Treat Your Career as a Series of Stepping Stones

From The Guardian

Graduates: Don’t hold out for the dream role straight away, but treat your career as a series of stepping stones, with each role enhancing your skills and experience.


Also be open and seize career-making opportunities as they occur rather than sticking rigidly to a mapped-out career.

A recent Careers Talk highlighted that graduates are perceived as lacking in communication, critical thinking and business skills.

So, take on roles for their skill-building value. Even non-graduate roles in retail or service industries build customer-facing and problem-solving skills — useful additions to any CV…

With a little planning, every role you take, contact you make, or project you complete can help edge you towards your dream job.

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