5 Tips for Landing a Good Job After College

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5 Tips for Landing a Good Job After CollegeA lot of graduates leave college with so much hope and enthusiasm for the future that awaits them. However, things don’t always go as planned. Finding that dream career sometimes seems easier said than done and landing a lucrative job feels more like a far-fetched dream than a reality. But don’t lose heart. You can get definitely make that dream career happen and you can land a great job with the help of these tips!

Now is the best time to leverage your connections and use your network to find employment. Your network can consist of your family, friends, college friends, friends of friends, mentors and others who can help you with your professional career. You can even reach out to your former teachers and professors who can refer you to leads. There are plenty of opportunities in networking. Continue expanding your network because you’ll never know how much it’s going to help you in the end.

Do your research
You can’t just wait for your dream job to come and find you. You have to look for it and go for it. Make use of the resources available at your fingertips - the internet. Research what companies are currently looking for not only in terms of job vacancies and qualifications but also the skills and traits that matter to them.

Create a website
Creating your own website is another excellent way to find a promising job after college. Your website isn’t only a venue to share things about yourself, your personality as well as branding. It’s also a perfect place to demonstrate your expertise in your field and showcase your skills to attract potential employers.

A lot of people don’t understand the importance of a personal website as a branding tool to impress and get the attention of hiring managers and companies. So if you haven’t created your own yet, now’s the best time to create one!

Consider opportunities outside of your degree
When you stepped into college, you may have had only one career path in mind. Maybe you’ve taken that degree but it doesn’t mean that your future profession and success should be limited within it. There are plenty of new jobs you can actually explore and they don’t have to be strictly within what you’ve taken up in college. You may have special skills you can leverage to pursue other career paths that could make you happier and more fulfilled.

Do internship
Internship is a great way to earn actual on-the-job experience that many job seekers and applicants don’t have. It doesn’t have to feel awkward even when you have to do it after college. A lot of people still do internship to improve their skills or learn new ones to prepare them for a new career path.

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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 40,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.