When you graduate and start looking for a job, what matters most to employers? Your degree, your experience, or your interest in the work? Mosaic Sales Solutions’ Director of Talent Acquisition, Chelsea Newton, offers her advice.
Not having a prescribed set of careers you must pursue can be both a tremendous freedom and a bit of a headache. Without that equation of “x degree = y career,” how do you figure out which career is for you?
Recent grad sing, “Hire Me” in a YouTube video (embedded). Arts grads tend to be more well rounded. Students are turning to downloadable textbooks. A Globe and Mail writer wishes he had gotten drunk or high with his profs. Fake Facebook groups target students.
We need to stop looking at what our degrees will gain us and instead look at how they will enhance us. Maybe they won’t give us a golden ticket into the career of our dreams, but they will expand our minds and give us credibility.