Monday, June 5, 2023

Navigating the Post-Graduation Job Hunt: Tips for New Graduates

Job searching after graduation can be a time-consuming and tiring process. This summer, CareerZone is here to help you make that process faster and easier with some useful tips and steps.

Step 1: Give yourself enough time to prepare for Job Search

As a recent graduate, looking for a job in the real world can be stressful. Prior to beginning your work search, it is important to understand who you are, your interests, values, and skills. We encourage students to start by reviewing the Degree Exploration Guides for their program. The guide can help you identify skills and potential career pathways for their degree. This is helpful to craft your application documents (resume, cover letter). Connect with us for a document review in Caree Zone by emailing or drop-in to see us Monday through Friday between 10a.m. and 4 p.m.

Step 2: Market yourself by leveraging your Social Media, LinkedIn and Network.

Utilize Linkedin and 10 Thousand Coffees to find opportunities to discover and connect with professionals who are in the same field as you. This could include alumni, current students, leaders, professors and teaching assistants. In addition to LinkedIn, utilize other social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for your job search. Furthermore, it is essential to combine them with standard methods like networking, going to career fairs, and contacting employers directly. Make sure to check out our Quick Tips on New Grad job search on your CareerZone student portal.

Steps 3: Finding Opportunities

Using keywords to help you focus on target industries will help you conduct an effective job search. It is also important to network with professionals on platforms like Ten Thousand Coffees and LinkedIn and expand connections. For information on how to conduct career conversations through informational interviews and communicate your goals through elevator pitching, check out the CareerZone resources in your student portal. Opportunities can be found on the CareerZone Job Board, where many of the postings are directed toward recently graduated students. Additionally, we suggest that you use community resources such as, Talent Egg to kick-start your career. Also, access your degree exploration guide to find additional job boards to review.

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Written by Chelsa Sunil, Career Assistant

Edited by Kara Renaud, Manager of Career Education, CCEE Department

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