Graduation season is approach which means job search
time has already begun.
Here’s a list of 50 Job Search Tips
for New Grads from the people at
ihire.com. It’s a pretty long list, but
we figured, with a list this long, it’s
likely there’s something on it that even
the most informed grad might benefit your area.
1. Consider your job search your new APPLYING
job (for now).
2. Resist the urge to spend your sum each summer relaxing and socializing.
3. But allow yourself some time to before
decompress after graduation. applying
4. Set goals for the number of jobs 20. Pol-
you apply to daily or weekly. ish your
5. Go after what drives your passion resume.(but be realistic).
6. Develop a 30-second elevator pitch Prepare for yourself.
7. Clean up your social media ac- list of counts.
8. Network and utilize your contacts
9. Check in with old supervisors and coworkers
10. Attend local business networking
events and job fairs.
11. Consult your school’s alumni
network or career center.
12. Proactively reach out to employers
even if they aren’t hiring.
13. Use multiple job boards
16. Scope out the job market in
17. Determine if relocation is a option.
18. Maintain realistic salary
GETTING STARTED expectations.
19. Research each employer
20. Polish your resume
21. Prepare your list of references
22. Don’t batch blast your resume to every company that is hiring
23. Spend quality time
customizing each application you submit. .
24. Proofread your resume and cover
letter before submitting
25. Follow directions in the employer’s job ad.
26. Keep tabs on outfits ready.
27. Research possible interview questions in advance
28. Rehearse your answers/hold a mock interview
29. Bring a portfolio of work samples
30. Have one or two go-to interview
31. Arrive early.
32. Respond to all communications in Interviewing a timely manner.
33. Follow-up with employers if you
interview questions in don’t have back from them.
34. Send a thank you letter or email
after all interviews.
BEGINNING YOUR CAREER
35. Get organized.
36. Greate daily to-do lists.
37. Volunteer to be a meeting no-
38. Document both short- and long countable don’t make excuses.
39. Ask questions.
40. Listen more than you talk
41.Hold yourself accountable
42. Treat everyone you meet with
Final Words of Wisdom
43. Don’t be afraid to start from the
44. Strive to learn something new
45. Stay positive. Job searching can
46. Keep an open mind.
47. Get enough sleep.
48. Never compare how you’re doing
with anyone else.
49. Learn from all the experiences —
good and bad.
50. Understand that your degree is
not a golden ticket to the workforce,
so be prepared to work hard to find