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Job Hunting Tips for College Students

Posted February 22, 2013 by Todd to Career 0 0
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As a college student in the 21st century, you surely know just how difficult it can be to find and keep a job in the job market, or even get an interview or get your foot in the door with an internship or anything else. And it doesn’t matter what industry you may find yourself in, or where you may be going in life – it’s flat out tough to get a job out there today in the job market.

But it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think! In fact, as a college student, there are several specific things that you can start doing right now, today, to improve your chances of getting a job and making yourself a more attractive candidate to a variety of companies and organizations who may wish to hold your employment in their grasp. Here are just a few ideas:

Get an internship
Start with an internship while you are still on campus, or some sort of internship that you can use during the summer months to build experience, make connections, and get a good insight into the chosen career you may have or want. Internships prove that you are a reliable and motivated worker and candidate, and they can be a springboard to a full-time job that you can use to get far ahead in life.

It’s critical that you start now, no matter what year you are, and understand the job and internship markets top to bottom. It can be very competitive to go after both a job and an internship, so it is important to start early, build a resume, and be ready to start at the bottom. In time, though, you do get to the top, and you will get something amazing to come from it, through patience and hard work.

Be patient and be ready to hunt
Finally, it is going to take a good deal of hunting and patience to land the job you want after college, and eventually get the career that you feel that you deserve. It won’t be easy or simple, and it’s a tough thing to do, but patience and perseverance are your two best friends when it comes to getting the most out of your job search and landing your dream job to boot. Stay on course, work hard, and be optimistic – good things will happen if you work very, very hard for them!

All in all, the job market is tough for young people as they enter and leave college, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the most out of it and that you can’t succeed in it, no matter what. Work hard and be patient, and be ready to do a good deal of proactive research and put forth a lot of effort, but you can land the job you want no matter how tough the odds!

About Todd: Todd Garner is a freelance writer based in the San Francisco bay area. His writing focuses on business, health, education and career related issues. He is currently writing for Online Schools Network, a site that helps prospective students find the right online college.

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