It’s been two, three, or five years since you’ve finished school, and you’ve landed that position you have been yearning for. You’ve become aware that the next steps in the job may require you to have a designation or certification to move up in the company. It’s time to go back to school, to go even further in your education.
Most of us have either left a company or have been let go before, and we often don’t know if we should ever talk to our former managers again. I say we should. We should stay in touch, maintain a relationship and always follow up.
Unless you’re an economist, most of you have probably been asking yourself, “What’s in store for me?” Maybe you did everything you could to find a job this summer and couldn’t find anything. Maybe you just spent the last four years of your life at school and didn’t land the job you were looking for.
In an internship or entry-level position, the employer never expects you to know everything about the position. Even though you may not have the exact experience the employer is looking for, you have more than likely developed the more intangible skills needed to excel in a new position.
Stay optimistic. Think that because they asked you to come in, you have something to offer and you’re going to do the best you can. Think “this is my dream job and there’s no way I’m going to miss out on this opportunity.” Don’t think of all the things that can go wrong. Think about all the things that will go right!