Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like only yesterday we were doling out advice to the class of 2013!
If you’re getting ready to cross the stage, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed about the uncertainty of what lies ahead in life after graduation. Thankfully, you still have several weeks (and perhaps even an entire summer!) to get a grasp on things. With that in mind, we’ve compiled our top advice for the Class of 2014.
Before you graduate…
- Before you cross that stage, there are a few things you can do to ensure an easy transition from college student to young professional: 5 Career Planning Tips for College Students
- If you have an open summer (or an extra semester to finish!) consider taking a class that will help give you desirable experience in your field of choice: How to Prepare for the Job Market During College
After you cross the stage…
- What’s next? Like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, the road ahead is wide open. If you’re unsure where to begin, it’s OK: Advice for New Grads: Three Things You Should Start Doing Now
- Still trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up? It’s ok. Just because you majored in Underwater Basket Weaving doesn’t mean you can’t change your mind and decide you’d rather apply those creative skills to a design gig instead! Infographic: What is Your Ideal Career Path?
- Perhaps you’re completely decided on a career, but aren’t sure what type of employer you want to work for: Corporate, Startup or Freelance? How to Choose the Right Career Path
Gaining more experience…
- Feel like you still need a bit of learning experience before jumping into a full-time gig? That’s OK! After all, it’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, right? How to Get the Most Out of Your Internship: Before, During and After
- Don’t have time for an internship, but still need some additional experience? Volunteering may be the answer! How to Boost Your Resume Through Volunteer Work
Starting your job search…
- What are your key strengths? For some, that may be a rough question to answer. Thankfully, the magic of science and technology (and good old-fashioned psychology) can help you answer that question: Discover Your Workplace Personality Type
- A personal brand can help you stand out against the competition and give you a leading edge. Job Seekers: Have You Built Your Personal Brand?
- Aren’t sure where to begin when building your brand? No Sweat! Personal Branding Tips: 5 Ways to Market Yourself Like Apple
- New grad – you’re lucky! Once upon a time, there were minimal career resources available outside of the Career Services Office. These days? You’ve got the world (and plenty of AMAZING free career resources) at your fingertips: 7 Ways to Use Good.Co to Boost Your Career
Need guidance? Discover your career personality type on Good.Co and receive free customized career tips!
Starting your first job…
- Congrats – you’ve landed your first real gig! Nervous? Don’t be! Starting Your First Job? 5 Tips For Success
- As a new grad, what’s expected of you in the workplace? Answer: a lot – but namely, a good attitude! At this point in your career, you don’t have much experience, so your attitude and approach have to make up for it! 7 Crucial Qualities That Will Get Your Career Started
- Speaking of attitude – I hate to break it to you, but many of your future colleagues or managers may simply categorize you as a stereotypical millennial solely because you’re young and lacking experience. What can you do about it? Don’t Be a Gen Y Cliché! 9 Tips for Overcoming the Stereotype
Feeling stressed? Confused?
That’s OK – in fact, it’s perfectly normal! Research has shown that millennials are the most stressed generation in America. After graduating, many people go through what many call a quarter life crisis. Check out these tips on how to overcome the quarter life crisis and get back on track.