Dear fresh grad, you deserve a career you’ll love

You’re just a few weeks from graduation! Wow! Congratulations! But, hey. Why the long face?

Oh, I see. You’re worried, aren’t you? Don’t worry, I was exactly the same when I graduated from college.

I get it, your future is right in front of you and you’re overwhelmed. You probably have no idea how to be an adult in less than 24 hours. I mean, who does?

You’re probably worried about getting your first job, too. Whether you’ll enjoy it or you have no choice at all.

Think of it this way, finding a job is like picking a degree for college. Only harder.

Okay, I’m sorry. That didn’t help at all.

When we were applying for universities, our parents always tell us to pursue a career that we dream of.

Believe me, I’ve been attached to that as well.

While it’s easy for you to pursue the career that you love, many will try to contradict that with other important things like financial support and blah blah blah … which of course, you end up listening to because, to a point, they’re right.

Admittedly, they are. Not all careers really do have that huge profit gaining potential.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t make your dream come true anymore.

I’m pretty sure you didn’t go through four or five years of college (AKA hell) for you to get a job you dread in the future.

You don’t deserve that, dear fresh grad.

You deserve to be happy in the career that you’re in.

I know, it’s not easy to get a job these days, and sometimes you have to settle with whatever’s on your plate because you need to work for a living.

And that’s okay. It’s not really easy to get the job that you want on the first try and earn as much as you need at the same time.

I get it, your future is right in front of you and you’re overwhelmed. You probably have no idea how to be an adult in less than 24 hours. I mean, who does?

It takes a lot of courage, faith and the right dose of hopefulness to get the career that you love.

But let me tell you this, dear fresh grad. Do work hard, no matter how hard it is. Doing something that you don’t really like may be a pain, but it can help you prepare for the one job made for you.

So don’t worry too much, okay?

You will get that dream job one day. Like love, these take time.

While you’re still waiting for that loving career, don’t stop developing your passion. Do freelance on the sidelines. Practice, practice, practice. Always be prepared. You’ll never know when your passion will be used.

Don’t lose hope, my dear fresh grad. You will get the job that you want.

Want to know why?

Because you deserve it.

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