Graduation is cool, but there are certain things after graduation that take away from the coolness of it and start making it feel like less of an accomplishment. The problem arises when you come out of that last exam and go out for a beer with your friends and they cannot help but to keep talking about how difficult it is going to be to get a job.

“Dude, do you know how long I have been looking for a job?”

“I don’t.”

“Did you know that if you do not get a job within the first X months, the chances of you getting a job drops by X percent?”

“Really?” asking skeptically.

“Have you started applying yet? I started the beginning of last semester.”

I had enough. Let’s cut the crap fellow graduates. We all know it is hard to find a job in this talent-driven market and we are all talented one way or another. There are certain aspects of life that are under our control and there are some that are not. These are the cards we are dealt to play with. So if you are a recent graduate like myself, do what you can with what you have available. The are tons of actions you can take other than applying for jobs and networking.

What did I do?

  • I completely transformed a resume using a professional design software in 2 days.
  • I built this website in just 4 days.

Am I a designer? No, but I learned how to use a professional software and how to make everything look ‘pretty’ in accordance to some design standards.

Am I a web developer? No, but I learned how to work that CSS and PHP, even though I had zero knowledge of these programming languages. Thankfully, I already knew how to get hosting for a website and do some design work in early years of university, for fun. (nerd alert!)

Yes, we have accomplished a lot but the bottom line is, we have to raise our game my friends. This is just the beginning of the road. We have much to learn. And as Lao Tzu says, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

 

Photo: Taken with iPhone 6S somewhere in the outskirts of East Vancouver, Canada

 

Would you like to learn…

  • how I built a website in 4 days?
  • how I built a decent-looking resume?
  • what methods I use to learn software quickly?

Feel free to message me on LinkedIn or contact me through this website.