As I look at my fellow public relations graduates and friends, I have to ask, Does everyone seem to know what they’re doing next with their career but me? But then, I’m reminded, no.
We weren’t promised a yellow brick road when we graduated, but no one warned us the streets were so tough against the dress shoes or dirty to the touch. No one warned us that we had to know our self-worth as a professional thus far, or we’d end up buying a fake Rolex from the guy at the jewelry store. No one teaches us how to maneuver feeling undervalued by a prospective employer.
However, these past few weeks continue to be a boot camp. I’ve found these truths to be self-evident:
- Take the time to reflect on your past, because it guides your story in the future.
- “They say your attitude determines your latitude.” If you’re not remaining hopeful and dedicated to your future, the results won’t be what you truly want.
- “When you’re following your inner voice doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”
- “Know your confidence, know your worth, know what you have and no (one) could ever (freaking) take that from you!”
Assessing your self-worth is ongoing and difficult. Yet as long as we stay humble and realistic, it’ll guide us to the path we’re meant to be on.
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It’s also important to remember the lows in life help you appreciate the highs. You most likely won’t find your dream job right out of college, but it could be a “dream job” for that time — or hell, even just a good job. It’s a time to learn 🙂