Survival Guide for Fresh Graduates Written by A Fresh Graduate

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Howdy, millennials!

As you know, I just graduated. It's almost 3 months after I officially graduated from my university.

It's not a short time, but guess what? I still have no job.

Well, I actually am doing an internship right now, so I'm still grateful for my position. But so many my friends out there haven't found their first job yet.

It sucks to to be a fresh graduate.. You started to be (literally) so fresh and ready to deal with real 'adult' life, but apparently it's not that simple.

For what I think, getting a job is like looking for your soulmate (check on my previous post over here). You need to be perfect for each other in order for both of you to work out.

Try to think this way: if the company you're applying at is looking for a person with minimum has an experience with an internship on the same position (but you're just a total fresh graduate with 0 experience), they're not worth for you! You might don't have the experience, but you probably have the attitude or the spirit to do the job, but they're just blinded by the criteria of the candidate that they think is perfect for the job. What should you force a relationship when one of them is so closed-minded that they don't want to give opportunity to the other one? It won't work!

I know that you have been rejected by some companies (I know I have!), but my point is: don't let that bring you down! I know it might be frustrating and you're just getting tired and hopeless (I know I am!), but please just hold on.

You should be grateful that you don't get the job in the company above, because it would be a disaster for you. For both of you.

There are reasons why a company has their own criteria for a specific job, it's because they just want the candidate to be perfectly fit with the company. Not only on skills, but also on attitude, spirit, or probably value/ethnicity/religion.

They just want a perfect candidate who can give them everything they need as much as you want to find the perfect company which can provide you with everything (best deal on income, so many nice people, so many new exciting experiences, near in location, etc).

So the next time you got rejected, don't ever think that you're not good enough. It's just.. not for you. You're just like a piece of jigsaw puzzle that's missing from a picture (your perfect future company), but you keep on trying to fit in other pictures. Of course, you'll get rejected. ...But standing ovation for trying so hard tho! *insert clapping hands emoji here*

Anyway, I'm no professional, but I just want us, as fresh graduates, to help and support each other to reach our success. It takes time, but I'm sure it'll worth the wait.

Before I end this post, I need one more thing to tell. Yesterday I got an e-mail from Zelos that sending me a thank you message for filling in their survey. I'm not sure when did I fill their survey, but they gave me a link to a free e-book about Fresh Graduates' Survival Guide as a reward. I just thought that I wanted to share with you guys. So here it is: FREE E-BOOK. Enjoy!

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  1. It can be though getting a job as a fresh graduate. Not just that but it's also hard to get one you really like and enjoy. It take s a like time and maybe a lil luck too.
    i like how you put it. It's not you, it's just to what's meant for you.
    Keep going girl I hope you find the position you want. Good luck
    I'm following you on gfc :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Yes! I totally agree with you! Lately I just realized that I should be grateful that I didn't get a full-time job before my current internship, bcs apparently I don't think this is what I wanna do for a living.

      Sure it takes time, but everything will turn out great.

      Thank you for your support, it means a lot :)

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