Getting through school is a major hurdle, but for many, getting a job afterward is another great challenge. When you’re finished with your degree, there are countless prospects out there for the job you want. The challenge is to find the right one for you.
Social Networking and Job Hunting
Today, networking is more important than ever. Getting a job isn’t just a matter of having a good resume. Companies that are hiring need to know about you, and they need to hear about your skills. Thankfully, networking is easier than ever thanks to social media and meet-up sites that bring people together.
Creating social media accounts dedicated to your chosen profession and your skill set can be helpful in attracting attention to your job hunt. Sites like LinkedIn give others the ability to vouch for your skills, and you can also apply for jobs directly through the site. On Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, follow the companies you’re interested in. This shows them your interest and calls attention to your profile.
Networking isn’t done all online. Joining sites like Meetup.com can put you in touch with people in your industry. Attending meetings at the local chamber of commerce is another way to meet people in person and to hear about any job openings.
Using Your Social Circle
Offline, you already have a social circle in place. Friends and family members may know of job openings or have friends who do. Put out feelers to your entire social circle and ask that they let you know if they hear about any openings. Your social circle knows about your education and your skills, and they are perfect for putting in a good word about you and your abilities.
Create a Stunning Resume
Once you hear about a job opening, you’ll need a killer resume to get you the interview. If you aren’t sure how to create the best one to highlight your skills, use online tutorials or a resume service to get the finished product that will grab the attention of everyone who sees it. With a memorable resume and effort put into networking, you can find and land the lucrative and fulfilling job you’ve been waiting for.
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