Jumping out of college can have a short-lived celebratory victory after which the paralyzing fear that you are going to be left unemployed hits you like a brick wall. With no experience except for the pizza place, you worked at when you were 16, landing your first job can be frightening.
The battle is already lost if you have convinced yourself that you are not worthy of the job. Not only is your head far more powerful than you think but it also shows on your face. The interviewer you are sitting in front of has been doing this for dog’s years and can tell when you are panicking. Just like the company is going to sell themselves to you, you need to manage to give them good enough reason why you should stick around. This can only happen once you begin to trust in the fact that you should.
Build a Network
Ask people what they are doing and how they got where they are now because this can give you ideas you would have never chanced upon by yourself. If a friend of yours from school is doing exactly what you wish to be doing, chances are that they had the same bumpy ride getting to that comfortable job. Swallow your pride and ask them what their journey was like. It could even be a motivator seeing what other people had to go through and can make you feel less alone.
The most obvious answer to the problem regarding not having enough experience is to get more experience. Interning can give you far more than you think starting with a great place to build your contact list. It also shows that you are proactive and want to get ahead, which is always a good sign for any employer.
Do Not Go Overboard
Sleep, eat and go out some while all of this is going on. It could help you more than you would think since you are already pretty stressed. Having a few friends around for a while can give you the push you need to keep going and makes everything whole lot easier. Punishing yourself by sitting at home through the evening is not going to land you the job of your dreams. You may even hear new ideas; get a new perceptive or meet new people. Either way, it can only do you good.