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.”