Some home truths about the world of work
Many recent graduates believe that once they have a CV, they can send it off ‘scattergun’ style, sit back and wait for the interview offers. You might get lucky, but you need to recognise that the CV shouldn’t be the priority. The process of finding fulfilling work (assuming you want to find something fulfilling rather than just any old graduate job?) is all about being able to answer these three questions in order – Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? The first part relates to being clear about your skills, values, personality, abilities and passions. That’s the foundation you need in order to identify the right sector and role that could be a good fit for you. Only then will you be ready to take aim and fire with your CV.
If you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. Jeff Bezos.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill.
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