8 TIPS FOR COLLEGE SENIORS LOOKING FOR A JOB
Itemize your competitive advantages as a recent graduate
Recent graduates are inherently good at some types of networking, Sanford said.
“Kids in school understand the power and the joy and the overwhelming world that we’re living in around social networking, they get that,” he said. “They’re living and breathing that every day through Facebook and Twitter and all those things that define who they are.”
Students should take advantage of these skills with LinkedIn, he said. There they can connect with peers and potential employers.
Social media prowess is not the only way to be competitive. “Your hunger to work hard to make a difference.,” said Shen-Filerman. “Your willingness to be flexible and learn on the job.”
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- Inventory the skills you can sell to a potential employer
- Be able to communicate your passion
- Itemize your competitive advantages as a recent graduate
- Network with people you know
- Tap into your university alumni base
- Stay focused and have a thick skin
- Be willing to start at a lower level but be clear about skills you’ll gain
- Stay positive about yourself and your capabilities