The title might make me sound very confident about my professional decisions, but here’s the truth — one year ago, as I was nearing the end of my college life, I had no idea of what I wanted to do.
‘Should I do an MBA or start gaining work experience?’
‘What role do I want to opt for in my first job?’
‘Do I even have the brains to land a job in a good organisation?’
‘What kind of organisation would I like to work for?’
This was just the tip of the huge iceberg of questions I asked myself every time I faced the unfortunate query: “What are your plans for the future?”
Although the idea of postponing any important decision to the next day, week or month sounded very promising…
…I knew that I would soon have to claw my way through the iceberg I had created.
So, that’s exactly what I did! Starting with answering the four most important questions.
Should I do an MBA or start gaining work experience?
Although the former option is every Indian parent’s dream come true, after a year and a half of online college, I knew I wanted to do something other than struggle to get admitted to a college and then struggle to get out of it (with flying colours, of course) — so, work experience it was!
And although I heard a fair share of disdainful remarks from my lovely family members, I definitely don’t regret my decision…yet.
So, the first step is to be confident about what you want your first year out of college to look like.
What role do I want to opt for in my first job?
When starting off your journey in the corporate world, the opportunities are endless. What worked for me was figuring out these two simple points:
- The department I want to work in - Marketing
- The skills I want to develop through work experience - Content Writing
This helped me shortlist the roles I applied for and also find the role I am currently working in!
Do I even have the brains to land a job in a good organisation?
Here’s the unfiltered answer to this question – you’ll only know if you try. Worst case scenario, you get rejected. But as every second motivational speaker has once said, even Colonel Sanders took 1009 tries to build KFC. So, what’s stopping you?
What kind of organisation would I like to work for?
<Insert elevator pitch to join Nova>
The truth is I didn’t even know what kind of organisation or culture I was looking for before I joined Nova. Not to sound like a sponsored ad, but for me, Nova has set some really high standards for the kind of workplace I would want to be a part of.
This includes an organisation that allows me to actively define my career path, build new skills and work towards continuous growth. But that’s not even the best part. I absolutely love being a Supernova because of the importance they give to ensure employee well-being.
I could go on and on about the many benefits of working at Nova, but there’s no point in increasing the character limit of this blog since you can read all about it here.
But, to sum it all up, for me, a good place to work is defined by a team that feels like home and work that never feels like a task – which is exactly what Nova is.
I hope reading this blog helps you find a similar team you can call home.
And if this blog convinced you to join us, make sure to use my name as a referral so that I get the incentive.