Finding and holding on to a job once post graduate work is done, is not an easy task; however, with a few tips, some post graduate career advice from a qualified career coach and determination on your part, you can find a job that will work well for you. Here are a few things you can do to find a job:
Most importantly, create and maintain a resume that is clear, strong and filled with information about you and your work history. In this resume you should be clear about your experience, any awards you might have achieved and your background. Then, it is important to also create a positive and strong cover letter. The cover letter should be brief but accurate in stating who you are and why you would be an asset to the company. Next, do some research on companies who have a graduate recruitment program. This is an excellent way when looking for a good job. Also, try the Internet when looking for a job. There are online sites that have subscription based services and sites where you can find many entry level job openings.
In addition, keep in mind social networking sites. There are many such sites online; so check them out for jobs. Also, it is wise to check out any post graduation work employment program—a program offered by the college you graduated from. This kind of program is created to help graduates find work. And, don’t forget networking as a great source of finding work. Relatives, friends and contacts can often give you good ideas on finding a job.
Most importantly, don’t forget your college’s alumni network. Since you studied and worked with some of these people, you have some common interests and often someone in the alumni can be of help. Professors can also be of help when looking for work. If you had a good relationship with one or more of them, perhaps they can be of help. In addition, check out at least 10 companies where you might want to work. Study and read their publications. Those that interest you, contact them and see if anything is available. When you call or visit them, ask to speak to the Human Resource Department.
Be sure to seek post graduate career advice from a career coach. They can make the world of difference in helping you get your foot in the door of a desirable company and landing your dream job right out of college.