Identify Your Role Models: Role Models are very important to have for yourself. It’s important to identify who inspires you so that you know what type of person you want to be.
Develop a Career Plan: Consider your interests, qualifications, and the requirements needed to fulfill the role you desire. Take everything into account, including your personality. You probably don’t want to be in Public Relations if you’re an introvert who cannot fathom talking to people all day. Take everything into consideration. For most people, it also won’t happen overnight either.
Search for Fields within Your Goal: There are so many different roads to lead you to a a given career, and most of the time you will not be able to jump into your dream job. In fact, about 90% of college graduates do not have a career doing what they went to school for. Find out what different things you can do, and what can benefit you most to get where you need to go. If you studied English, exhaust all options available that you may apply for to create platforms to lead you to that dream job.
Participate in Internships: These are crucial today. They don’t tell you this while you’re in school, but without internships, it will hinder you from meeting your career goals. Since most companies today want to find someone who they must train as little as possible, it is important to show future employees your experience within the field.
Create a Resume: This can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. Keep it simple. You may be tempted to decorate it to capture the attention of future employers. Don’t bother. Use the tools online to find samples of successful resumes that can help you organize your skills and credentials, without going overboard.
Develop Interview Skills: Utilize the internet as a resource for this as well. Find out about all of the variations of questions that you may have thrown at you, and discover the things your should and should not say to a possible future employer.
Develop your Attitude: Remember that the resume can help land you the interview, but your character and personality, especially during your first impression, is what actually gets you the job! You have one chance to show interviewers who you are and why you are right for the position. Make it count!