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Take on Challenges - Fail Gracefully

Employers see new graduates as people without a lot of work experience, in order to give employers the confidence that you are a good asset you need to show proof. My recommendation is to take on challenges.

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How can you tell what your limit is if you never fail?  Yes a 4.0 is impressive and it is even more impressive if the major is considered to be difficult, but failure shows if you can overcome obstacles, mitigate risks, and learn from mistakes.   By taking the initiative and taking on a challenge that is greater than your ability, it shows insight into your potential for success in the future.  You are willing to make hard decisions and take risks.  You are inclined to continuous growth.  And you work with passion.  As a child grows and learns quickly through guidance along with trial and error, you show potential with graceful failures .

"Men wanted for Hazardous Journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success." 
This was an advertisement by Ernest Shackleton in 1913 for an Antarctic exploration.  I just like this as an example of following your passion.  My advice.

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