to someone else. Everyone has a different path they must take to success, and the only way you are guaranteed to miss it, is by following some .else’s path. Some of your friends might have graduated with an offer from a Fortune 500 company, while other may be married. Don’t beat yourself up! Define your own path, and outline a plan to get there.
- Consider Going Back To School– When the economy is down enrollment numbers are up. Furthering your education is known to increase your chances of getting a job; however considering the loans and interest some may advise against it. You may not want to go back this year (2012), but consider applying, and then deferring a year. This will present you with options, and allow you to grow even in the middle of this economic down turn.
- Get a Partner- Find a friend that will hold you accountable for applying to jobs, taking refresher courses, and implementing your vision. Statistically speaking, having an accountability partner makes you 85% more likely to follow through on what you have agreed upon.
- Keep your options open- The job market is changing daily. Don’t limit yourself to one field. Take a poll of your 5 greatest skills, and look for jobs in all of those areas. It may not land you where you want to be immediately but the bright side is, it will help you develop an understanding of what fields you are good in and what fields you aren’t.
- Be Flexible- Things can change at the drop of a dime. Exespceially in this economy. Don’t be so caught up in one idea that you miss out on other opportunities that could lead to the same goal.
- Use Social Media- Follow job placement companies on social media. One of my favorites @WeHireUSA.
- Believe In Yourself- The key to making it out of this slump is believing in yourself. No matter what happens you’ve got to believe in yourself. Your lack of belief is the only way you’ll fail. Make sure your keep a good team of cheerleaders around you. You can do it!
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