Are you a recent graduate who needs a job? Every year, millions of job seekers are new graduates seeking a job offer in their field of study and frustrated the process isn’t easier. Read below for tips on conducting an exciting and successful job search!
- Have an updated and accurate resume! — This one is a no-brainer, but so many people don’t have a professional resume and putting in the effort to obtain a professionally written resume vs. writing it yourself could be the move that makes you stand out among your competitors.
- Be excited about your job search — Obviously, it can be a little stressful to job search, but you’ve spent four (or more) years learning about something you (hopefully) love. Shouldn’t the job search be just as exciting as the graduation? Be positive. Be excited. Be energetic. These qualities will help you to make a great impression.
- Network! — Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Talk with your professors, your friends, and people you may have had an internship with. Ask about potential job openings and for referrals if applicable.
- Create a strategy — You don’t want to go in blind, so you need a strategy. How many applications will you send a month? Or a day? What types of jobs will you apply for? Are you open to relocating? What salary range is appropriate for your field? Answer all of these questions to create a solid job search strategy! You can find many job tools (free!) to help you understand the industry salary ranges.
- Take an internship — Completing an internship is a great way to gain valuable experience, network with professionals in your field, and potentially gain a job after completion. Look at internships as a way to get the experience the resume needs that can create new opportunities for you.
There are many ways to conduct a job search, but the above tips will help you to create a solid plan of action and help you to expand your network so opportunities roll in! If you are interested in our resume writing services, please go to our Services page for package details. Want to see a resume before and after? Click here!