It’s never too early to start making connections. Reach out to someone in a field you’re interested in. Join professional organizations. Many Chambers of Commerce have networking events that will help you get out there.
- Do your research
Take advantage of the career services office on your campus, which will have a list of job openings. Research companies you’re interested in and see if there are any opportunities there.
- Use your summers wisely
Take this time to do something that will help you advance. Take a summer course. Create a website. Learn a new skill. Read, particularly about fields that interest you.
- Take care of your online reputation
You already know this – employees are going online more and more to learn more about job applicants. Take great care in what you post online.
- Look at small companies
Not everyone is going to get a job at Google or Apple right after college. And that’s OK. Smaller companies offer many opportunities, including the ability to work more closely with high-level people.
- Pay attention
Your first job or two will be a great learning experience. Use it wisely. Listen more than talk. Learn from the more seasoned employees. Listen to the advice and guidance from your more experienced colleagues.
- Become a great writer
No matter what field you’re in, if you can write well, you’re go further faster. So, do whatever you can to be a better writer. It can be as easy as reading books on good writing like Stephen King’s book, “On Writing.”
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