This post goes out to all my graduating seniors. Congrats!
I understand graduating in 2020 has become a VERY different situation than before, but life is still scary to take on after you finish college. When things start picking up again, the real adulting begins!
You might feel a sense of accomplishment or even breathe a sigh of relief after graduating (and you definitely should), but you’ll probably feel a sliver of fear when you’re fresh out of college.
Since I hadn’t found a job yet, I was undoubtedly anxious when I graduated from college last year. I had been interviewing but hadn’t gotten any offers. However, I took the time to take some free online courses (such as Google Analytics) that I later added to my resume that deemed to be helpful.
It took me about four months to find a job. For others, it took longer, and for some, they had a job secure before they even graduated. You might even be accepted into graduate school, or you might be taking a gap year. Honestly, there’s no right way to navigate life after you graduate. We’re all on different journeys and you might still be figuring things out. And that’s okay!
We’ve all had the same insecurities about worrying what others will think, but ultimately, it’s YOUR life! As cheesy as it sounds, the world is your oyster. It’s competitive out there, but hey, now you’ve got a whole dang college degree! It’s difficult not to compare yourselves to others, but I think we need to celebrate the successes we’ve achieved and the differences that make us all truly unique.
If you are applying to jobs at the moment, I recommend finding companies you’re interested in on LinkedIn and applying through their websites. Some companies are still hiring, and it doesn’t hurt to reach out to them to find out if they’re recruiting.
Make the most of your twenties now! Stay positive, and keep pushing through. You’ve got this! I wish you the best in all your future endeavors! 🙂
If you’re currently working from home, check out some tips that I’ve found helpful here.