The world of work has changed dramatically over the last decade. With more freedom, more choices and more opportunities students need guidelines to help them achieve their career goals. In his video Jamie Simon offers practical career advice to aspiring professionals. Here are 5 simple tips that will lead to a more satisfying career.
Tip #1: Don't put pressure on yourself
Deciding on an academic path can be difficult if you place too much emphasis on trying to pick the "perfect degree". "....future in work suggests that individuals are going to face 6 or 7 career changes in their lives." Your entire career doesn't have to hang on your first academic qualification, so give yourself permission to learn from your choices and to change your mind.
Tip #2: Identify your passion
The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Therefore it is imperative that work in a field that interests and inspires you. "Figure out what you're most passionate about, where you get your energy, and what drives you." If you can create value through that passion it will add to your overall fulfilment.
Tip #3: Embrace your university experience
"Get involved in clubs, get involved in internships, build your network." University can provide you with so much more than a qualification. At university you have an opportunity to expand your network, explore your interests and grow your hard and soft skills. These skills and experiences will position you for your dream job.
Tip # 4: Think globally
"If you get the opportunity to do a transfer to a university take it." Travel as much as you can, explore foreign markets and learn about other cultures. Every experience will enhance your perspective and set you up for better work opportunities.
Tip #5: Don't rush
Don't focus too much on trying to get to the next stage in your career. "You are going to be working for a very long time." Make it a habit to enjoy every phase of your work life and celebrate every step toward your goals. For more insights watch