With college graduations on the calendar, we’re starting to see a lot of articles with advice for new graduates. Whether you’re new to the workforce or have been working for years, there is universal advice that bears repeating. This post serves as a gentle reminder of that advice.
- Procrastination is not your friend
With better weather and the call of the outdoors, it can be easy to postpone job search activities. Don’t fall into that trap!
- Go over your resume with a fine tooth comb – then go over it again.
Typos are unacceptable on a resume! They take you from the ‘maybe’ to the NO pile in an instant. Have two people proofread your resume at least. You need that second and third set of eyes because you’re just too close to the document.
- Don’t leave the process to chance
Schedule your job search activities – just like you would schedule any other important activity. Block off time on your calendar for sprucing up your LinkedIn page, looking for jobs, attending networking events, etc.
- Get an “accountability” job search partner
Ask a friend or family member to check in with you about your job search. Knowing that they will ask weekly or biweekly will help you to keep at it.
- Find time for fun
Yes, this is your permission to take a break, go for a walk, go to a movie, out to lunch etc. Take time to smell the flowers, but make sure to refocus on your job search goals once you’re done.
Congratulations new graduates! Good luck to all. 🙂
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