What to do after Graduation?

So you’ve graduated, congratulations, now what do you do? Graduating from college for some can be a daunting reality. The crutches that have held you up during high school have suddenly disappeared and you’re on your own.

What to do After You Graduate College

If you are still awaiting your results, don’t worry, the reality is even if your ATAR isn’t what you expected many students find places at University
For those interested in the workforce, the world is your oyster, but you have to go out and find it, it won’t come to you.

You should make contact with as many companies as possible and prepare yourself a positive and concise cover letter for prospective employees. Your cover letter should include details of your academic results, strengths that you can offer, any awards or extra-curricular activities that you were involved in. The key is to sound positive and enthusiastic.

What to do After You Graduate University?

Graduating from University is a slightly different experience. My personal recommendation is to hold back. You’ve been part of the education cycle for many years, go and travel, experience and see the world. Employers are receptive to candidates who have life experiences.

Before you start contacting prospective employers, take a look at your social media content. If your media page has pictures of you glugging alcohol, this may not be the look the employer is looking for, and they do look! 

The job market can be ruthless, don’t get disheartened when job applications are not successful or even responded to. It’s a numbers game, you have to swamp the market with your resume; perseverance is the way.

Drop your standards also, don’t expect a top salary first up. It’s better to gain the position and work your way up the ladder through hard work and enthusiasm. If you don’t like it, move on; at least you’ve acquired more experience for your resume. Nobody ever said it will be easy, but you will get there. Never give up!

Employers are receptive to candidates who have life experiences. Before you start contacting prospective employers, take a look at your social media content. If your media page has pictures of you glugging alcohol, this may not be the look the employer is looking for, and they do look! 
The job market can be ruthless, don’t get disheartened when job applications are not successful or even responded to. It’s a numbers game, you have to swamp the market with your resume; perseverance is the way. Drop your standards also, don’t expect a top salary first up. It’s better to gain the position and work your way up the ladder through hard work and enthusiasm. If you don’t like it, move on; at least you’ve acquired more experience for your resume. Nobody ever said it will be easy, but you will get there. Never give up!

Author: Sim K