After college, the next goal in life is usually to find a job in the career we just spent at least four years preparing for. Some are blessed to be hired right out of college. Some take the luxury of a short holiday and then find success.
Others are forced to find other avenues to their dream job. However, it is becoming harder and harder for college graduates to find employment of any kind in their field of expertises. So, what is a graduate to do? Below are a few places that may help you on your journey.
In 2017, we now have the ability to cut out the door to door search for a job by searching online. You can simply type in the job you are looking for and you are provided with, sometimes, countless job opportunities in that field.
You also gain the advantage of being able to scan through several of those jobs, their requirements, responsibilities, and pay scale and choose the one that best fits you. Be that as it may, you should understand that there is a difference between a job board and a job search engine.
Search engines pull all the jobs from different boards and present a list to you. A job board contains is a listing of jobs set out by the employer who is hiring. It is suggested the closer you can get to communicating with the actual employer, the better.
A Friend Of A Friend
Another opportunity, usually afforded by networking while in college, is the chance to make an employment connection through someone already in your family or circle of friends. These associations can prove to be very lucrative in finding the higher paying positions and gaining first crack at them. Be careful, though.
When you obtain a job through this avenue there is a heightened sense of responsibility that comes with it. When your family or friends go out on a limb to help you find a place in the working world, make sure to show your gratitude by doing the absolute best job you can in the chosen position.
The Direct Approach
Lastly, there is the direct approach. You know your skill set and what you want. You may even have a specific company in mind. Make sure to have your resume ready and up to date. Then go after that dream job.
If there is anything that most employers look for, it is a candidate that has the gumption to go after what they want. They also love to see a candidate that has a passion for the job they are applying for and for the vision of the company. With this approach, you can either apply online at their company site or visit the business, personally.
Finding that dream job doesn’t have to be a struggle. With these tips and a little patience, you’ll be working in no time.
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