Whether you are a recent graduate or still in college, it’s never too soon to start your job search.


While finding that first post college job can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be if you follow these tips.

  • Tell your story. Create a personal pitch that expresses who you are and where you want to work.

  • Think about your personal brand, that is, how others would describe you. Consider whether your social media accounts accurately reflect that brand.

  • Take advantage of paid and unpaid internships. Experience will help you determine what you want to do and help you land a job.

  • Join organizations and clubs that are aligned with your personal and professional interests.

  • Make sure your resume is current. Highlight the value you have contributed to each position you’ve held. Listing job responsibilities is not enough.

  • Consider creating more than one resume. Tailor your resume to each job opportunity.

  • Create a professional LinkedIn profile with an appropriate photograph. Follow leaders in industries that interest you. Upload projects that reflect your best work. Build your LinkedIn network with friends, co-workers, classmates, alumni, and people you meet when you network.

  • Build your network. Talk to professors, family, and friends to learn about jobs you are interested in pursuing.

  • Master the informational interview. This is a great way to expand your network and learn about different career opportunities.

  • Practice interviewing. Interviewing is a skill. Be prepared to highlight your strengths and answer difficult questions. Remember to be enthusiastic and self-assured.

The experts at Tearless Writing can help you navigate this process.

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