With the condition of the job market, it’s easy to get terrified of impending graduation. Are you going to be able to find a job? Is your field looking to fill entry-level positions? The truth that we have to face is that the time it takes to find a fitting job is growing a little bit longer. It’s time to get creative.
For example, you might want to consider a postgraduation internship. More and more companies are offering internship programs to graduates, which are geared toward those with the classroom education but no on-job experience. Maybe the field you’re seeking to go into isn’t full of internship opportunities, and it has left your resume lacking. A postgraduation internship might be a great opportunity to get your feet wet in your particular desired field.
Another option? Try creating your own internship. If there’s an organization that you want to work for and they don’t have any internship positions posted, why not try to get a hold of someone working there and suggest one? The initiative you take in “creating” an internship could serve you in two ways:
1) You’re showing the organization that you have a sincere interest in working for them in the future.
2) You’re showing the organization that you’re willing to learn the ins and outs before you try diving in for a career.
Don’t get discouraged with the struggling economy – meet the challenges of it and get creative.