Is it the word employability, the current economic crisis (and related supposed graduate job shortages) or the fact that you simply just have tonnes of uni work to do; that is stopping you from engaging with the internal and external opportunities available to boost your employability skills and career knowledge? Or let’s be honest are you just putting it off because it all feels a bit too real and a scary just now?
The big news is that all of the above are completely understandable; I'm not sure about the word employability either but I do know that the concept really works and makes a big difference. I know the world outside Uni looks bleak on the job front but it isn't that bad, there are jobs out there for the right well prepared candidates, and I know that getting the best grade you can is really important to you and it should be but at the complete exclusion of preparing for your career future? And yes it may seem a bit much to take on sorting the rest of your life out - its a big issue - but it does not have to be that dramatic.
A workshop here, networking event there and even just making a new career related contact every month or so is actually a low volume high quality way to move things forwards. Rest assured that one momentous event or piece of fortune probably won’t shape the rest of your career for you but a series of shrewd, incremental and measured exposures to the ‘important stuff’ will.
Its simply about carefully managing your priorities and making the most of every opportunity that comes your way because whether it is apathy or lack of engagement is irrelevant - you just need to make sure they are not talking about you!
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