Now that you’ve finished your formal education, you’ll want to make the most of your newfound freedom in work and life.
Match your work to your personality
Attending school requires you to spend your days in classrooms and your efforts on assignments and exams. But workplaces vary widely, and different people prefer different types of work. Figuring out which job responsibilities and environments would best match your personality can set you up for a happy work experience. People who love quiet and solitude probably wouldn’t do well working in a daycare. People who crave social interaction tend not to care for isolated cubicle work. Personality assessments like Career Cruising and O*Net Interest Profiler can give you ideas for career paths that might fit you well.
Learn something new
Perhaps you think you might like a job, but you’re not quite sure you’ve got the skills to do the work or land the interview. Sure, some skills take years of study. But others you can pick up in ten or twenty hours. For those, you can punch in your library card number and log into LinkedIn Learning or Gale Presents: Udemy. Both offer thousands of online courses on subjects like coding, sales, and design.
Process your frustration
Be a person
You spend a healthy chunk of your waking life outside the workplace, so remember to put some effort into your leisure hours. Take up a hobby, read a book, join a club, attend an event. There’s probably even some sort of organization in Pittsburgh that sponsors things like this.
You can sign up for a free library card here.
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