Ah, good old university days. When life was easy, rent was cheap and responsibilities were no where to be seen. But what would you tell yourself if you could go back now?
1. Every day is an interview:
University can bring way more opportunities than you may realise. Everyday there are chances to meet and impress those in the industry, the networking scope is huge. Students often miss out on these opportunities as they don’t think they will be very useful – but you could even meet your future employer!
The simple question is ask everyone I meet daily is "What is the drive in your life today?" I network everyday.
— #DAN|NationBuilder (@nelsonimpact) February 9, 2016
2. You’re not going to get your dream job:
Sometimes, students will leave university and expect to breeze into their dream job. Now don’t get me wrong, this sometimes happens…but most of the time it doesn’t. Sometimes you’ll have to start from the bottom to get where you really want top be.
You won't get your dream job overnight – don't compare yourself to others, you will find your career in the end! #missionemployable
— Mission Employable (@HumsEmployable) April 30, 2015
3. Work experience is important:
This is hammered into our heads from a young age – but work experience can be a deal-breaker when applying to jobs. Use your holidays and reading weeks as time for work experience, you never know the difference it can make.
Another reason why work experience is important … https://t.co/vVTHGruFjo
— Sirrond WEX (@SirrondWEX) August 7, 2015
4. Graduation ceremonies are boring:
Apart from the free champers, graduation ceremonies are pretty boring.
My bros graduation was boring tbh
— Alex✌ (@Alex_Correa414) June 13, 2015
5. Interviews don’t have to be terrifying:
Can you believe it?! Interviews can actually be fun. If you feel comfortable with the role you’re applying for, the interview should be more of a showcase, rather than a interrogation.
Had my first interviews at a vet clinic. They were great and the working interview was fun! Learned new things.
— Ali (@kawaiigypsy93) February 9, 2016
6. Social media can get you a job:
University is the time to get your social media presence up to scratch. Connect with influencers and people you admire.
Social media can get you a job. Be creative and when you least expect it, BOOOM
— Francesca M Hoskins (@FancyFran) November 13, 2015
7. Make the most of your spare time:
You won’t realise until after graduation how much spare time students actually have. So use it wisely!
Its like my sister never has lectures. Law students have so much free time.
— Samantha Ebuzeme. (@Samentha__) March 20, 2012
What would you tell your pre-grad self? let us know!