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Job Search Tips for Recent Grads

June 18, 2014 02:21 AM
jobsearchnewspaper-1024x759 So you’ve graduated from college; now what? If you haven’t landed a job yet, then I’m sure you’re spending a lot of time searching and applying, searching and applying again. I know, it seems never ending and it can be frustrating when you’re competing for a position against others with more experience. Here are some tips to help you stand out in your job search.
  • Make sure your resume doesn’t look like a student’s. Play up any experience you have, internships, volunteer work, etc.
  • Go for quality over quantity in your applications. Submit a smaller number of customized, well-done applications rather than blasting out hundreds of generic resumes.
  • Have a good social media presence. Make sure your pages are polished and professional. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, consider creating one and check out these tips on using it in your job search. Find out from an AFA recruiter how to use social media in your job search.
  • If you haven’t already, stat networking. Get to know the people working in your field and keep in touch with them. They can likely provide valuable advice.
  • Make sure you have a professional email set up. Ditch the address and choose something more professional. Something as small as this could change the way a recruiter views your resume.
These are just a few tips for finding a job recently after graduating college. If you’re looking for more help, find out how to Optimize Your Resume, read 5 Ways to Find a Job and check out our Top Four Tips for Career Fair Success. Make sure to check out AFA’s OKC job openings and our field sales positions. Apply for an opening today!

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