Career Tips

Job Searching Tips for Pre-Graduates

Jobs Jack July 10, 2017

After years of hard work in college, chances are you’re looking forward to graduation. While there are many reasons to be excited about graduation, you should also keep in mind that you ideally should be employed by the time you leave college. This is especially true if you don’t plan to go to graduation school immediately after. Here are a few helpful job searching tips for pre-graduates.

Work on Your Resume

You should revise your resume regularly to ensure it’s top-notch. Your resume should be tailored to suit your dream job. Be sure to have someone proofread your resume and use spell-check. Have family and friends give you constructive feedback. Take advantage of the career resources on your campus to refine your resume. Chances are, you won’t be able to use these resources after you graduate.

Clean Up Your Online Reputation

If an employer is considering you for a job position, you can expect that he or she will look up information about you on the Internet. Of course, you want the information that the employer comes across to be as flattering as possible. Be sure that you have a professional email. Check your privacy settings on social media websites on Twitter. Whenever you post something on social media, be sure to ask yourself if you would be okay with your grandmother reading the post. If you post pictures of yourself getting drunk with your friends, you may not get the job.

Network

Ramp up your networking efforts to improve your chances of getting a job before you graduate. Also, keep in mind that there is no need to choose a job close to home. As a college graduate, there are probably few things tying you to your hometown. Being open to other cities will expand your prospects significantly. However, be sure to keep the cost of living in mind before accepting a job offer.

As a pre-graduate, you definitely want to have a job lined up so that you can begin the next stage of your life. For more information about job searching for pre-graduates, don’t hesitate to contact us.