- By Assandoh
The first thing you need to do while in school and after school is to zip your mouth. You don’t need to give false hope about your education or make unwarranted promises to your family, friends and self. Most of us start counting our chicks before they are really hatched.
That will discourage you somewhere along the job search journey. Many people make unrealistic promises and plans without factoring in the fact that things may not always go as smooth as planned. Many plan marriages with gargantuan weddings immediately after school, dream of luxurious cars and mansions immediately after school and affluent living. This is not the real case for over 99% of tertiary school or college leavers.
This attitude can discourage you along the line, exerts unnecessary pressure on you and may cause you to engage in illegal ventures. Many students ask for the salary they are likely to receive after school, and start planning their future with it. They sometimes send false hopes to their parents, siblings, friends and partners and make unachievable promises. This exposes them to unnecessary pressure and also at times, makes them appear as failures if things don’t go as planned.
It’s good to dream big; but it’s better if it’s the process than the benefit. Be realistic and don’t go to the field with a grandiose mentality. Many graduates have rejected a lot of opportunities because it cannot fund their future plans or presumed affluent lifestyle.
The writer is a Nurse, a Blogger and a Health and Career Coach. He has been a resource person at countless number of conferences and students platforms both on health and career developments. For Health or Career Counselling and Speaking Engagements, contacts (+233) 0505167698