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4 secrets to success they don't tell you when you finish University

Updated: Feb 8

You did it, you finished university! Now what?

There is always such an intense pressure in the final year to know exactly what your next step is going to be following university, so much so often that overshadows the excitement of finishing altogether because that is a huge achievement so give yourself a pat on the back!

In this blog post I will share with you 4 secrets I found out for myself when I finished university and they helped me take the next steps in my career.

1. This is just the start, you will continue learning.

When you leave university you think 'finally' 'that's it' 'I'm finished'. Unfortunately, what I quickly found out was actually you are just at the start of your journey and will continue learning so much more as you begin to progress into your career. Lean into this and take as much in as you can!

2. Put yourself out there.

Unfortunately opportunities don't usually fall into your lap, you have to put yourself out there and create your own opportunities. This might be through networking, creating content, consistently looking for jobs and contacting organisations.

3. Smaller opportunities will lead to something bigger.

Initially it can seem disheartening as a new graduate to not be straight into the exciting, big time roles or opportunities. But do not fear! Smaller roles or opportunities will eventually lead to something bigger whether that is within the same organisation or a different one. Experience is key as a new graduate so try to get as much as possible, even if it isn't exactly what you had in mind, don't loose sight of this as it might just be a foot in the door or a step in the right direction.

4. 'Rejections are just redirections to something better'.

Rejections are hard to take, nobody likes to be rejected, its a knock to our confidence. However, don't loose sight of your end goal and keep pursuing this in any way you can, from my own experience everything has worked out how it should, everything happened for a reason and rejections were redirections to something better!

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