Recent grad wonders “What do I do now?”

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Recent grad wonders “What do I do now?”

REcent grads looking scared

How many times have you heard of recent grads who are stuck, frustrated and wishing for something more? They loved their major, enjoyed college, but never found out what kind of job they want to persue.

Does that sound like you or someone you know?

Ever notice how some kids growing up knew exactly what they wanted to be? Early on, they want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a teacher, a journalist etc. and/or they showed talent and skill in certain areas. But two-thirds of graduates do not.[1]So 65% of recent grads have questions, like you, of . . .

  • What do I want to do?
  • What kind of job should I look for?
  • Who am I, really?
  • What am I truly good at?
  • Will I ever find a job that I love and thrive in?

You can find those answers. Here’s some advice on how to begin. There are plenty of do-it-yourself resources out there—books, videos, consultants, assessments, psychics, etc.  I can recommend quite a few.

But, if listening and reading sounds just like more school work, and you think some support would help, you don’t have to do it alone. If you want to explore and uncover your natural talents, skill sets, must-haves and loves (as in job content you enjoy doing) there is an additional resource that can help.

Yes, a coach can help—but in more ways than one. A coach can help you . . .

  • see things from a new perspective using powerful questions
  • uncover your own personal wisdom
  • gain clarity into what really might “float your boat”
  • see and believe in your values and strengths
  • get grounded in your purpose in life–yes, you have a life purpose even if you’ve never stated of it.
  • reconnect with what you love to do
  • explore jobs that feel like a good fit

Most importantly, a coach can bring out the best in you, build your confidence and encourage you without judgment. You will have support all along the way, yet you are always in the driver’s seat.

Do yourself or your young graduate a favor and help them find their passion, their drive and maybe even their calling. Help get on the road to a fulfilling job or career path that helps them move into an independent life.


[1]https://hbr.org/2016/05/two-thirds-of-college-grads-struggle-to-launch-their-careers#comment-section