Graduating from university in the middle of pandemic is less than ideal. It is more than likely we will have a recession once the pandemic has calmed down. As always, we want to help you which is why we have provided the guide below. Here is everything you should be doing now if you’re a 2020 graduate.
Ignore tradition post-graduation advice. From furloughs to redundancies, we are all facing adversity right now. Where does that leave you? Well you’re not going to be able to follow the traditional advice because these are not traditional circumstances. Think about that one thing you would really like to do as a career. Write down the steps you need to take to get there and seek opportunities. Everyone is currently online so do your research. Look into online magazines in your industry and send an email asking to write for them. You could even start a YouTube channel about your passion for it.
Get yourself out there. Don’t get disheartened if you are not accepted for a job straight away. You might have to go to a few interviews and apply for lots of things before you get an opportunity. Order some business cards now and take this time to work on your CV. Rags to Riches is a professional service that will structure and design your CV to achieve ultimate success.
Try a few things. You might not be able to walk into your dream career as soon as you get your degree. No change there.You need to build up management skills, a great way to go about that is working in hospitality. There is no rush. Try as many things as you can and throw yourself into each one with 100% effort.
Get your ducks in a row. If you have to live at home with your parents for a few more months than you initially planned that is okay. Use this time to get your accounts in order and really think about what your next step is going to be. There is no need to buy a house or flat right now. Get your job or career set up first, get your finances in order and then move out. Start strategising and look into different services your bank offers that will help you save.
All I have to say is, good luck to all those who are graduating in the class of 2020. You’ll be okay, it just might be a bit harder than you had originally planned, but you can do it. There are lots of opportunities out there, it might just seem a little trickier to find them. Don’t give up and take this time to really think about what you want to be doing.