recent college graduates
Congrats graduates of 2016! You made it through 4 years of grueling coursework, late night studying, early classes and internships. No longer, seniors, you are now recent graduates entering the real world. Yet, I've always wondered, how soon does 'recent graduate' become unemployed?
Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.
I soon learned that I'm often rewarded by the results. Instead of drowning, I'm thrown in and I figure it out, accomplishing something that I thought would send me into the depths of hysteria. Now, when I'm faced a scary new project, this is how I jump in.
Anyone in the workforce who wants to have a long and successful career needs to look good online. We can't all be David Geffen and be worth $6.9 billion, but we can start at the bottom and work our way up -- as long as we can get that first opportunity.
My advice to any new salesperson is to give Tinder a shot, experience firsthand how the practical sales process works in a social context, and most importantly don't be afraid to get creative. Vary your pitching style, take the prospect's temperature and prescribe your selling style accordingly.
Congratulations! You've completed your college degree...today is the first day of the rest of your life. Now that you've graduated...are you prepared to enter the job market?
Do a simple Google News search on "higher education" and chances are you'll get a lot of hits -- stories about how much debt students are accumulating, whether college graduates are faring any better in tough economic times than anyone else, whether a college education really translates into a better future.