Millennials who have the ideal life path set out in their imagination, may have a hard time coming face-to-face with life’s realities. Sometimes, you can’t finish your degree in four years. Other times, that entry level job doesn’t materialize immediately out of college. There are other life events that can also interfere in establishing a career, like pregnancy or a sudden accident. If you’re worried that too much time has passed and you’re too old to get on a viable career path now, your fears are probably unfounded. Some people didn't get their big start until after they were old enough to retire.
Enjoy the Ride
It can be a tough sell if all your peers have landed new grad jobs that have put them squarely on their chosen career path. However, just because it’s taken you a little longer doesn’t mean you’re out of the game entirely. Any entry level job that makes you passionate can lead you into a career of your dreams, even if it’s not the same field you got your degree in. If you continue to choose exciting opportunities that help you grow as a person, the potentials for landing a career path job increase with each new skill you put in your tool belt. Don't let job rejection get you down. It will eventually happen for you, too.
Learn from the Masters
People like Julia Childs, who didn’t learn to cook until she was in her 40s, and Colonel Sanders, who founded Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 65, prove that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. If you have a desire to be involved in some industry, there’s always a way to get your first foothold, and from there the sky is the limit.
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