Job Search Tips for Recent Graduates

Competitive Resumes

The search for jobs can be quite the daunting task for new graduates. Today’s job market is perhaps the toughest that a college graduate has ever encountered. You can make your job search easier by beefing up your resourcefulness. If you’re determined to get a job that you will like, then nothing will stop you from getting what you want. Try these job search tips in order to make the most of your employment opportunities.

Who Is Hiring Recent Graduates?

Career Realism

Although recent graduates haven’t been leaving their colleges and universities with optimistic predictions about finding the jobs of their dreams, the current situation on the job market looks promising. Related: 6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates.

6 Ways Recent Graduates Can Stand Out As Professionals

Career Realism

So, you are a recent college graduate. You keep hearing about the lack of available jobs and that recent graduates are taking jobs that do not require a degree. Yes, this does not make you feel good about starting a job search.

4 Sites Recent Graduates Can Use To Find A Job - Jobacle.com BLOG.

Jobacle

How do you find that dream job? Unfortunately, unless you attend a career school you won’t have much help finding a job. Luckily, we have the Internet and advanced technology to help us accomplish the most important step of finding a job.

4 Steps to Prepare for your Job Search while you’re Still in College

Career Alley

As many recent graduates will tell you, it's tough out there right now for your age group in the job market. Full-time jobs with benefits are very hard to come by, and most recent graduates will go several months to several years after graduating without ever finding a good job that fits them. Here are some tips: College Grads College Job Search

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How to beat the stats and land a job – 10 top tips from a recent graduate

Mildred Talabi

Following on from last week’s post on why graduates should ditch graduate schemes in favour of more attainable options, this week I’ve invited Amy Burton, a recent graduate, to share the secrets and strategies that helped her to land her first job – just one month after graduating.

Resumes for Recent College Graduates

Professional Resume Services

This is a question asked thousands of times every year across the country: “How do I put together a great resume when I’ve only just graduated from college?” Hopefully, you obtained some work, volunteer or internship experience while in college.

Annoucing Ms. Career Girl's Job Search Boot Camp!

Ms. Career Girl

Career Girl’s Job Search Boot Camp! I’m writing a pretty cool job search guide for college seniors and recent graduates. Many of you make the same mistakes when it comes to executing your job search.

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Preparing for your Job Search while you’re Still in College

Career Alley

As many recent graduates will tell you, it’s tough out there right now for your age group in the job market. Many students complain that their respective schools did not help them find employment upon graduation. Good luck in your search.

Recruit Your Friends to Help With Your Job Search

Career Alley

If you on the verge of graduation or have just recently graduated, then a job search is on the horizon. However, entry level jobs and college graduate jobs aren’t easy to come by, especially in today’s unstable economy.

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How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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These Are 5 Of The Top Entry-Level Jobs Available in 2019

Career Realism

Sometimes, entry-level jobs get a bad reputation. These common stereotypes of entry-level jobs can hinder people from going after amazing opportunities, especially since there are incredible entry-level gigs out there that offer great salaries, benefits, and opportunities for growth.

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6 Job Search Tips For New Graduates

Career Realism

Quite often graduates end up in a job that is well below their qualifications, become unhappy, and question their competence. Job Search Tips For New Graduates. Here are a few job search tips for new graduates that could give your efforts a boost: 1.

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The Best Time To Look For A Job After College

Career Realism

The Best Time To Look For A Job After College. Congratulations on graduating from college! Now it’s time for the hard part: finding a job. But when’s the best time to look for a job after college? When should you start looking for a job?

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

The day was March 15, 2005, my college graduation day. For many, graduation signals a new life. For most (if not all) it’s the official birth of a professional — but only after they do land that first job. Focus your search on one or two specific areas.

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College

Career Realism

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College. Full disclosure: I graduated college a LONG time ago. Related: 5 Tips For Recent Grads Entering The Workforce. My second year out, I took a comparable job teaching in a neighboring district and got a $4000 raise.

