20. October 2011 13:02
The job market is tough for everyone right now, and recent graduates’ road to employment is even tougher, as they have little to no work experience. If you are a recent college graduate, here are some tips to improve your job search:
1. Take job advice, but be sure it’s current. While your parents can be a great resource during your job search, make sure you balance it with advice from other sources. Job search strategies have changed dramatically over the past decade, so be sure you are following advice that is up-to-date.
2. Spend more time on fewer applications. A few quality applications will go a lot farther than a mass resume blast. Companies want to know that you care about the position to which you are applying.
3. Use every opportunity to network. Networking is one of the most effective ways to land a job. You should always be prepared to have a career conversation, and don’t shy away from taking advantage of your connections.
4. Don’t forget about your college career center! Career centers are as much for alumni as for current students. People are always looking to hire from their alma mater!