As a recent college graduate it is very important to make sure that you are prepared for your job search. A big component that job seekers forget is to make sure that their social media accounts are employer-ready. Is everything that you have on your social media something that you want a potential employer to see? Here is a guide to help make sure your social media profiles are employer ready. This infographic was created by Stevenson University Online.
Erin from University of Texas at Dallas asked: “I’m getting ready to graduate in the spring, but haven’t found a job yet. People often find jobs by knowing someone who knows someone, but how can I meet people who would want to hire me when I’m still in school?” Thank you for your question, Erin! You’re right, having professional connections greatly enhances your job prospects. When you know-someone-who-knows-someone, there’s a certain level of validity and accountability attached to your name that you can’t achieve with a resume alone. It can be a daunting prospect to start your professional network, especially before … / Read more »
Grant from University of Northern Colorado asked: “When I submit my resume to job boards such as LinkedIn or Indeed, I feel as though my application gets lost in the giant stack of resumes and my skills and qualifications never get noticed. How can I ensure that my application will get noticed and that it doesn’t remain just a ‘number’.” Thanks for your question Grant – I can definitely relate to your frustration. When I was a college student, I would submit my resume to all kinds of job boards and would hardly ever receive a response. Additionally, when I … / Read more »
An article by contributor Emily Burgess. When you have recently graduated, or you are about to graduate, there can be a certain amount of pressure to find a job. Not only are you trying to find a way to make a living after your studies, but you are also competing with other candidates in the same position. Rather than waiting for a job to come to you, it’s better to reach out to recruiters, and you can find plenty of them on LinkedIn. Here’s how to get in touch with them. Request a connection You can normally only do this … / Read more »
An article by UK based contributor Sam Gatt. Are you on the hunt for a new, exciting career opportunity? Not sure where to look to find such a thing? You’re in luck! Here we have 5 great places you can find new career opportunities so that your options are far from limited. Enjoy! 1. Newspapers and Magazines Most people forget that newspapers are a good place to find career opportunities. Other forms of paper media, like magazines, can also have unique career opportunities you may not be able to find online. If you buy a local newspaper, you should be able … / Read more »