by Anne Lucas
Last month I blogged about the letter “O,” suggesting that instead of being Overwhelmed by the job search, one could be Optimistic about Opportunities.
A lot can happen in a month. We in Career Services are hearing happy news from some seniors with job offers. For them, I think it’s safe to say, they have arrived at the letter “R,” which stands for RELIEF. And they are also looking forward to some R & R, REST and RELAXATION of course.
Those “R” words may not be the first to come to mind for others of you who have not REALIZED the success you hoped for or haven’t even begun your job or internship search. RIGHT off, let me say, it’s not a RACE! Please RECOGNIZE that it’s okay to set your own pace with your job or internship search.
RELAX! (Everyone can make that “R” word your own!) Let’s REVIEW some of the other “R” words that might be appropriate for the REMAINDER of you RIGHT now.
Perhaps you are READY to get started. If so, let Career Services help you. If you’re READING this blog, you have found our web site. You can REVIEW and REGISTER for our programs and take advantage of our counseling services. Please REQUEST an appointment to meet with a counselor to REFLECT on your skills and interests.
If you slugged your way through OCR, only to find REJECTION, there’s no need to RETREAT into your ROOM. While I REALIZE REJECTION is ROUGH, there are other ways to REACT. RELEASE your REGRETS. You will RECOVER and REGAIN your footing—experience a RENAISSANCE! Penn students always RISE to the occasion and ROLL with the punches. REALLY, you’re REMARKABLE and will REBOUND and RECOVER as you RESOLVE to RECOMMIT to your search.
Maybe it’s time to RECONSIDER your goals. Admit it—some of you only pursued consulting because it’s REGARDED as a REWARD for Penn achievement. REMEMBER that you had other interests before you joined the consulting pack. Some self-assessment might REMIND you of your childhood dreams or REVEAL new ROADS to explore. Again, please REACH out to us in Career Services. We can help you REGROUP and REORGANIZE, perhaps REVIEW your RESUME so that you can REVISE it. How about REHEARSING an interview through ROLE play? We might encourage you to do some RESEARCH into other career fields you haven’t considered, and we can certainly introduce you to some career-RELATED RESOURCES, which are RELIABLE and RESPONSIBLE for many good RESULTS.
Are you RARING to go with your job or internship search now? We’re ROOTING for your success. If you’d RATHER RUMINATE, you’ve got some time REMAINING. After all, the RETIREMENT age is RISING. RELAX.