So, yesterday I posed the question of how much is it the school’s responsibility versus the student’s own when it comes to finding a job after graduation. If you missed the blog, click here to get the back story.
It seems the general consensus is to know what you want before you enter college, and then to take the appropriate steps after to make sure you are choosing courses that will benefit you in finding a job. After graduation, many college students finally realize this all too late. Not to fear, according to Usnews.com , there are real reasons why some new grads find jobs successfully while others don’t – and it’s based on more than just luck or networking.
It comes down to two very simple things: strategy and a positive mindset. Strategy being defined as setting a goal and monitoring its progress along the way. Makes sense. You have to know what you are looking for before you find it. And the positive mindset? Makes double sense. With the rough job market, positive thinking provides a cushion and helps the job seeker bounce back after being faced with rejection or failure.
This is becoming a very clear pattern that I’m seeing. Successful people think positively. My interview with April Braswell (only 2 more days until it’s reveal!) further proves this point. People who accomplish, people who succeed, people who find jobs – all these people are relentless in reaching their goal. To have that drive and ambition, it takes the ability to see a picture bigger than the one currently in front of you. On top of that, it takes the courage to believe in it.
Finding a job after graduation is no doubt difficult. Having the ability to stick it out and stay motivated, though, is a skill which will not only benefit your job search, but also your path to success.
Do you agree or disagree? Why/Why not? When you face rejection or failure, what do you do to bounce back?