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How would you move forward with your career choice after graduating college?

how would you work on the transition from college to the real world? #college #career

Thank you comment icon Hi Tyra! I would suggest you start off by getting some practical experiences through internships and volunteer work, if you haven't started them already. Those will teach you more about your specific industry, and you will also be able to gain industry experience. Then you can move on to finding a full-time job, and you will be much more prepared for it. Hope this helps! Albert

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Debra’s Answer

Check to see if your school has an alumni job placement office. The other suggestion is to check your resume. Make sure that it reflects the type of career you are looking into. A good website to help with your resume is to check out O-Net Online. I have found this an excellent way to make sure that you have the right keywords for the career you are pursuing. Another suggestion is to find someone in the field you are hoping to break into, and ask them to allow you to job shadow them. This will give you a real feel for the types of tasks you will be asked to do in your new job. The final suggestion I have is to find a professional organization in your field, and join. This shows initiative on your part, and often times they help with job placement.


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Lashay’s Answer

To be successful sooner rather than later, you need to begin your career planning before graduation from college....this will give you an edge over your newly graduated competition. Begin with career assessments to learn and help identify your natural tendencies and interests....in the workplace these may be your strengths. Next, take up at least one internship, this is real experience that you get to market yourself with (make sure you explain what you learned from it as it relates to the jobs you apply and interview for). Also, while a student, list the skills you are getting from class work (public speaking, teamwork, writing, software, etc.). Finally, if time allows, join and take a leadership role in a club or organization, employers like leadership qualities. Doing these things will help you market yourself successfully at job fairs, networking events and interviews. Best of luck!

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Study the type of job you want. Do you have most of the skills and knowledge they want? If yes, safe to apply. If, no, start gaining those which they seek.
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