Thursday, June 4, 2009

Looking for a job after graduation?

Searching for a job can be very stressful for many students nearing graduation. Unfortunately, all the education in the world doesn’t teach you how to go out and find the jobs you need and want after high school/ college. When you know where to look for a job, the search simply becomes a process instead of something that will stress you out.

Tips for finding a job after graduation

1.Know yourself
What do you enjoy doing? What are you good at? What valuable skills do you possess that you could offer an employer? Can you give examples of these traits?

2.Think outside the box
For example: If you enjoy crunching numbers look at all industries that need Accounting/Finance/Economic people from accounting firms to hospitals to software companies.

3.Get organized
Whether it is a file of folders or an excel spreadsheet, do whatever works for you to track your job search activity. Try to keep track of when you applied, how you found the position, and the end result.

4.Take advantage of on-campus interviews
We had many opportunities this fall for on-campus interviews and did not fill all schedules. What happens? The employer cancels and reconsiders whether to return to Clemson for future recruiting needs.

6.Network!
Let others know you will be graduating and looking for career opportunities. This includes: organizations, family, friends, etc.

7.Set your job search goals
What goals you set will depend on your own search and timeline. Good ones to think about are: How much time are you going to put into the search? How bad do you want a job after graduation? How many organizations and contacts do you want to target each week?

1 comment:

Ray said...

heres 3 jobsites chosen by about.com as getting the best results for job seekers -

www.linkedin.com (professional networking)
www.indeed.com (aggregated listings)
www.realmatch.com (matches you to jobs)

good luck to all.