“Searching for a job is like a full-time job.”
We’re sure you’ve heard this phrase at some point, especially if you’re on the job hunt. The fact of the matter is, that it is true. Studies show that in order to be employed, one must treat their job search as a full-time job.
Now you might ask: “How do you expect me to sit in front of the computer for eight hours from Monday to Friday and look for jobs?” Here’s a wake up call. Treating your job as a full-time job does not mean sitting at your desk firing away resumes everyday – that’s just a portion of it. Another chunk of your day should be spent either volunteering/interning, attending industry seminars/events, mingling with professionals and making connections.
Last year, 1054 companies were surveyed and 58% said that all of their hiring was internal. This was either through employee referrals or company portals. Either way, making strong relationships with the right people (especially people who are in a position of power) will make a difference in your career path.
Source: U.S. News
Never leave the job interview without asking the employer a few questions about the position or company. Here are some of the top four quality questions to spill out so you sound prepared and enthusiastic!
We often beat ourselves up and go over in our minds as to why we didn’t get the job after the interview. I mean, if your resume was good enough and the employer said you have everything they’re looking for, why didn’t they hire you?!
Before you start contemplating again (and we apologize if we’ve brought up the past you’d rather forget), remember that the whole hiring process is out of your hands and it’s not entirely your fault.
The Huffington Post breaks down 10 reasons why you didn’t get the job.
Don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t found a job after graduation yet. Many recent grads are in the same boat as you. To pass the time and make it worthwhile, intern or volunteer somewhere that will help you gain experience and make connections in the industry you desire. Even if it’s unpaid, at least you are developing the skills and general work experience that will count for something on your resume.
“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth and wisdom.” – Aristotle
Philosophers like Aristotle and other personal development writers have been preaching that waking up early will give you the opportunity to accomplish more. Wake up, seize the day and you’ll be surprised how much you’ll get done!
Credit: The Wall Street Job Report
Hundreds and thousands of resumes pour in for recruiters and hiring managers to look over everyday. To make their lives easier, computerized systems help them select potential candidates by scanning keywords and other information. This often is a disadvantage to job seekers because resume #312 can be easily lost in the pile. To get around this, the Wall Street Job Report has some tips on How to Get Your Resume Past Computer Screening Tactics.
Life after graduation can be scary, but you’ll be fine. Here’s our video with some tips on how to get started!