This article was written by Deborah Shane, author of #trusthewhy Fundamentals and Values Get You Through Any Cycle, on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. Bravo, congratulations, great job, and kudos on graduating from college! Your education is a gift, asset, and tool. Education gives anyone an edge in the job and career world, but how YOU use it and what YOU do to get hired, get ahead, and succeed is the difference. YOU make the difference. The most important thing you can do post-graduation is to put your Marketing Yourself Plan into motion. This is a clear picture of your assets and values. Being able to market and articulate those things will help you to stand out, get noticed, and be remembered. The competition is so fierce and making smart connections can help you cut through the clutter. Social media marketing and showing up at events where you have the opportunity to meet people in-person even for five minutes can be a game changer. A lot can happen in five minutes if you are prepared.