It’s important to enjoy your college years. The days fly by and some of your best memories are made during that time. But, let’s not forget why you’re there – to land your dream job. Whether you want to be a fashion editor, in the field of merchandise, designer or do creative work, there are a few things you can do to help get your career started. Check out our tips you can start doing now, so that when graduation hits, you’ll be on your way to adulting.
The parties don’t have to end in college! Networking with people and attending events is a great way to get your name out there. If you don’t have a business card, create one (we suggest using Vista Print), and put a small sentence of what you’re looking for with your contact info to hand out. Just be sure to keep it businessy and less sorority.
You know that cliche – you never will get what you want if you don’t ask? Well, it’s true. If you know what you want to do, think of people to reach out to. Don’t be afraid to send emails and express to people in your life what you want to do. You’ll be amazed at how fast you may find someone … that knows someone … that knows someone …
Positivity goes a long way. People are naturally attracted to someone who is positive and upbeat, as opposed to negative or stand offish. Like they say, your vibe attracts your tribe … and sometimes, your career!
Create A Linked In Profile
If you haven’t yet created a Linked In profile with your experience, you’re falling behind. Linked In makes it easier than ever to apply to positions and is a great way to connect with people that have similar career interests. There are also groups and pages you can follow so you can always be in the fashionable loop.
Don’t Get Stuck
If you already have a job or internship, congrats! If they aren’t fulfilling your wishes and goals of moving up in the company, or you are miserable there – don’t get stuck! Don’t be afraid to interview with other companies and see what else is out there. Just remember to also be realistic along the way!
We don’t mean pack up and leave your life behind, but if you have a dream location of living, plan now. Sometimes it’s easier to get a job in the location you want, if you’re already there.