June 1, 2009

In the News: Tips for College Graduates Looking for a Job

If you are about to graduate from college, you are probably feeling a bit nervous about finding a job in the current climate. The Boston Globe recently answered a question from one such student — a January ’10 grad with concerns about making himself attractive to would-be employers. Some of the Globe’s suggestions included:

  • Taking full advantage of your campus career services office
  • Networking with professors and other on-campus professionals in your field
  • Setting a quantitative goal for your job search — for example, five face-to-face networking meetings before the end of fall semester
  • Joining a professional association in your field

In addition, I’d also add that if you have just a semester of school left, now is the perfect time to look for a college internship. And you can build up your resume (and your networking connections) by volunteering  over the summer and throughout your job search.

Hungry for more job tips on finding a job post-graduation? Check out this jobs for graduates blog post from last month, where a New York native contemplated moving to Boston and launching her job search there.

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