So, you went through school and got your degree. You are now ready to enter the work field. Can you feel those butterflies in the pit of your stomach? Well, we understand because the odds are not always on your side when it comes to finding that perfect career.
There are a few things that you can still do to sort it all out and make sure that your success rate goes as high as it can. We want to show you five simple things that can be done to help you sort it all out and make the best career choices available to you.
First, keep in mind that the unemployment rate is high in the United States. For example, in July of 2014, it is reported that 47% of new grads did not get a job related to their field of study. The bad news is that that rate is getting higher and higher as the days go on. So, how do you handle that as a new grad?
Well, the good news is, you already know that the rates are out there. That is the first step, knowing that the success rate appears to be against you. The next step is to find a way to work around that. You can make sure you have an awesome resume that shows the future employer why you are the perfect match for them. Show them what you can do for them and how you can handle their needs.
The third thing you can do is to find a job or career that is in a closely related field. This is not always the best thing to do, however, it does keep you employed and help to pay the bills. There are other ways to go too. For example you can talk to other people in your field and kick down some doors. Maybe they will know someone who is looking for what you have to offer.
The last thing you could do, which might be the best thing to do is, simply start your own business. Look at it this way, being your own boss is the best way to go in many cases because you never have to worry about someone firing you, laying you off or a corporate down size. As you become more successful you will be able to hire employees and you can help to make that unemployment rate go down too. Now you have five ways to sort it all out, which one will work best for you? Go find out by taking some action, no matter how small today.
Mary Isabale is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and Editor of careerstair, a career blog for all levels, resume to careershift all solution in one. Isable prefer to be known as career doctor. She wrote more than 100 articles on career advancement and unemployment issues.