When it comes to finding a career job it seems as though patience is the key. No matter what industry you ultimately choose to enter you’ll have to work your way up. There’s no doubt that this process will take time. We’ve learned from the readings that our generation doesn’t want to be patient when it comes to our careers. I, for one, can say I’m guilty of this.
So how do we overcome this dilemma?
Unfortunately, patience is the only answer. Much of what we want isn’t directly in our control. We don’t decide if we get hired to a company and we definitely don’t decide whether or not we get that well-deserved raise. Even though we have to be patient, we can still be proactive with our careers in the meantime. For example, we can still network and set up informational interviews. Building connections can never hurt. This type of proactivity will surely pay off in the future.
I recently had an informational interview with the Communication Manager for the Trailblazer and his advice was to stay in the moment and focus on the task at hand and everything will fall into place. For him, he interned with the Blazers for 3 years before he was even offered an official position. That’s the type of patience we must all exhibit.
With only 3 weeks left in this term before graduation this is the perfect time to begin building some of those connections that we can use down the road.