Embrace Good Problems: Advice to Young People Today I don't know when I graduated to giving job-seeking advice. However, I know that my scribbles are read by a lot of students and their parents, so I thought I would share this with you. A 22-year-old daughter of a friend, for the first time in her life, has hit a brick wall. She just graduated from Tulane University and trying to find a job in public health policy. Over the last three months, she has had dozens of interviews and has made it to the final round in a few of them but has not been successful in landing a position.
Love the way establish linkages … always a refreshing read !
Another issue Vitaliy is students should think about the demand for workers in their field. I graduated with an engineering degree in 1972...not a stellar time for engineering degrees but after sending out 476 resumes with my qualifications, I had 7 job offers! And I loved my satisfying 39 year career in oil and gas development around the world. Our kids need to consider what demand there will be for their job skills in the future, both as a student while earning a degree and ongoing skills and education they build as they progress in their chosen field of career work.
"Was I lucky? Absolutely. But I created this luck by hard work and NOT doing what everyone else is doing." So true! Wise words, friend~
Woody Allen said: "Showing up is 80 percent of life". That quote may have to be updated in the brave new world of remote work, but it's still true. But as for walking into a policy job with no real-world experience in execution, that might not be the best approach. I would advise your young friend to get some experience practicing public health work in preparation for a policy job later on.