Are you just graduating? Looking for a job or new job can be stressful. Especially one in your chosen career field.
It’s stressful because you just finished school and know you have some student loans coming soon, and other bills too. So, what tools can you use to help find a job?
There are 3 tools that quickly come to mind when I think of job searching: career services, job boards and ads, and networking.
As we go through life, we eventually get into the “real world.” No, I’m not talking about the reality television show; I’m talking about the workforce, the job life, the make money and pay bills life.
The real world isn’t that bad once you’re in it for a while, it just takes a lot of adjusting and using the skills you learned while getting your degree. But before we get into the work force, we all will have to get interviewed to see if we’re right for the job.
I have gone through multiple interviews weather it was for a summer job or a full time job. I even went to a job conference once, where I did 11 interviews in 2 days.
Here are some interview tips that have worked for me and might help you out!
You don’t have to have a resume like Elle from Legally Blonde to get noticed. No need for pink paper or perfume scents!
Stand out by being classy and not too showy or different. Highlight your strengths.
But what if I don’t have experience?
Everyone has to start somewhere. We don’t walk out of college with all the experience needed to get started in most careers out there. Everyone wants 3-5 years of experience for their new hire.
It’s easy to get discouraged reading different job ads. How can you put yourself out there knowing you don’t meet the criteria? How can you stand out as a college graduate without the experience?
You have something of value. Show it off in with these 5 resume tips.
A cover letter is a letter that briefs your experience, education, and qualifications for a job. It can also explain why you are interested in a job. Depending on the job application description, it will explain if one’s required or not.
But you want to stick out, add the cover letter.
If you provide the information it will help for your name to be more memorable when your resume is being reviewed. It’s a professional courtesy letter and it gives more and sometimes additional information than your resume provides. It doesn’t hurt to give more, as long as the more being given is professional.