Around the Mammoth Marketing office, we understand that it can be tough for new college graduates to figure out what the next step should be. Meghan, our firm’s Director of Operations, has a few simple tips for those looking to start on a rewarding career path right out of college.
Meghan’s first suggestion is to stay open-minded. She explained, “You may or may not know what your dream path is yet. That’s okay! It’s normal to test the waters to see what you like. Get out of your comfort zone and you might surprise yourself.”
Our Director also believes in the value of setting realistic expectations. She stated, “I don’t know where I got it in my head that as soon as I graduated, I’d be making close to six figures, living the glam/grind lifestyle, and having everything I wanted. The real world smacked me in the face! Don’t accidentally set yourself up for disappointment. Get educated outside of the classroom and do research on the market or field you want to get into.”
When it comes to relocation, Meghan suggests doing your homework on where you want to go. She urges new graduates to think about the job market, housing outlook, personal goals, and lifestyle that align with your desired location. This is another instance in which being open-minded can lead to unexpected places.
One thing we remember as we pursue our Mammoth Marketing goals is that getting stressed out doesn’t help anything. Meghan encourages recent grads to embrace the same mind-set. She remarked, “It won’t be perfect right out of the gate. You’re going to make mistakes and try something over again. This is one of the biggest transitions of your life, so embrace it and love it. Don’t forget to enjoy the journey and know this is the next step in your big adventure.”
We wish all recent college graduates good luck as they head into their careers. Follow Mammoth Marketing on Twitter for more of our best success tips.