5 CAREER TIPS THAT SA COLLEGE STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW

Some of the tools and applications that you learned during your college years will prove to be useful later during your career. These years of acquired knowledge will help you land your dream job and function adequately, as well.

These following tips are designed for aspiring college students that want to plan a successful career. All that will be left is to take advantage of the knowledge and advice that is given to you.

1. Start working now

The work experience you gain during your college years will stack up and benefit you much later when you either want to start your own business or looking to be chosen by an employer into your dream job. Gaining extra work experience will prove that you are driven; you will gain a leverage above others who are applying for the same job.

2. Set up your network

It is never too early to start networking. Every professor, college staff member, and fellow student may have the potential of helping you find work during or after your university life. Respecting your superiors in your university may align you with an invaluable opportunity later down the line.

3. Check your local career center

Nearly every college has a career center. You should check your career center regularly to check what is being offered there. The centers will also provide you with resume writing assistance, interview preparation, and job advice.

4. Start on your Resume

Your CV builds up more and more with every new work, community service, or volunteer work that you do. You should start working on it to provide a base that you simply must adjust later by adding onto it. You can also advise your career center, as mentioned earlier, if you need any help.

5. Make your goals realistic

Chances are that if you are looking through these tips, you are mostly likely in your final or semi-final year of finishing your college education. You must consider the possibility that the dream job you are so focused on may not be there by the time you finish. You should be able to adapt and keep an open mind to other opportunities that will be offered to you if this is the case.

Written by: Brian Clubb

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