Congratulations seniors, you’re a few weeks away from being a college graduate. Maybe you’re one of the few who found their dream job straight out of college. Chances are, with the way the economy is going; you’re not one of those lucky few. You are probably stressed to the max sending out dozens of resumes and waiting for an offer on a new job. Admit it, it’s scary. You’ve typed countless papers, drank countless Starbucks and studied countless hours on this college journey. And after four years (or more) your college days are over and you’ve got a piece of paper to prove it.
In Jed Hallam’s blog, The Three R’s to being Recruited, he explains plain and simple the necessary steps to getting a job. It’s crunch time, so if you’re one of those people shaking in their boots trying to find a job, here’s some tips:
I’ve come to realize how important it is to take the time to look into the company you want to apply to. That can mean even as something as simple as searching for them on Google. Have a clear understanding of the company’s objective or mission. When you are ready to send in your resume and cover letter, make it specific to what they are looking for in the job description. A generic cover letter won’t win them over.
After four years of college, we should be champion readers. Although it can be tedious, it simply cannot be overlooked. It is crucial to know the foundation of the company you’re interested in. Get to know who they are, what they represent and what they are looking for. This will impress them when you go in for your interview.
3.) Really try bloody hard
Get noticed. Set up a Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, etc. Do whatever you can to get your name out there. Then, go out of your way and make an effort to get that job. Jed Hallam is a good example of this:
“Well I forced my way into the Twitter clique, set up a blog and got noticed. Then when I got back from traveling I started creating relationships with the influential people in the industry and then got them to sign up to a Facebook group I’d started describing the reasons why I thought Wolfstar should hire me. The people I asked to join then posted lovely things about me (purely coincidental, I swear) and Wolfstar invited me in for a chat.”
So, there you have it. Keep your spirits high and you’ll find a job that’s meant to be. Good luck job hunting.