Hey there, newbie. Welcome to your career! Maybe you’re still hung-over from graduation. Or maybe graduation was a few years ago but you’re still feeling dazed and confused. Either way, I know what you’re thinking…
What the actual fuck. Why didn’t anyone tell me it would be like this?
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Jesus Christ, is this really all there is?! I busted my ass for the last two decades expecting some kind of payoff. #notworthit
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What are the rules here? Do I really need to make a LinkedIn profile? Will I have to start washing my hair more often? Do I need to buy a FUCKING PANTSUIT?! Because that is literally my worst nightmare.
You’ve heard a lot of shitty things about adulthood. Some of it is true — there are bills to pay and pants to wear — but, luckily, some of it is most definitely not true.
The trick is to sort the truth from the life-sucking lies. Those things are tougher to tell apart than you’d think, especially when you’re new here.
Let’s start with this doozie…
Everyone else seems to have their shit together.
And yet you probably feel like this is very true — that you’re a gazillion years behind already because everyone else was given some secret manual for adulting while you weren’t looking.
Maybe you have a couple of friends who have cool jobs. Maybe you know some people a few years older than you who actually paid off their student loans. Good for them. But the truth is most people don’t know what the fuck they’re doing straight out of school. And most people feel sick about it because they don’t even know what they want, let alone how to get it.
I’m BEYOND psyched to announce that I’ll be launching a course for grads and career newbies in September. It’s called Career Rookie: A Course For Grads & Career Newbies and it’s a course to help with feeling totally lost and overwhelmed and unprepared for what’s next. Because when summer fun is officially over the “why don’t I have my shit together?” panic creeps in.
Keep an eye out for more updates, but in the meantime repeat after me: DON’T PANIC. Help is on the way.