SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING
ANY EXPERIENCE IS A LESSON
SO MANY YOUNG CREATIVES AND YOUNG ADULTS IN GENERAL ARE ENTERING THE FIELD OF WORK WHILE BEING AT SCHOOL. THE FOCUS FOR MANY IS TO GAIN AS MUCH EXPERIENCE AS YOU CAN BEFORE YOU GRADUATE AS MANY JOBS REQUIRE OVER 2-5+ YEARS WHICH HURTS THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO GET JOB EXPERIENCE WHILE DOING SCHOOL FULL TIME ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE ON CAMPUS IN A DIFFERENT AREA THEY ARE USED TO.
SOME MAJORS AND JOB PATHS DON'T HAVE OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL AS YOU SOMETIMES NEED A DEGREE OR RESUME TO COMPETE FOR THE INTERNSHIP IN THE FIRST PLACE. THIS IS A VERY STRESSFUL THING FOR MANY STUDENTS COMPETING FOR A SPOT IN THE JOB MARKET IN THEIR PREFERRED CAREER. WITH ALL OF THIS IN MIND IT MAKES SENSE THAT THEY COULD LOSE FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS AT THE END OF THE DAY ... ANY EXPERIENCE IS A LESSON.
TAKING A JOB WORKING AT A GROCERY STORE, OR WORKING ON CAMPUS OR DOING A WORK-STUDY AT SCHOOL, ALL COUNT AS SOMETHING IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS. PERHAPS YOU COULD LEARN WHAT LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE, DEPENDABILITY, PERSEVERANCE AND MOST OF ALL, SHOWING FUTURE EMPLOYERS THAT YOU CAN COMMIT TO SOMETHING.
COMMITTING TO YOUR JOB IS SO IMPORTANT TO FUTURE EMPLOYERS AS IT SHOWS THAT YOU ARE FOCUSED ON YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES. WHATEVER IT MAYBE, AS LONG AS YOU TAKE YOUR FULL EFFORT YOU CAN PUT IT ON A RESUME OR EXPLAIN IT IN AN INTERVIEW.
ANOTHER THING THAT OFTEN GETS OVERLOOKED IS TEACHING YOURSELF. MAYBE YOU DONT HAVE THE ABILITY TO WORK FOR SOMEONE IN THE CREATIVE WORLD SO WHY NOT WORK FOR YOURSELF AND CREATE A PORTFOLIO? FOR EXAMPLE YOU COULD PICK UP A CAMERA AND CREATE AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT SHOWCASING WHAT YOU CAPTURE AND USE IT AS A RESUME HELPER IF YOU WANT TO BE A PHOTOGRAPHER. EVEN IF ITS SOMETHING LIKE CODING, YOU CAN TAKE YOUR OWN TIME AND USE IT TOWARDS CERTIFICATIONS AND PROJECTS TO ADD TO YOUR RESUME. WHATEVER IT MAYBE, IF YOU PUT FOCUS TOWARDS IT ... IT IS BETTER THAN DOING NOTHING.









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