Many years after graduation, most graduates will still have no jobs. They will be broke and living pitiable life.
Having the best graduating result will not help either. First class, does not guarantee work or success.
Here are, 8 mistakes that most students and young graduates are making today, which will prevent them from getting jobs or succeeding on their own after graduation.
1) They think all they need is a degree:
Those days are gone, when all you needed was a degree. Today, a degree is just the starting point. Every one has a degree. Even the “Wheel-barrow-pusher” now has a degree. What makes you and your degree special? Nothing. So, if you are interested in living a meaningful life and contributing practically to society, you have to think beyond just a certificate in your hand.
Which brings us to the next point.
2) They look outward:
Many people forget that success and achievement do not come from outside. They arise from the “in-side”.
When you train and make your mind your best ally, you can depend on it for solutions.
Everything that you will ever need for a successful life is already within you. Use ur mind; use your head. Be a thinker and a solution provider.
3) They read irrelevant materials; and fail to read the right ones:
The problem with school is that most of the things you will ever study are already obsolete long before you even got admitted.
If you are only reading academic books, then you are only filling your mind with outdated information. Who builds success on outdated information?
Being educated is more than just about being familiar with ‘boolean expression,’ or knowing everything in your chemistry textbook. It is actually more than just going to school.
Any body can go to school; anybody can know all the terms in the text book, but it takes personal and intentional effort to prepare for success.
Read your school books and pass your examinations, but go the path of self development also. It is self development that prepares you for success after graduation.
4) They keep the wrong company of friends:
Some will deny it; but you are not very different from your “friends”. If you have friends who are not motivated for success, you will not also.
5) They are too lazy to do anything meaningful; and too proud to get started:
There is a problem; an entitlement mentality is frustrating our youths. Every one thinks they are entitled to something. Parents and the government don’t owe the young ones anything. Every thing whatsoever that you could get from your parents or your government is a privilege.
If you want a job, go get it or create one. Don’t make the couch your best friend and the TV your best adviser.
6) They don’t exercise:
What has exercise and keeping physically fit got to do with success? Very simple but important; exercising and keeping to the routing helps you learn discipline. Without discipline, there is no achievement.
Only a disciplined individual can succeed.
Being committed to your exercise routine shows you are committed to an active and healthy life.
7) They give up:
Most young graduates give up on themselves too quickly. It is pathetic. Just because Aliko Dangote is not your uncle and you are not related to Mike Adenuga in any way does not mean you can not chart your own course, begin and succeed. Just because things don’t work out well in the beginning does not mean you should give up on yourself and or dream.
Just because you have sent out tens of applications to every company in town and non has called you up does not mean you should stop checking. Just because no one has offered you a job does not in any way mean you can’t start your own company.
Just because others don’t believe in you at first does not mean you should not believe in your self.
Just because there are obstacles on your path does not mean you cannot overcome.
Why give up on yourself? Believe in yourself. Have a dream. Believe in your dream. Draw a plan. Set goals. Talk. Do something no matter how little. Be bold and proud of yourself. Get started.
8) They have no mentors:
Who are you following? Who is your inspiration? There must be some body out there whom you are listening to and learning from. You must have a life coach. You must have a mentor.
A mentor helps you navigate through life’s everyday challenge.