When figuring out your first move post-college, it’s natural to feel a little lost. You’re still discovering what your strengths are, what kinds of roles could be a good fit, and even what industry resonates with you. But, at the end of the day, you still need to find a job, which we know can be even more challenging as an international student. And in order to find a job, you need know what kind of job you actually want.
It’s important to find a career direction that fits your skills and passions, and then build the skills you’ll need to get there. Many companies consider this an incredibly important factor in hiring entry-level talent. Not being clear about what you want to do or what excites you about a role is a huge red flag during an interview.
Here’s our pro-tip: You don’t actually have to know what you want to do with your life. Nobody really knows. But after college, you’ll need to find a direction and stick with it for a little while. Think of it as the 51% rule. Get to a place where you’re 51% sure of what you want to do and go with it. You can always change directions later, but you have to commit to something before you get started.
So, how do you find that first 51% in order to start your job search? Here’s a short quiz that will look what you are good at (and what you actually enjoy doing!) to match you with a (real) entry-level position.
This blog post was written in partnership with Koru. Koru runs immersive business programs with college students and recent grads to help them build in-demand skills, gain hands-on experience working inside top companies, and build a powerful network. Learn more about their summer programs in Seattle, San Francisco, and Boston.