#4 Finishing a Graduate Scheme? Here’s How to Decide your Next Steps

If you’re coming the end of your graduate scheme or almost finished, you may be thinking “what next!?”, and if you’re feeling uncertain you’re not alone! The thing is, after years of being in a structured path, it can be confusing to know what to do next. Should you leave or stay? What jobs should you apply for? Are you even good enough? (spoiler alert– of course you are!!)

In today’s episode I give you five easy actionable steps that will help you get clear if you’re coming to the end of a graduate scheme.

I talk about…

> The one surprising thing you need to let go of to move forward

> What you need to do before you even think about writing your CV

> Why looking after yourself is KEY during this stage

Remove the confusion and get clear…

[01:27] You’re now in a transitionary phase  – You’ve been in a structured process for a few years, maybe doing rotations around the company and soon you’re going to be left to figure out your own path. This can be challenging and that’s okay! There’s no “right way” to think or feel.  

[03:36] Looking after yourself is key – Things are going to be bumpy, which is extremely normal. You can’t expect things to be perfect, which means during this time looking after yourself is key.  

[04:41] The surprising thing you need to let go of – If you’ve been with a company for a long time there’s something that can hold you back. Let go of this now if you want to move forward!

[05:58] Do this before writing your CV – It’s easy to get bogged down in the nitty gritty of your CV and job hunting, but before you even do this there’s one step you NEED to do beforehand. Otherwise you could end up living your life based on other people’s expectations of you, rather than what YOU want. 

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Links mentioned in this podcast:

> Free Career Clarity Starter Guide – Grab your guide here

> Podcast music – Arran Oakes at FLA Production

> Podcast Episode 3 – How to Decide Your Career Direction

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