Looking for a job? Check out these job-hunting tips

To commemorate your graduation from college, we’re dealing with post-graduation topics all of this month. Today, we bring you what gradspot.com calls the 30 best job-hunting tips.

Here are some of those 30:

Don’t get discouraged

Don’t get bummed out if you don’t get your dream job after you accept your diploma from your college president. In fact, according to the folks at outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas, the average job search last four months. So, give yourself some time.

Twitter your way to a job

Nicole Crimaldi, a career advice specialist at WomenCo. says using Twitter can help you connect with people who share your interests and career goals. Plus, you will be able to talk with people you wouldn’t be able to talk to on the street. Twitter allows you to connect with top professionals, brands, bloggers and authors.

Find out which industries are doing well  

Let’s face it. Some areas are looking for people more than others. Career expert Alexandra Levit says health care, education, accounting, agriculture and utilities, and the local service sector are often in need of employees.

Read the news to find your passion

When you pick up the newspaper – or read it online – what section do you gravitate toward first? Do you read sports? The arts section? The news? This may give you an idea of what your passion is, and that may help you in your job pursuit.

Start with your family and friends

Not everyone has a large number of professional contacts, but we all have family and friends. Let them know you’re looking and what kind of job you’re looking for. You never know. Maybe your cousin’s, friend’s sister may work at a great place that is looking for someone just like you.

Good luck with your job search. When you land that great job, let us know.

 

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