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11 New Websites for Your Job Search

Resume Bear

If you’re entering the job market for the first time or haven’t searched for a new job in the last three years, you’re in for a shock over how the process works—and how it has changed in a relatively short period of time. Job search 1.0 = help wanted ads in newspapers.

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4 Essential Job Search 2.0 Tips for New Grads

Resume Bear

Entering the job market after college can be an incredibly stressful process, but it’s also equally exciting. Here are some job search tips that are applicable to job seekers at any stage but especially designed for the recent graduate.

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A Teacher’s Perspective: Career Advice I Wish I Would Have Followed

Ms. Career Girl

Although I enjoy my job as a teacher, sometimes I wonder what else I could have done with my life. Before, during and even after college, I was given a lot of career advice from my family and mentors. Instead, I took the “safe route” in college and earned my teaching degree.

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College

Career Realism

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Graduated College. Full disclosure: I graduated college a LONG time ago. Related: 5 Tips For Recent Grads Entering The Workforce. My second year out, I took a comparable job teaching in a neighboring district and got a $4000 raise.

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Your College Degree Doesn’t Matter To Employers – Here’s Why.

Career Realism

Your College Degree Doesn’t Matter To Employers – Here’s Why. We’ve got some bad news for you, college grads. In fact, your college degree doesn’t matter to employers (in a lot of cases). Here’s why… While they are required in certain fields, college degrees have become sort of a prerequisite for jobs. That means, more people are attending college. Just graduated and need a job?

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3 Ways To Avoid A Minimum Wage Job After College

Career Realism

Recently, an alarming article came out on Bloomberg , which addressed the increasing amount of ‘underemployed’ college graduates. They quoted a study that showed 44% of Americans ages 22 to 27 with a bachelor’s degree now work a job that doesn’t require their level of education.

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Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

Career Alley

So, not much to say in today’s post other than I hope you enjoy the following job search resources. Job-Applications.com – This site is an online job application resource site. On the left hand side of the site is a listing of job categories.

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45 Inspiring Career Blogs for College Students

Resume Bear

College , ostensibly, prepares participants for their chosen career paths, but tracking down the right entry-level positions comes burdened with its own set of protocols, strategies, and insights, all of which might seem impregnable to the recent graduate.

Using HootSuite for the Job Search

Corn on the Job

Emmelie De La Cruz, Founder of The Branding Muse , is the go-to expert for college students and young professionals who want to take control of their personal brand and thrive in the competitive job market. They also found that about 80% of available jobs are never advertised.

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What I Wish I Knew…. about the real world in college

Workology

Taking a look back when I first started college, I wish I had known what I knew today about the job search. Unfortunately, the recession happened, and the veterans in the job world were taking all the entry-level jobs. Here I was, happy about graduating, but depressed about finding a job. I have talked with several students that have recently graduated or who are about to graduate and they are all in the same boat.

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5 Career Tips for College Seniors

Workology

Are you a college senior getting ready to take on the professional world in 2015? Defining your personal brand at the beginning of the year will give you a jump-start on creating the professional materials and experiences you need once you start searching for career opportunities.

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#1 Thing ALL Recent Grads Need To Know Going Into The Workforce

Career Realism

#1 Thing ALL Recent Grads Need To Know Going Into The Workforce. The time has come,” the walrus said, “to get a job.” Transitioning from college to career can be difficult for some. But if they’re prepared, new graduates can make that transition a little easier for themselves.

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5 Ways To Conquer The Anxiety Of Your First Job Search

Career Realism

5 Ways To Conquer The Anxiety Of Your First Job Search. College graduation leads to a bevy of complex emotions. Related: 6 Tips For Your First Full-Time Job Search. Delving into your first job search can be a daunting task.

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Decision Time For College Graduates

RedStarResume

Before you know it, it’s time to decide what the next step is after college. While I knew I wanted to pursue graduate school in the future, I knew senior year that I didn’t want to go straight into it. Senior year rolls around quickly.

