As a Gen-Zer, you’ve grown up in a rapidly changing world, and have likely faced unique academic and professional challenges. But now you’ve graduated from university and you’re wondering… what next?
Here are a few tips to help you find work after university:
1. Start networking early.
Building relationships with professionals within your field is a valuable resource for finding job opportunities. Attend industry events, join professional organizations, and reach out to alumni or professors for introductions to potential mentors or contacts.
2. Use online resources to your advantage.
GiGL, for example, will help you find job openings and connect you with potential employers. You’ll be able to build out a visual representation of your experience and aspirations – upload videos of your hobbies, skills and anything you want to show off! Additionally, consider using social media to showcase your skills and accomplishments to a wider audience.
3. Consider internships or part-time work.
Internships or part-time work can be a great way to gain experience and build your professional network. Even if a particular opportunity doesn’t lead to a full-time job, the skills and connections you make can be invaluable as you continue your job search.
4. Keep an open mind.
Don’t be afraid to consider opportunities that may not be exactly what you had in mind. Even if a job isn’t your dream job, it can still be a stepping stone to something better down the line.
With these tips in mind, you can set yourself up for success as you begin your career journey after university.