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How to Land Your First Job After College

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(CNBNewsnet)(September 4, 2018)--University is meant to prepare you for the job you’ve always dreamed of, but today a degree alone is not enough. Many top employers want candidates to have had real work experience, meaning that the new college experience needs to include internships throughout the four years of your Bachelors. Regardless of whether you prioritized interning during your college career or not, you can land your first job after college by following this guide:

Use Your University Services Before You Go

Most universities offer ongoing support to their recent graduates, and you should take advantage of it. Go to careers services and have them help you draft your resume and practice your interview skills. They are an invaluable resource that can help give you a leg up when applying for first job. A great resume can get you in the door, and a great interview can land you the position, but first you need to practice and refine these job-seeking tools.

 

Apply for the Job

Another big mistake that young people make is that they cannot get a job out of college because they do not have enough work experience. Just because you didn’t split your time evenly getting internships throughout your school years does not mean you cannot get a full-time job that you love. All you need to do is be more open about your options. Some might be at home; other opportunities might be found abroad. To start, simply click here to see the list of jobs in Liverpool, and sign up for notifications within the industries you are interested in. You can get a full-time job. You don’t have to struggle through retail jobs and part-time work as you build up your resume. You only need to find the right company that will help you grow and learn.

 

Choose Companies That Will Help You Grow

Most employers will train their new employees so that they can do the job the way the company wants them to. The better employers will set up systems and programs so that their employees can learn from each other and develop their skills. Choose one such company, and it won’t matter if this is your first job out of university, you will be there to learn and succeed.

 

Never Settle 

Job hunts can be difficult for well-established in their career, but that doesn’t mean you should be scared to go out there again after you land your first job. You owe it to yourself to find that job that helps you feel fulfilled and accomplished every single day. Yes, looking for more work when you already have a full-time job can seem like a daunting task, but unless you are completely satisfied with your current position you need to learn and grow.

 

Getting your first job after college can seem like a nightmare. Use the resources that are available to you, keep an eye open for employers who want to help you learn and grow, and remember never to settle and force yourself to stay in a bad job just because you don’t want to get out there again. You can love your job, you just need to strive to find the right fit.

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