Are you a recent college graduate? Congratulations! Once the thrill of graduation has passed, it’s time to start the search for your first post-college job. But where to start? Knowing where you should begin with job searching can be overwhelming.
In this blog, we’ll break down a few top tips & tricks to help you start a successful job search post-graduation.
Tip #1: Recent Graduates Should Create a Professional Online Presence
Before you search for a job, the first step is to ensure that your professional portfolios, profiles, resumes, and cover letters are updated and accurate. This includes maintaining a website or another dedicated site where your professional materials can be accessed via a link when needed.
Update your resume to reflect your education, experience, and skills (hard and soft). You likely don’t have a deep resume filled with work experience. So be sure to include internships, volunteer work and any other acquired skills or training you’ve completed. Prepare multiple versions of your resume depending on the type of job you’re looking for, this will help you to submit the most relevant resume for the role.
Tip #2: Recent Graduates Should Grow and Expand Their Network
As a recent graduate you may think your network is small right now, but the connections you’ve made with other recent graduates, students, and professors are very valuable. Try to cultivate and expand your current network. Stay in touch with former professors and classmates. Stay connected to your school alumni, as well as alumni groups related to your major and any honor programs or clubs you participated in. A former pickleball partner could be the key to your dream job.
Tip #3: Recent Graduates Should Consider Using a Recruitment Firm
Searching for a new job is time-consuming and can be overwhelming. While you may want to do it independently, consider skipping the traditional job search and working with a recruitment firm. Recruitment firms are uniquely positioned to get you in front of employers looking for candidates like you.
As a recent graduate, finding your first job after college can be an intimidating experience. However, if you take time to build your employee brand through a professional online presence, foster a solid network of diverse contacts, and work with a recruitment service like ABBTECH, you’ll be settling into your brand new job in no time.
For help finding your post-grad dream job, let ABBTECH lend you a hand!