Life after graduation

6 April 2006

Contact: Susan Manti, HR Director,

Source: DB Article

Location: Jersey

Graduation. An exciting time…….. sometimes a stressful time. Certainly a time for choices and decisions to be made which will impact the direction of your career.

Some graduates will know exactly what they want to do after graduation and have already chosen their future career path. Other graduates will still be thinking through a number of alternatives and options.

For all graduates, however, the prospect of entering the working world can be daunting. In order to make the transition from student to employee as painless as possible, it pays to think through very carefully what you want from a job – not just in the short term but in the long term. Try and visualise, for example, where you would like to be in five years time in terms of your career goals and aspirations and then plan how you are going to get there.

Be honest with yourself regarding your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes and take these into account when deciding upon both your preferred career path and the type of organisation you wish to join.

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