After three years in an entry level job that helped you pay off your student loans, you may suddenly realize it has also pigeon-holed your skills into a path that isn’t your highest excitement. It’s not too late to tweak that path by learning how to accentuate the positive and shifting your vision to get repositioned on a more interesting path in the future.
Position Yourself for Better Opportunities
If you suddenly wake up one day and realize you took a fresh graduate job for all the wrong reasons and want to shift gears, the good news is that this realization is the first step towards making that change. Once you know what you don’t want, it’s far easier to figure out what you do want out of your next job. Now, follow these three steps and you’ll be on your way to new opportunities is a flash:
Network More - Hate your job preparing tax returns, but love the idea of working overseas or in another state? Search through fresh grad jobs by location and you might find a place that would be fun to live in that has a high demand for what you do.
Change Perspective - Maybe being a mortgage loan officer was not your dream job coming out of school, but it has taught you all about real estate and finance. Skills can always be learned, but experience in an industry cannot. Leverage your experience and seek to learn new skills in the same industry.
Volunteer to Widen Horizons - No industry experience and no skills in an occupation that interests you? Seek out volunteer organizations or internships at FirstJob.com willing to give you a shot. As long as you are enthusiastic about the change, they will be too.
Find out as much as you can about the types of interactions you might have in the fresh grad jobs market by reviewing job descriptions online for different titles in different companies at FirstJob.com.