It’s graduation season, which means one thing: lots of unsolicited advice for grads. So, what can we make of this flood of insight? Well, some of it’s good. Some of it’s bad. Some of it’s downright ugly. And then there’s the stuff that’s quite spot-on, but seldom heard. Business Insider spoke with a number of career experts to get their insight. Here are the great pieces of advice that recent college grads rarely hear:
‘It’s okay to feel totally lost’
It’s okay to feel like college got you nowhere, says Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation and author of “Job U: How to Find Wealth and Success by Developing the Skills Companies Actually Need.” If graduation’s got you feeling unprepared and adrift, channel that uncertainty into something productive. “Go out, experience life, see the world,” Wyman says. “Have a year off. That’s what my father, a professor, told me to do. Wyman says taking a version of a ‘gap year’ is a great way to explore opportunities outside a traditional classroom, gain self-knowledge, and, critically, get some practical, real-world experience.