Advice I Wish Someone Gave Me

Show Notes

In honor of all the graduations that were happening when we original posted this episode, we talk about some life lessons we learned when we were finishing school and “going out into the real world.” The conversation in this episode features all of “the advice I wish someone gave me.

Are you a recent graduate looking for advice on how to navigate the job market? Tune in to the latest episode of Three Fates Decide to hear Liz, Sam and Mary discuss their own experiences of returning to school and switching careers. Learn why it is perfectly okay to go back to school multiple times, the importance of being open to career changes, and how to cope with not always meeting job criteria. Discover the beauty of the college experience,

1. The importance of going back to school multiple times and the beauty of the college experience.
2. The importance of being open to career changes and not viewing going back to school as a failure.
3. The need to switch jobs if something better fits you and the importance of applying for jobs even if you don’t meet all the criteria.
4. The ridiculousness of job postings labeled as “entry level” asking for three to five years of experience.

Whether you just recently graduated or those days are long in your past, take a listen and let us know what you think. If you have your own pearls of wisdom, share with us!‚Äč


Key Points

[0:17:25] 
Empower yourself to NEVER settle for less than you deserve and be unapologetically courageous in setting high standards for yourself – no matter the past mistakes. Ask for help, and know that it takes strength, not weakness, to do so.

[0:17:25] 
Despite the staggering challenge, single parents demonstrate immense resilience and strength in their tireless efforts to provide a loving and nurturing environment for their children.

[0:20:20] 
With determination and resilience, you can propel your career to new heights – don’t let the fear of not having the perfect qualifications hold you back from applying for the job of your dreams. Network, intern, and take advantage of every opportunity to stand out from the competition and reach your goals.

[0:23:56] 
You CAN create the career of your dreams, no matter your age: break through barriers by taking extra courses, job hopping, or even changing industries – and see amazing results.

[0:30:32] Having children is an incredible commitment that requires thoughtful preparation and dedication to make it a successful and rewarding experience.

[0:41:00] 
Graduating marks a monumental moment in life, offering a chance to reflect on our accomplishments, gain invaluable wisdom, and hone our vision for the future.


Quotes

“That’s something that I think a lot of college graduates need to understand that that is a possibility. That, number one, you may go back for a master’s or a doctorate or whatever, but may also be the fact that you find an interest in something else, or you need something else to help advance your whatever.”

“Never let anyone tell you that your dream job or, uh, anything like that is too big for you. And you should definitely try and pursue that, because at the end of the day, it’s your life. You’re the one that has to live it. No one else is going to live your life. So no one else’s opinion? Well, yes, you can take the people who are closest to their opinions into account. At the end of the day, it’s your opinion that matters most.”

“But what I found is, even if you don’t meet all the criteria that the job is asking for, apply. Because you never know, they may give you a call anyway if it’s something that you’re interested in, that you want to do, apply anyway. If anything, you’ll get some maybe hopefully some interviews, uh, under your belt.”

“Never be afraid. You’re not weak. If you need help, and this isn’t any regard and not necessarily that you need to go to a professional person for help, a friend, uh, a significant other, your parents, whoever. If you need help.

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