It wasn’t long before I began to hear stories about some of my fellow graduates and the difficulties they were having to find employment. Some had to move away for better opportunities. Others had to revert to jobs they had before college or during college. My heart was broken for them. Some were military students who served our country while attending classes. Some worked full time and raised a family while attending classes. Some students had a better GPA than me, and were some of the smartest people I knew. Yet, there they were, struggling, and, sadly, it wasn’t only them. I would turn on the radio or television and I would hear story after story about other graduates around our country, some of whom had several bachelor degrees, masters, or even a doctorate.
At the time, I blamed the economic state of our country, and I blamed the colleges and universities for not preparing these students properly. It was then that I began to question how I got so lucky. I mean, we all had the same classes that taught us about the importance of writing cover letters and resumes. Each student at the university had to do a mock interview, which was recorded and played back to us to see our mistakes. Each one of us got the emails from career services telling us about employment opportunities and local job fairs. Any of us could utilize the career services department to help with cover letters, resumes, and interviews.
How did I get so lucky?
Through my experiences, I have had the responsibility of interviewing and hiring employees. I have read hundreds of applications, cover letters, and resumes. I have interviewed many candidates, and I have seen it all. I now teach these successful self marketing skills to others. Marketing yourself appropriately is more important than ever before. Your employment future depends on how you utilize your marketable ability. So I ask one last time, How Are You Marketing Yourself?
Founder of The Devine Inspirations
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