by Liz Hine
How do expectations stack up to reality? Susan Adams recently published an article for Forbes online focusing on a study that discussed College Graduates’ Expectations in their job search. The study focused on the contrast between expectations and reality on a number of fronts including graduate degrees, starting salary, training/professional development, probability of finding a job in their chosen field, and much more. The job search process can be frustrating for anyone at any stage, especially if you have unrealistic expectations. What are some ways you can make sure your expectations are realistic?
Keep in mind that employers will look at your previous experiences as an indicator of how successful you’ll be in your next role. If you can’t demonstrate previous successes with small things, don’t expect to be given large projects to manage. Regardless of where you are in your career, be willing to build your track record and put in the time.