Sometimes students face problems with job searching as they are not sure what exactly they should do. The first job search can be a difficult task if you are not prepared. We have gathered useful information that will help you find a job of your dream
How to find a job after college
It`s obvious that you may feel scared a bit when you have to look for the first job ever. But there`s nothing to be frightened of, so cheer up! We have something that may help you, check the following tips to know what to do!
Make your resume in a proper way
You can`t send the same resume with no changes to different companies. Lots of employers use various tracking systems, which look for appropriate key words in your resume. If there aren`t found any, then your resume will be tossed out automatically.
You are to rewrite your resume a bit in correspondence to each company`s requirements. Use the key words concerning the sphere you apply to.
Check the jobs posting
The best time to apply for a job is within 48 hours after it`s posted. This will make you look for new offers more often. It`s a good idea to start your day with job searching. In such case, you won`t lose a chance to find a workplace.
Use the alumni network
You can use alumni network to get more information about your industry and various companies. Almost all colleges have this and it`s easy to get in touch alumni, as their contacts are available. Lots of schools have maintained good relations with alumni, so they are glad to give job advice.
Still, you should think on the way you contact these people. Don`t start communication straight with a job. Try to talk on the phone or invite for coffee, this will help you get a better image of what`s a person doing. Then the concertation may develop in the way you want.
Get in touch with industry news
You are to keep in touch what`s going on in your sphere, even if you haven`t found a job yet. These three basic things will help:
- Read publications and journals
- Join media groups about your profession
- Follow the information on the companies of your sphere
This information will help you check what companies are developing, what candidates they are looking for and what`s the overall condition of hiring.
Get ready for the interview
First of all, check the most common interview questions and think of the answers. You can look for some on the Internet.
The next step is to learn as much information about the company you are applying as possible. This will show your interest in that job position. You can get this data on the company`s website, on social media.
Think also on the clothes you wear, your voice tone, greeting. Check your social media profiles as well. Don`t leave this all till the last minute.