It wasn’t all that long ago that I was in your shoes. Okay, maybe it was. I guess it depends on your definition of “long.” But regardless, I remember what it was like. I didn’t know what I was going to do after graduation. (I was an English Literature major so a career path was not a given.) I sent out resumes for a wide range of jobs — from journalism to book publishing to teaching and more. I assume most of those resumes went into that big black hole where unanswered resumes go to die — the trash can.
The good news: I got a job.
The bad news: Two and a half years later I found myself back in the same place — searching for a job — when I’d outgrown the first one. And that brought with it a whole new set of firsts — first time undergoing a job search while trying to be careful my current employer didn’t find out, first time having to answer the “why are you leaving your first job?” question, first time having to give notice…
And back then, blogs weren’t popular. (Am I showing my age?) I didn’t have a resource like this to help me navigate these rough roads. (I just had my dad.)
That’s why I’m so pleased to be leading the charge as editor of this new blog, a blog that I hope will help you navigate the unfamiliar territory of the working world. Which brings me back to one of the lines from my About Us page. This blog truly is all about you. I’ve selected a handful of bloggers — including one of whom is a peer — and we all have our own ideas about what we want to cover, but we need to hear from you as to what you need to know.
So send in your questions, your comments, your ideas, and we’ll do our best to give you what you want.
And now, without further ado, I give you… What’s Next, Gen Y?Google+