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.

How College Grads Can Get A Jump On The Job Search

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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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.

Four Invaluable Tips to Job Search Less And Interview More

Workology

Just how tiring is to have to start all over again and dive into the atrocious process that is job searching and interviews? It’s never just about job hunting. With them, get in touch with other job-seekers or even companies themselves.

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How to Feel Empowered Throughout Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

In my recent post, I discussed the relative complexity, confusion, and uncertainty of life after college. Much of this uncertainty stems from the inevitable career search, that hunt for stability and purpose. But job searches aren’t just for recent graduates.

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Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.01.10] View Comments Introducing The TruFocus Cover Letter Template I don’t like cover letters. Assuming cover letters get read, that is. Please read the cover letter segmentation study.

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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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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How current is that job search advice? | Beware the dinosaur.

Write Solution

I recently worked with a soon-to-gradate, elementary school teacher. When working with students, I’m careful to explain my approach to resume creation and the reality of Job Search 2012. It is as old as dinosaurs and ineffective in a 2012 job search.

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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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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. Good luck in your search.

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How current is that job search advice? | Responding to the dinosaurs.

Write Solution

Yesterday, I shared a university career center assessment of a cutting-edge, targeted, focused, differentiating career-marketing document I created for a soon-to-graduate student client. ” The message: The cover letter is always read. Vet your job search guidance carefully.

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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.

2016 107

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.

2012 114

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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5 Things to Leave Off Your Resume

Resume Bear

Despite LinkedIn, Facebook and other new job hunting forums, at some point in the application process you’ll be asked for a resume or CV (Curriculum Vitae: a summary of your academic and professional history). All hiring managers know you need solid references at some point in the job hunt.

2012 264

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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Looking for an Internship?

RedStarResume

MonsterCollege helps recent grads and college students find their first career [link]. Intern jobs and internships for students, recent graduates and seasoned workers [link]. Internship Search Tools for Students and 100% FREE Internship Posting for Employers. . Monster College. Internship Programs: Career advice for undergraduate students seeking top internships, internship opportunities with top companies, and how to get hired from an internship [link] .

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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Secret strategies for your executive job search…with Simon Gray [PODCAST – EP19]

Mildred Talabi

My guest on Episode 19 of The Science of Successful Job Hunting is a highly experienced executive recruiter, the founder and director of Career Codex , and the author of two popular books on job search strategies. I am an employed adult looking for a job.

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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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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! You have to get your resume up to date and impressive , create the perfect cover letter , find out who is hiring and prepare for those tough interview questions.

The Ultimate Student and Graduate Job Handbook

RedStarResume

Everything You Need To Transition From College Graduate To Job Seeker: The Ultimate Student & Graduate Job Handbook is designed for the current college student or recent graduate about to enter the workforce.

2013 130

DECISION TIME! The shoe dropped, you are now in JOB SEARCH mode

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « The Best Companies to Work for – Vol 12 The Art of Job Search – Recruiters » DECISION TIME!

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Start like an Immigrant: Ways to Get a Job Even If Your Diploma Is Fresh Off the Press

Resume Bear

If you’re a recent graduate and you’re transitioning into the “real world,” it also means it’s time to work like an immigrant. No job is beneath you, although everyone has a deep need for a sense of accomplishment. At an age when many Americans are looking to retire, Lola was searching for a job. She even took on a second job and worked at a retirement home. Even though Richard has his dream job, he never assumes the job will always be there for him.

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How To Keep A Work Gap From Costing You The Job

Career Realism

How To Keep A Work Gap From Costing You The Job. Related: How To Cover Employment Gaps On Your Resume. Cover Letter. Cover letters are all about making a connection with your reader, and as such present a great opportunity to manage the “I have a work gap” issue.

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Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Who’s Hiring in Retail Vol 3 Job Search from the Beginning – Recruiters Part 2 » Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed “ The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. Good luck in your search.

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Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Search – Everyone has a Story to Tell Job Hunting – What Have You Been Doing Lately? » Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time? Therefore, you have to be strategic in how you use your time during your job search.

