Job Action Day: What it Means to us
As college students, we are faced with the ultimate question of what’s to come in life-after-graduation. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” We’ve all heard the saying, time and time again. But how realistic is it, really, to find this so-called “perfect job”?
I mean, let’s be honest: recruiting is difficult enough as it is. When it comes to finding a job, everyone has different criteria in mind.
Am I interested in this industry?
Do my skill sets align to the position?
What is the office culture like?
Will I be required to come into the office everyday?
How many hours will I work per week?
What is the pay? Benefits?
The list goes on and on…
The most important box we all want to check, however, is getting a job in the first place. Sometimes, we overlook the rest of it because having any job is exciting as is. Today, November 1st, is Job Action Day -- a day for us all to take a step back and reevaluate those criteria that we may have forgotten or put off for the time being.
Maybe you are a sophomore or junior, thinking about what summer internships will best set you up for your career. This is a great spot to be in, for Job Action Day purposes! As much as your internship is valuable for professional development, growing your network, and adding experience to your resume, it is also your greatest opportunity to reflect on this role and see how it matches up with your own criteria.
For all of my seniors out there, Job Action Day is extremely important. Many of you are recruiting for full-time positions and (hopefully!) signing offers for after you graduate. Relief is a great feeling that comes along with securing a job, but it’s important that you do not ignore all of the other factors that will determine happiness in our careers. Today, in honor of Job Action Day, take some time to think about your ideal career path with more than just a company name or job description in mind.
Here at ready dress go, we want every woman to feel fulfilled and empowered in their careers. So, use today to give your job search a little extra time and thought. We promise: it will all pay off in the end!