May 15, 2014

5 Tips To Finding A Job After College Graduation!

Well you have finally finished college and are ready to take on the world…so what do I do exactly? Looking for a job after college can be quite intimidating since you have been in the safety of school for so many years. Even if you worked during your college years it is still very different when you begin to apply for your first “real” job after college. We have 5 tips to help succeed when looking for a job:

Begin Your Job Search Before Graduation

Starting your job search before graduation can be extremely helpful, especially since it will take plenty of time to find the right job in the first place. Companies will like the fact that you are starting your job search while you are still in school which will show them that you are eager and committed. 

College Job Search credit (us.123rf.com)

 Intern

Internships offer valuable experience that grads are looking for and be a good introduction to the working world. Internships cater to current students and recent graduates who are developing their skills after college. What’s more, an internship could even help you get a full time job within the company.

 Internship credit (ucvts.tec.nj.us.com)

 Visit Career Fairs

Unlike sending out your resume to a bunch of different companies, job fairs allow you to meet recruiters face-to-face. Meeting companies at job fairs allows your personality to shine as well as giving you a chance to ask questions and discover job positions that match you best.

 Career Fairs credit (annual.ametsoc.org)

 Networking

Maximize every potential resource you have got if that’s using social media, fellow students, or professors. Talk to any and everyone you can that may be able to help you.

 Networking credit (csuchico.edu)

 Resume and Cover Letter

A quality resume and cover letter is the key to getting your foot in the door. Keep your resume to just one page and cover letter to half a page. If you don’t know how to format your resume and cover letter just Google templates and you will see tons.

 Resume and Cover Letter credit (beyondcareersuccess.com)

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