2010 126

JOB SEARCH! INTERVIEW, the prep, the questions you may get and the.

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Job Search » JOB SEARCH! Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ” – Steve Jobs Author Byline: Authored by: Ron Cottick, CPC, CHRM Author Website: [link] Interviews are usually stressful events for candidates.

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Plan & Prepare for Your Interview

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Jobs from the Best Companies to Work for Vol 10 Achieving Effective Career Transitions » Plan & Prepare for Your Interview “ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ” – Benjamin Franklin Author Byline: Matthew Warzel Author Website: [link] Know your resume inside and out, line item by line item.

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Job Hunting and Taxes

Professional Resume Services

It’s probably one of the most overlooked of valuable tax deductions: job search expenses. You see, the government wants you to work, and preferably at a well-paying job. For starters, you have to be looking for a new job in the same general career field.

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Before You Apply to that Job, Do This!!

Resume Bear

If you’ve recently graduated from college and are preparing to search for your first entry-level position, then you likely know the importance of producing a strong cover letter , resume, educational transcript, professional and character references and portfolio pieces.

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Multiple Degrees in a Recession Can Be Bad

Career Realism

‘JT & Dale Talk Jobs’ is the largest nationally syndicated career advice column in the country and can be found at JTandDale.com. and Dale: I recently graduated from a masters program at a prestigious university only to find my job prospects dismal. Job Search Resume & Cover Letter career advice career expert CAREEREALISM college

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Finally Graduated? How to Turn Your Skills into Assets

The Undercover Recruiter

And, now that you’ve finally graduated, you’re probably feeling a bit worried about where to go from here. The key to jumping straight from university and into a job is in knowing which doors are already standing open for you, and which you’ll need to find the keys for.

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my employer is competing with my walking group, job searching after generous medical leave, and more

Ask A Manager

I have taken the transition assistance classes, and am working with a military focused recruiting company to find my dream job assuming I make the cut. I feel guilty about job searching after my employer gave me generous medical leave. I have been on my job for almost two years now. This is a high-stress, low-paying job that has high turnover. They know how stressful the job is. If this job isn’t right for you, you should be job searching now.

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Are Bigger Niche Job Boards Always Better?

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. Good luck in your search.

You Prepared for the Interview…Did you Prepare your References?

Professional Resume Services

A great resume and fantastic cover letter will get you an interview. This is where your outstanding resume and cover letter are so important because it’s all they have to work with at this point.

2012 147

Guides From Experts: 25 Ways to Land a Job

Resume Bear

However, as the below 25 new school ways to land a job will show you, the newly and experienced unemployed still have much to offer and a whole new way in which to market themselves in. Useful for every job from managerial to even the specialty ones. Cover Letter Tips.

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Make Your Resume Perfect: A Jobseeker’s Checklist

Jobacle

As the foundation of any job search, a resume is the one document everyone needs, and the one document everyone dreads compiling. Tailor your summary to the specific job you’re applying for and include only relevant details. Career Advice advice checklist Job Search resume

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5 Ways to Make Your Executive Thank-You Letter Count

Career Alley

This can easily be accomplished by sending out a thank-you letter. Thank-you letters show just how much you appreciated the opportunity to apply. If you’re at a loss for how to create an executive-level thank-you letter that will stick with the employer, here are some tips to make yours count: #1: Reiterate Your Expertise. When deciding on the length of the thank-you letter, you don’t want to find yourself writing another cover letter or executive autobiography.

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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.

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.

How to Utilize Numbers to Create an Accomplishment-Based Resume

Career Alley

For each job you’ve worked, you can list how many items you’ve sold, how many people you’ve managed, how many projects you initiated, how many times you were voted team lead, etc. The numbers give perspective to your accomplishments, which is what you need when applying for a job. For more quick tips on resume writing and cover letters you can follow @GreatResume on Twitter. Good luck in your search. College Grad, Job Bound, Late Summer Job Search Vol 2.