After the graduation party has ended, when the cap and gown are put away, reality sinks in… you have officially graduated and need to enter the job force. The majority of us don’t begin our dream job straight out of school and may need some help navigating the strange world of corporate America.
Finding career advice and inspiration 🕵️♀️
Whether you are a young grad or a nontraditional student, don’t worry, there’s help out there for you. We’ve gathered a list of top career advice resources to follow when you need answers to the hard questions.
A good place to start for career advice is an all-in-one resource that covers a wide variety of career-based topics. The following websites do just that:
- The Muse (formerly The Daily Muse) is a great platform that combines expert advice, coaching services, company profiles, and even job listings. It’s valuable for Millennials as well as older professionals. Start out by reading 40 Email Opening Lines That Are So Much Better Than “Happy Monday!”, because who isn’t tired of repurposing the same email intro?
- HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post) is another career advice resource that some may not have considered. Their career advice section gives a fresh perspective, like in the article The best career advice and tips: Younger bosses, bad fonts and knowing when to travel. Apparently, Times New Roman has been dubbed the “sweatpants” of fonts. Who knew?
Social media channels
You probably look to social media for the latest news, so why not career advice? Social media has quickly become a resource to gain insight into what our peers are doing, both socially (no, you’re not the only one who has stalked high school classmates) and professionally.
- LinkedIn was made for business and employment purposes. It’s a great way to connect with classmates and colleagues alike. Grow your network and learn what others are doing in your profession. You can also follow CEOs and other influencers to gain additional knowledge into trends within specific industries. The automobile industry, for example, has Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, who often talks about the future of motor vehicles.
- When you get tired of reading, you can now look to Youtube for career advice. The TEDx Talks channel is great to watch when you need either advice or inspiration. We enjoyed The skill of self-confidence by Dr. Ivan Joseph, who shared a message on the importance of believing in yourself. Evan Carmichael also has a Youtube channel that was made to untap human potential through motivational content. He often takes snippets from interviews with influential people like Will Smith and Oprah to help illustrate his message.
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