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What your degree didn't teach you - getting a job
It’s graduation season! Millions of new and soon-to-be grads are in the midst of celebrating
their achievements as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Though many are still enjoying the commemoration with family and friends,
the challenge of finding a job can be a very stressful time for these new graduates.
But don’t panic yet, Class of 2015! wrote about a new report
by the National Association of Colleges and Employers claims that U.S. companies
plan to hire 9.6 percent more college graduates from this year’s class than they did in 2014.
In addition, a study estimated that full-time opportunities in 2015
would grow by 20 percent. With an optimistic outlook for entry-level candidates,
make sure you are set for success with these tips:
Hopefully by this point, you’ve done some research.
If not, now is the time to get serious. It may be tempting to take the summer off and relax,
and yes, you do deserve some time off, but don’t fall behind in the search.
Finding a job can take up more time than expected, so don’t lose your focus!
Companies are looking for fresh grads now.
Make sure to include all relevant experience and skills,
and tailor each resume to reflect the qualifications needed for each job you apply to.
In addition, you are a professional now – not just a student.
Make sure your experience highlights internships and jobs – not just your schoolwork. Also, only include a professional email address – firstname.lastname@example.org is usually your safest bet.
You have a network, even if you don’t know it yet. Your family and friends
should be your first line of support, so don’t be shy to ask. They will more than likely be happy
to help you out. Schools generally have an alumni network, so contact your career center
and see what tools they can direct you towards.
There are tons of resources out there, you just have to put the time and effort into finding
the right information and letting it absorb.
Check out our and page to kick start your research.
This is a GREAT time to go through all of your social media accounts
and delete anything that may prevent you from landing your job.
College was a long four years, so make sure to backtrack into those freshmen days
and remove anything that you wouldn’t want to have to explain to your grandma.
In addition, keep the job hunting thoughts and remarks out of your Tweets, too.
Each field is different, so talking to someone
who went through the process may have some helpful tricks you may not know about.
In addition, these people can give you insight into other particulars – what industry news
or literature you should be keeping up with, what companies to look into (or stay away from),
and what else you could be doing to make yourself a better candidate.
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The more that you learn; the more places you'll go.”