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Early Career Exposure and Exploration

Early Career Exposure and Exploration with Jillian Lucas | Flourish Careers


This podcast episode is for all the recent grads or early career job seekers. I love this topic because launching your career post graduation is such a pivotal moment in your life. 

Today I’m joined by Jillian Lucas. Jillian is a career coach and the founder of JML career coaching, and she firmly believes that everyone deserves a career they love. 

Life is too short to hate your career!

So join us in this podcast episode as we talk about what to include in your resume (when you have no paid job experience), the importance of career exploration, a few alarming statistics, and more! 

[2:45] Jillian’s path to career coaching
[10:27] How to showcase your experience when you have no experience
[13:45] The importance of exploring different fields before making your decision + how to do this effectively
[20:33] A little talk on non-college career paths + internship
[24:11] What to do if you’re uncertain about the direction you want to go
[28:59] The importance of mentorship (hint: it more than doubles your odds of career success)
[34:08] Mistakes to avoid making in the early career seeking process
[39:10] How your enthusiasm and initiative can help you stand out
[43:02] What advice would Jillian give her younger self

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Jillian
Jillian on LinkedIn
My Plan: What can I do with a major in… 
HBR IdeaCast episode

Jump-start your post-graduation job search with this bundle!

✔ Rock your resume and grab that hiring manager’s attention.
✔  Write a cover letter that gets read. 
✔  Receive comprehensive + personalized resume feedback from Jenn.
✔ And more! 

Jump Start Your Job Search (for grad students and early career seekers) | Flourish Careers


Want more career wisdom? Check out these podcast episodes/blog posts!

Make the Most of Your First 90 Days
How to Cultivate Professional Relationships
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #CareerTalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

June 6, 2022

Early Career Exposure and Exploration

Early Career Exposure and Exploration

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