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5 reasons to stop panicking about what you’ll do after university

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10:30 AM | 24 June 2016
by Arthur Gueidan
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Graduation must be close? Are you starting to worry because you have no idea about your future? Don’t. Sometimes, not knowing is the best way. That means your options are wide open and you will succeed in a career that you had never expected.

You are not the only one

Just be patient. Finding a job and planning your future is a big step. And worrying will not help you. Remember, there are lots of graduates in the same position as you. And the most successful are the ones who do not give up and keep trying. Everyone must accept a little rejection in his life; it will drive you to succeed. But don’t forget you do not need a step-by-step plan; just motivation and then you can accomplish anything. You have to know that failure is absolutely required to savour the success.

You are only young

Don’t feel pressured into jumping straight into the first job you will find, there is no rush, take your time. No point in working for a company you don’t like or are not 100% interested in, right? People take years to find their passion in life, “Its never too late to be what you might have been.” says George Eliot, it is never too late to change your career plan.

There is no such thing as a wasted degree

Even though you might feel you have wasted 3 or 4 years of your life and a large amount of money on a career you now do not want to pursue a degree is never a waste. All universities teach a wide range of skills, which are desired in many jobs, so most companies only look for a degree level qualification. Don’t worry. All degrees are worth it.

Your career does not always go to plan

Many people quit their jobs after 3 years of work. If you are one of the lucky ones to come out of university and find a job straight away that is great! But that does not necessarily mean you will be there forever. It just shows, whether you know what you want after university or you have no idea, plans change so don’t worry.

Do not compare yourself to others

Just because all your friends have graduated and found jobs do not mean you are a failure. Everyone has his or her shot, finding your dream job might just be a little harder. Don’t let how long it takes to discourage you, just be persistent; keep trying, and your time will come.

Hope this helps! Keep going and you will find what you were expected. Good luck with your next job hunting!

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