Guest Author: Carole Martin
Somehow it happened too fast and you may not feel prepared to go out and get your first “paying” job. But the reality is here and the more you prepare yourself for the job search process the better the results will be. Read the full article with tips and resources here.
Here are ten tips to guide you through your self-inventory and preparation.
1.Give yourself some credit for completing college and graduating.
Did you know that as many as 43-50% of people who start college never finish? But “you” (the grad) are not one of them – you have a diploma and a degree.
2.Take stock – do an inventory of what you have to offer.
3.Prepare a personal statement – in fact, prepare two personal statements.
4.It’s never too soon to start to network – that means with everyone you know.
5.Research, research, research – companies, industries, trends.
6.Familiarize yourself with the types of questions asked in an interview.
7.Learn to make “small talk.”
8.Look like a Professional – regardless of the industry
9.Accept The Fact That You Will Be Nervous
10.Practice, Practice, Practice.
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