Job searching can be a frightening process. From having the right material to knowing where to look, college never really teaches you how to find a job. You’ll learn everything from nutrition to cultural changes during the renaissance but not how to build your resume or how to apply to a job. Here are 4 Do’s and Don’ts of Job Searching for college students of all ages.
1. Finding a Mentor
Finding a mentor is one of the most important things to hone in on during your college years. Whether it’s a Professor that you look up to or a Career Services Manager it is important that you network and stay in touch with someone who has experience in the workforce.
2. Build an online presence
We probably don’t have to tell you this but having the proper online presence can help you stand out from the crowd and really give you that extra leg up. If you think hiring managers are not googling you… you’re wrong. Make sure to build an online presence that reflects your personality and skill-set in a professional manor. We promise, it will pay off one day.
3. Become a Brand Ambassador
Becoming a Brand Ambassador is probably the most underrated way of differentiating yourself. Getting on-campus job experience allows you to work directly with a brand, foster relationships with key employees and develop resume-worthy career experience with flexible hours and good pay.
4. Ask for help
If you don’t ask you’ll never learn. The single best advice we can give you in life is ask questions…ALWAYS.