After battling years in college just to get the necessary training and skills that will prepare you for the market, do you think you will be able to get the job you’ve been dreaming of? Do you believe you will be able to work in your sought after company or organization? Do you see yourself satisfied with the salary you will be getting? Well, these questions require plenty of contemplation. The school-to-work transition isn’t an easy thing for people.
Here are some statistics about the condition of the U.S. labor market in the current Trump administration. Data suggest that the unemployment rate remains at prerecession levels, while employment rate falls below prerecession rates. This could probably mean that a greater portion of the population have gone out of the labor market for a long time and have not yet gotten back. In addition, the number of part-time workers also increased, which indicates that the labor market is not that favorable for all workers. For economic reasons, most of them could not find full-time employment.
As new graduates, you should bear in mind that the labor market is a bucketful of imperfections. Because of this, be prepared for the fact that you might not be able to land on the job that you really desire and get the salary that you think is good enough for the hard work you’ll exert for doing such tasks. Being underpaid is depressing. It sucks! However, you need not worry. You can still have full control over where you want to take your career to and that will be our focus here.
If you want to be successful someday in whatever field you love, have a good start and follow these tips.
Collect experiences from different people and organization
When we look for a job, we always tend to consider applying for one that is related to our college specialization. Most of the time, we also want to have a long-term career at a single employer. In today’s world, you need to gather experiences throughout different careers from various employers in one country or more. Your collection of experiences, knowledge, and connections will strengthen your value and make you a sought-after individual. After all, in the business world, the experience comes first. Then the cash follows.
Focus on building your integrity.
When you do what is right at all times and in all circumstances, it is called integrity. It is integral to consider creating a good reputation when starting out your career. Sometimes, we tend to bluff during interviews just to make sure we get the job we want. We even go beyond our imagination just to prove to the company we are applying for that we are the right fit for the job. Well, it’s always safe to tell people the truth rather than create an impression that is not you. Honesty and integrity should go together. When you have proven to people that you are someone that can be trusted, they will spread your good deeds. It’s even easier to be known nowadays compared to before with the advent of social media. So, when you are just starting out a career, build a name like how legends do.
Build a strong reputation online
Nowadays, most employers tap the Internet when hiring employees. It is best if you create a website that showcases your skills and accomplishments. You may also sign up to social networking platforms where employers and job seekers often meet such as LinkedIn, Facebook and even Instagram. Your online presence is a sure ticket to finding a good employer.
Be honest with yourself. Examine your strengths and weaknesses. You know what you are capable of doing and what you can’t. Look for a job that suits your qualifications and when you get hired, work for the better until you reach that level you are aiming at. Work until you come to a point where negotiating a salary with your boss is no longer a shameful and hard thing to do.
Don’t just work for the sake of getting paid to earn a living. Work for success not only for yourself but for your organization as well.
If you are committed to your job, you’ll find a way to make things positive despite some of the negativities that come with it. Be worthy of somebody’s money. Equip yourself with the abilities and skills that would make you a desirable employee worthy to be compensated more than the minimum wage. Always remember that nowadays, getting a good job, a desirable pay and a generous boss is only attainable if you are worth every inch to an employer. “Why should we hire you?” This seems to be just a short and simple question but requires a comprehensive and honest answer.
Know the fastest growing occupations
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected 20 occupations with the highest employment percentage change between the years 2014 to 2024. These include wind turbine service technicians, occupational therapy assistants, and home health aides. The jobs with the highest median pay as of 2016 are optometrists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. Consider applying for work in any of these occupations.
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