As a recruiter and aspiring career coach, I’ve seen and help people with their career decisions. One aspect I’d like to take pride in is making sure my candidates will be happy with the direction they’re taking with their career.
I’d like to dedicate this post to all you college students out there. As someone who makes a living probing candidates for a job role, I still take time to make sure they’re making the right career choices they want.
You’ll find that this certain group is always keen and excited about their dreams. They’ve done their research but only to a certain degree because they know that there are professors and people who can teach them the rest. But if you’re part of the group that’s already figured out every aspect of what they want, well congratulations and I wish you best of luck. For those of you still uncertain just keep reading.
People say it’s easy to recruit fresh grads because they’re either desperate to get a paying job or are overly enthusiastic about their dream job, but I beg to differ. You will never find a bigger group of people who both know what they want and at the same time are uncertain of their future. Take it from me, I was on the same boat during college. I had no idea what career I wanted yet I knew that taking up a degree wouldn’t hurt my chances in getting a decent job. But one thing I did have a knack for was meeting new groups of people and learning from everything they have to offer, may it be personal, recreation or career related. Now as a practicing career coach, I want to provide the same chances and opportunities to those of you having a hard time figuring out your future. I make sure that I guide them properly through this transition as I personally find this a pivotal stage but not yet the tipping point of their life.
My possible suggestion for all you youngsters still in college is to not limit yourself to classroom theories and to make sure to invest part of your time in meeting groups with the same passion as yourself. Start practicing on the career you want while still young. Take the necessary steps and learn to have fun in chasing your prospect career.