For a newly grad individual it is both scary and exciting to do your first job search. Sometimes it may lead you to heights you did not expect at all or sometimes to places you might regret but here are no regrets in finding a job that will open your senses and provide you with financial freedom. For those who are planning to embark on the very important job search, here are some tips to get started and of course, to be successful.
• Have you made that resume? The resume is essential for your entire job search. Be it person to person or through the internet, a good resume will ensure that you have your arsenal with you. Aside from your arsenal, do you have your portfolio with you? For more creative jobs and for those who documented their success or even achievements, a portfolio or a file that is carefully organized is essential.
• Know yourself. Sometimes, even if you are a graduate, there are some things like hobbies that seem to have developed throughout the years in your college life that made more of an impact on you. If you have taken units and had firsthand experience with these hobbies and there are available portfolios or other essential information about it, then bring it and maybe you can find a job as an assistant or any other kind of entry level job.
• For the new grads, a good way to start your job search is to join a job bulletin site where thousands of jobs are available to you. Post your resume and make an account and specify your specific areas of expertise.
• Do well in your internship. It is best to start early in your job search. If you have worked with a good company as an intern then you already have a great start. Work well with the people and make sure you are not forgettable (in a good way) by making your work shine and your personality pleasing. You do not need to be loud.
• Let the job sites search for you! There are sites that are geared for employers to see how you pitch yourself. Sites like Pitch your talent is a great site for applicants to put their best foot forward and play with their strengths.
• In a job set up, weaknesses in your work can be revealed as a result of your education or state of mind. It is important to know how to lessen the bad or negative attitudes and weaknesses to rake havoc in your job search, this could limit your choices and make you less confident about job finding.
• It is also good to explore and market yourself using blogs, social networking sites and other forms of interaction. Do not be afraid if you know you have what it takes to do something spectacular.
Job searching is a very exciting thing and with the right attitude and the things to say, you will not become part of the statistics of new graduates who cannot find jobs. Sometimes, it is all about marketing yourself and really playing your cards well. Do not be afraid if you know you can do it. Maximize your strengths but always be humble.