Finished graduation... what next to do in Life?
Kamlesh always had this question haunting him as to the best course of action after college in such a madding and competitive world of today. He continually wondered whether to pursue post graduation ,start a job or venture into a business. To him, arriving at the right decision was proving an existential dilemma.
He used to read a lot of literature including books of multiple genres, various kinds of blogs, and articles on job markets of future .He could also discern with such diverse reading that people are just drifting aimlessly to make their living, with no real knowledge to pride in.
It’s not possible in today’s fiercely competitive world to launch a meaningful career with just one generic degree. It’s essential to possess real and transferable skills. Someone with niche or multitasking skills stands apart in an altogether different professional league! Usually, we are the products of the circumstances that our lives have subjected us to.
Kamlesh is not the only one with these questions on life. Most of us find ourselves tormented by such questions at different points on the fate of our lives.
A young graduate will be concerned about choosing the right career, a working professional will think about either the next promotion or a business, a businessman will think about expanding business in newer markets or merging with bigger businesses….so on and so forth.
It’s difficult to decide alone what to do in one’s life. As a thumb rule, you should do what makes you feel happy, lest you should end up not regretting your wrong choices later. At times in your life, you may realise having made a wrong decision but that realisation should prove to be your step in learning and not a subject of regret.To seize such failure as a stepping stone to success is the quintessence of learning indeed.
If you plan to take up a job, then work to acquire skills needed to distinguish yourself at the workplace. If you want to start your own venture, then identify the prerequisites that you need to start with: business plan, investors, machine, strategies et al.
Nonetheless, possessing a skill or a degree will help in furnishing your credentials to your employers and stakeholders. In fact, doing a post-graduation after working for a few years or directly after graduation is a highly recommended career progression.
If finance is proving the bottleneck, then the saving grace is that educational loans are easily available from financial institutions. In select cases, even the employers themselves could sponsor your higher education if they perceive you as a worthy prospective employee in higher cadres.
Hey guys, it’s never too late to discover your metier and live your passion. Be not just a learner but an unlearner too.
So, step out , grab the right skills and look at life straight in the eyes !