How to Find a Job After College
If you are a graduating senior in college, I’m sure you’re scratching your head right now and wondering how to find a job. The infamous question, “what are you doing after you graduate?” is always a challenging one to answer. But don’t worry, we’ve assembled a list of steps on how to find a job after college. Follow this advice, and utilize these resources to find out how to find a job in your field!
Over the course of the last year, a lot of the job search practices have taken a new shape and form. Our advice? Take these changes in stride and adapt. Take the bull by the horns and ask yourself, how do I position myself to be a desirable hire now that the “online era” is in full swing. Be gritty, tenacious, and determined as you approach the ever-changing job market.
Be Very Practical
This is key. And if we are being honest, this might feel counterintuitive to what you have been trained to do. But given the current employment culture, you need to pivot away from some of the exclusive jobs and specific companies you had in mind. If the jobs aren’t there, they just aren’t there. Adopt a practical approach and align your job search with organizations that are still hiring. Remember, your compromise today will set you up for long-term success!
Utilize These Resources
This process can be stressful. You might feel like you don’t know where to start. But there are a lot of resources out there that can provide a great deal of help.
1. College Recruiter Videos: These free videos are designed to help those who have not yet started their job search, those who are in the midst of it, or those who already have a job but are afraid of losing it.
2. There are several articles that have been written to keep you connected with who’s hiring and who is not. You can start with the ones we’ve listed below.
3. Follow Federal and State government’s hiring status. This will help guide you to know certain geographic locations to target and avoid.
4. Follow #GetHired on LinkedIn to get real-time information about companies that are hiring.
Look for Virtual Jobs
Are you wondering how to find a job if it’s virtual? This is a valid question. Now that virtual work has proven to be productive, many companies are embracing having remote employees. If a virtual job is something that you would enjoy, now is the time to apply! Check out the following websites to find remote opportunities:
On top of these suggestions we’ve provided, there are several things that you can always be doing in the job search. As you are waiting to hear back from applications, take some time to update your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or your Handshake profile. Keeping these resources fresh and relevant is a simple, yet productive step in the job-search process.
These tips and resources on how to find a job have been put together by Grace College’s Center for Career Connections.
Are you wanting more tips on how to find a job?