What does the job market look like for new graduates entering the working world? One of the questions Dr. Bray gets asked repeatedly is “what is the best way to find a job?” Two thirds of college graduates struggle to launch their careers and there are numerous reasons why. In today’s episode Dr. Bray shares the cognitive and behavioral neuroscience research on joining the workforce, increasing your income and how to better negotiate.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Q: “Do I just take whatever raise, if any, that my employer decides to give me after my performance review?” “What if they get upset with me for asking and say no?” -from keynote attendee in Austin
A: You are going to ask for a raise! Always prepare. It’s the secret to being a great negotiator. Practice!
What happens if they say no?
STUFF WE LEARN IN THIS EPISODE
The series of decisions that a person makes at the beginning of their college years affects their ability to secure a job after graduation. You have to look at whether you can get a job with the degree you chose. Will that degree lead to more opportunities? Corporations want some type of specialization. They don’t want you to have any degree, those days are gone. Employers look for soft skills as well, so be sure to cultivate those skills.
Here are some suggestions to make your transition from college into the workforce a smooth one…
QUOTES BY CHRIS
“Go to any school that you can to get a Bachelor’s degree with the least amount of debt as possible!!”
Have the courage to do things you haven’t done before!