College Graduates, Stop Making Five-Year Life Plans

Being “undecided” is your best chance at career success.

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“Are you undecided?”

“Um… I don’t know, actually.”

“That’s probably a yes.”

“What are you going to do with your life?”

Here’s what happened: Life changed. They adjusted.

1) Pick One of Your Hobbies and Do it For 31 Days

“I have a passion for ______”

2) Focus on Your Abilities, Not Your Job

“I want a career in marketing.”

“Well, marketers are cool.”

“Um, because they get to make stuff and put it in front of people. I want to do that.”

“Because I love recognition”

“In order to find something that fulfills me, I need to work in a job where lots of people see what I’m doing.”

3) Don’t Get a Job

4) Absorb What Other People Know

5) Network with experts as often as possible

Find someone who does what you want to do

Offer up your abilities to them for free

Ask *specific* questions about their industry

“So, can you teach me SEO?”

“What SEO trends are on the rise this year?”

6) Randomly pick a skill and become the best at it

Humans honor skill.

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