If you’re a senior in college, about to finish your studies, and super nervous about landing a job after graduation, take a moment and…breathe.
You’re in the final stretch (congrats!) and however counter-intuitive it may seem, brooding over the job hunt, will not make you more productive. Instead of stressing, take a moment to, once again, breathe and then ask yourself the following questions:
Why am I stressed? Is there a concrete cause (an impending paper or presentation) or is it the general anxiety of being an incoming grad, creeping up?
What can I can do to minimize stress? Think of one short-term solution, and one long-term solution.
Life doesn’t suddenly become stress-free when you finish college and land a job. In fact, there are many reasons why some would say it gets even more stressful. Now is the time to learn how to minimize and eliminate stress while it’s still manageable.
Have I done everything I can to prepare for success? If you have, take a breather, and patiently await next steps. If not, what’s left to do and how can I organize it into manageable tasks? If you need actionable job hunt tips, here are a few areas we can help with:
Time management and stress reduction
When it feels impossible to accomplish all your big, important career goals, remember: no one built the career that they now have overnight. It took years of hard work and trial and error to achieve a star-studded career or land an awesome job.
Every time you feel stress, anxiety or panic rear its ugly head, pause, take a deep breath and ponder the source of your stress. Armed with these questions, you’ll be able to manage stress in the moment, over time and throughout your career.