How to Find a Job After College
Embarking on your very first job search after college is definitely nerve-wracking. Here are some effortless steps to launch your first job search and kick-start your career!
1. Tailor Your Resume for Each Job
Many employers today use applicant tracking systems to scan resumes for keywords. If your resume does not contain the right keywords, your application could get tossed out automatically.
To prevent that from happening, tweak your resume to mirror the language that appears in the job posting.
2. Check New Jobs Postings Frequently
The best time to apply for a job is within the first 48 hours after it is posted, so you will want to check for new job postings often.
You will also want to monitor prospective employers’ social media feeds to see if they plan to add any positions.
3. Leverage Your Alumni Network
To learn more about your industry or about a particular company, tap your college’s alumni network.
Approach alumni by asking if they are available for a quick chat on the phone so you can learn more about what they do and if they can offer any advice. The person may be willing to help you get a foot in the door.
4. Keep Up with Industry News
You will need to stay on top of what is going on in your field. There are three basic things you should be doing to keep up with industry news:
5. Prepare for Job Interviews
Prepare answers to common interview questions and spend time developing your answers. https://resumeservices.biz/blog/common-interview-questions-with-sample-answers#/
Research the company so you can answer questions that concern them directly, such as, “What’s your favorite product that your company makes?” or “Who do you think is your biggest competitor?”
Read the company’s website, follow them on social media, and set up relevant Google alerts.
Maintain a professional appearance… Appropriate interview attire, a mature voicemail greeting, and social media profiles that do not throw up red flags!
You need to set up a strategy that works… If you need help with that, feel free to reach out to me at (253) 670-8328 or check out my website at www.ResumeServices.biz.
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