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College graduates need to work hard to get into the workplace

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There are some college graduates who enter the workforce and want it all. They want the great job with the huge salary and not have to work very hard to get it. They have paid their dues and they deserve it, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, this new workforce has been spoon-fed bad information filling their heads with unrealistic dreams and goals.

Those in the know, have long since come to the realization that hard work is the only way to get what you want. But it is difficult when no one will give these newly minted graduates a chance. Competition with seasoned, out-of-work professionals for every job makes it difficult to remain positive, let alone hopeful. Now that reality has finally sunk in, let’s set out a plan to fulfill those dreams and goals.

Brad Henry, the former Governor of Oklahoma said,

“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.”

This has never been truer.

To start, have faith in one’s own abilities. But believing in oneself, as Mr. Henry said, is just the beginning. He is right when he says that the rest will fall into place, but not by sitting back and waiting for it to happen. Decide now to work hard to find that fulltime position as this should be one’s only job until it actually happens. Once employed, there really isn’t anything that can’t be accomplished. Having a job will help one to focus on fulfilling those dreams. To make them happen, step back and find out what the goals are for the team and help them to achieve them. Doing so will help one's own dreams closer to reality.

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out.”

This is a famous quote said by Ronald Reagan. He’s right. Sitting back on our laurels and waiting for it to be handed to us is a bad way to live life. Working hard on the other hand makes the rewards that come from working hard that much more fulfilling, not only for oneself but for co-workers as well because they have the same dreams. Soon, having the “great job with the huge salary” will not seem as important as doing a job well done. Why? Because any job will inevitably become that “great job” and the salary will be commensurate with one’s own abilities.

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