WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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education and the determination to land a job as an elementary school teacher. It took a year of substitute teaching back at Hardy, the elementary school in Wellesley Katherine attended herself, to gain the expe- rience required for a full-time teaching position. Fortunately, Katherine broke the Catch 22. She is now a fifth grade teacher in Franklin, Massachusetts, a position she found on a website called schoolspring.com. Katherine's advice to future graduates: Apply for as many jobs as pos- sible, even if you aren't 100 percent interested. The experience you gain by interviewing will help you land the job you really want. Also, take the time to be really organized with your résumé, cover letters, and recom- mendations. It makes it easier to apply for jobs quickly. The best first job out of college > a growth mindset Keep in mind, men and women who accomplish great things in life and realize their career ambitions have what Stanford psychologist Carol Sweck calls a "growth mindset." The essential belief that you can and will improve and grow is a critical trait to nurture, no matter your desired profession. In fact, it's the very first job all college graduates should pursue. 100 Landing that Elusive First Job W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 M E D I A B A K E R Y

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