May 13, 2021

Life After Campus or College

One of the happiest moments for a student is at that time when she/he finishes her/his studies. Just imagine spending eight years in primary school, four years in high school, and another four to seven years in campus or college (depending on the course you pursue). It is never and will never be an easy thing, trust me! It takes the gracious hand of God to come all this way long and to finish successfully. The climax of finish school actually is when you will be wearing that gown on the graduation day! Wait, it is COVID-19 period and things are now done virtually including graduations, so most people do not get the opportunity to wear a gown. But it is well. The most important thing is to have a degree. Isn’t it?

Now, the next chapter immediately kicks in or rather knocks on your door. For most people it is usually job, others will go for entrepreneurship and there those who will go back to class the next Monday to start their masters degree. All this options are good and valid. We all have different paths that the Lord has prepared for us. The most important thing is, do you use that which has been granted to you well? Think about that.

Apart from those who will go for entrepreneurship (sometimes you don’t just jump in immediately because of capital struggles) you will find yourself looking for either an internship to gain experience or even a job opportunity regardless of whether it is permanent or on contractual basis. Provided you will be doing something that will provide you will some meal to put on the table and be able to pay your bills at the end or begging of the month.

God is the author of our dear life and no matter what happens to you. Whether you come to a realization or not that will remain to be a fact always. You have been taught and learned to trust Him all through your campus life or rather from some point in your life, what will prevent you to do so now? Absolutely nothing whatsoever should! Even in your job searching period, you ought to continue trusting in Him, and in His perfect time, He will deliver to you what He deems fit for you. All you need to do is to put your trust in Him and continue seeking Him while serving Him. I know it is ain’t that easy but trust me it is possible. As you wait for His perfect time, do you think you should be staying idle not forgetting that you currently do not have a job anyway? Let us see around this…

Things You Should Be Doing While Trusting God For A Job Opportunity.

By the time you are finishing campus, I am hoping that you already know what you what to pursue as far as your career path is concerned. For some, it might not be that clear yet and that is not a sin. Here is the truth that you should know. Even if you have a pretty good idea of where you’re headed careerwise, leave room to change your mind. Career experts predict the average person will switch careers (not jobs) four to five times over his or her lifetime. It looks confusing, right? No, you should be. So where to start? You can begin by finding your life’s passion — or at least your current life passion.

  1. Take on a hobby or volunteer.
    Pursuing your hobby in most cases brings satisfaction. I would rather have you volunteer to do something for your community or an organization than staying idle doing nothing or doing something that drains you every now and then. Volunteering can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Other benefits include finding friends, connecting with the community, learning new skills, and even advancing your career.
  2. Increase your intimacy with God.
    The ability to hear what God is saying, to see what God is doing, and to move in the realm of the miraculous comes as an individual develops the same intimacy with and dependence upon the Father. The likes of Moses, David, and, of course, Jesus had an intimate relationship with God. This really had an impact on their lives. Some things with God are so personal, so intimate, that they cannot be described with words, they can only be felt with the heart. This is how true intimacy with God is; we feel that no one else can really understand the special bond that we share with Him because it’s altogether personal.
  3. Spend Time Networking.
    Networking is one of the avenues to create long-term relationships with mutual benefits. This does not mean that you should network with everyone. Rather, first study how you can contribute to their success, in addition to how you stand to benefit from their knowledge. Networking helps you reassess yourself, improve your self-confidence, develop long-lasting relationships, present an avenue for new opportunities, and many more. Be intentional while networking!
  4. Learn new skills.
    There is a lot of skills that you can learn ranging from soft skills to hard skills in preparation to facing the world of work. It is never a waste to learn a skill whether you need it at the moment or not. It diversifies your job options and helps you develop new techniques to keep up with the fast-changing world. And by the way, learning never comes to an end unless the Father takes you.
  5. Take a break.
    Breaks are very essentials more especially when you feel tired or have been doing something for a longer period of time because you get exhausted and it is a way of reenergizing yourself. I am personally struggling with the aspect of taking a break from doing something. I would not encourage you to be like myself. But I’m happy that I am learning to take breaks for my own good and to keep myself productive.

    Taking breaks has been shown to be important in recovering from stress, which can, in turn, improve your performance. Recovering from work stress can restore energy and mental resources and decrease the development of fatigue, sleep disorders, and cardiovascular disease.

In all of this, don’t forget to make time for friends and family. Enjoy life with them. These are very important people in your life, that you will need them like on a daily basis. The older you get, the more friendships die or fade away and making new friends becomes harder each year. Treasure the ones you have and desire to keep them till death do you apart if possible because it is never possible to get a replacement when you lose one that means a lot to you..

Patoo

 Introspect | A Polymath | Linux, Tech & Digital Marketing Enthusiast

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