Tips for Hiring Recent College Grads #shrm14

Workology

Graduation season is upon us, which means a lot of recent college grads entering the job market. For young college grads it is a time to enter the professional world and start building a career, and for older graduates, it may mean entering a new career field.

Making the Transition From College Graduate To Job Seeker

RedStarResume

There is a certain amount of relief when a student finally graduates from college; the years of hard work through all levels of school have finally paid off and they now stand, degree in hand, with their future laid out before them.

How To Avoid Becoming An 'Underemployed' Graduate

Career Realism

A recent report from Yahoo Finance indicates that the underemployment rate for recent college graduates is higher today than it was a decade ago, meaning more grads are taking minimum wage jobs or jobs that they're overqualified for in order to make ends meet.

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11 Ways to Build Your Network After College

Ms. Career Girl

You’re fresh out of college and looking for a job. You’ve tried the job boards, your school career counselor, etc. Networking is the key to career success and a great way to lead to your next job. 11 Connections You Should Make to Build Your Post-College Network.

Definition of Job Search Insanity

Career Rocketeer

Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps As I watched this movie on HBO today it got me thinking how this applies as much to college grads looking to get started in the job market as it does to the Bulls and the Bears looking to make a killing in the stock market.

Top 10 Winter Jobs for College Students

RedStarResume

With winter slowly drawing upon us and the weather starting to get colder, it is time for the resume writing team at RedStarResume to provide our college student readers with the best winter jobs. Each new season brings about different seasonal jobs and although you may only be looking for a part-time role to get through the winter, there are plenty of fantastic opportunities to utilize this time to further your career. Are you a current student or recent graduate?

4 Great Ways to Sabotage Your Job Search

Career Alley

Author Byline: An exceptional resume authority, Jessica Hernandez and her team of credentialed writers partner with professional- and executive-level candidates to open doors to jobs at prestigious corporations, achieving over a 99% interview-winning success rate. There are probably no job seekers who set out to sabotage their efforts while in the process of looking for jobs. So before you apply for one more job, make sure you don’t do the following: 1.

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Finding Your Career’s Footing As An Art School Graduate

Career Realism

For some college students, an educational major is more of a choice stemming from one’s personal passion and interest rather than what might be most practical for a traditional post-education career. Related: 6 Ways Recent Graduates Can Stand Out As Professionals. In fact, photographic art, fine arts, and graphic design all appear in Forbes’ “The 10 Worst College Majors” list due to higher unemployment levels than more traditional business-oriented degrees.

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ATTENTION RECENT GRADS: What’s Your Biggest Fear? [POLL]

Career Realism

What’s your biggest fear as a recent grad? Moving from college to career can be one of these transitions. We want to know what your biggest fear is as a recent grad. Not finding a job? In May, we’re running a major campaign surrounding recent grads and their job search. Take our poll (below) and tell us what your biggest fear(s) is as a recent grad. The post ATTENTION RECENT GRADS: What’s Your Biggest Fear?

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7 Common Job Hunting Mistakes Students Make

Career Realism

It’s because job hunting is complicated, especially for those who are entering a new field as newly graduated professionals. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Not tailoring cover letters and resumes to the job listing. Graduating?

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The Best Companies for College Grads and Entry Level Jobs

Career Alley

So what exactly is an entry level job? According to Wikipedia (and this is an excerpt) – “ An entry-level job is a job that is normally designed or designated for recent graduates of a given discipline, and doesn’t ask for prior experience in the field or profession. “ Now I’m not sure that is a perfect definition, because not all entry level jobs are for college grads. Good luck in your search.

How to Prepare Your Social Media for a Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

If you are ready to begin the search for a great job, chances are you have a lot on your mind! More and more potential employers are turning to social networks to check up on prospective employees, and what you’ve got online could determine whether or not you land the job!

10 Advantages Of A Graduate Job At An SME

Career Realism

10 Advantages Of A Graduate Job At An SME. Are you already feeling like you’ve missed out on the top graduate jobs and big graduate schemes? Related: How To Get A Graduate Job After College. CAREEREALISM.

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