My Final Year Manifesto

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Getting ready, world here I come.. almost.

I’m on a quest to be my best

Well I finally got here after what seems like a lifetime.  And yes, it’s not quite the chapter end that I had imagined.
DEEP BREATH!
It seemed like the assignments and exams would never end. I Worked hard to keep it together, stay committed and finish what I started. Final year! albeit I didn’t quite expect this sort of finish.
My new mantra..When the world gives me lemons, I choose to make lemonade!
It’s exciting to finally be set free, I am only limited by my dreams and ambitions. So, it’s time to spread my wings and become everything I imagined, get the most out of these unique circumstances and prepare for the next big step. BUT I can’t succeed without working on my HUMAN SKILLS like self awareness, working on my resilienceknowing who I am and what my strengths (superpowers) and weaknesses (kryptonite) are.  While this is not something I am learning about in my course, this self development is critical to my success. Given the economic impact of Covid-19, it’s now more important than ever to stand out from the crowd with exceptional human-skills.

It’s time to focus on me and my career

It seemed so far away, like a world made just for adults, the boring stuff my parents did!

But now thats going to be me. It seems less boring, and just more scary, but exciting and full of possibility at the same time. I am going to be a fully-fledged adult. Am I ready? What do I have to offer? What about the economy and all those people looking for jobs while I am?

OK, so I can’t control pandemics and I cant control the economy, but I CAN control how ready and prepared I am for every work opportunity that comes my way. Only I can achieve my goals. Present myself well. Be ready. I have to work for what I want, because just wanting it is not going to make it happen.

I almost have my qualifications. Now time to focus on the skills that will land me the job and help me succeed…Human Skills.

I’m making a promise to myself

I didn’t realise I needed more than my tertiary qualifications for future success. I thought I would learn all the rest once I started. But now I know all of that, better get started.

Do I really know what I am good at? How do I talk about myself in a really impactful way when applying for jobs? What is an elevator pitch and why is that important? What do I need to really make it happen.

I need to keep positive, work on my confidence and stick with it.  Maxme will provide a guided experience, a shortcut through all the noise, to help me get going and there are going to be lots of people who I can learn from along the way and call upon when I feel confused and need help.
And in the changing, virtual, collaborative world out there, I am going to learn how to get the best out of my opportunities and work with others to get the job done….I want to learn how to it feels to be part of a Champion Team and be connected even when it feels kind of disconnected.  It’s not going to be easy to learn in these new ways and get work done, but I know I need to practice these new ways of learning and achieving, this new normal at least for now!
I am going to have to be kind to myself along the way and stop to celebrate the wins and learn from the mistakes.
Lastly and most importantly, I believe I can do this! Ok I got this…MaxMe, I’m ready for your help!