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What's the best way of finding a job after graduation?

Topic: Getting a Job | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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The internet, newspapers, and networking are great ways to find jobs. There are many sites such as monster.com, or hotjobs.com that list available jobs throughout the U.S. Newspapers are a great way to search for local jobs and most newspapers even have an online edition for your convenience. When it comes to networking, it great to keep in touch with college classmates because they may know of job opportunities as well. Many students may join fraternities or sororities during their college years. People say that having a member of your frat/sorority working at a company may increase your chances of getting a job there because they may be able to recommend you or tell you about positions before they are posted publicly. I'm not saying it's right, but it does happen a lot. Remember to start with entry-level positions; don't apply for jobs that you know you don't qualify for. The most important step is to make sure you have an excellent resume and that you practice interviewing techniques. There are many online resources that can help you with that as well.

Answered by: Summertimeluv E. | about 4 years ago
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Ask your college for ideas. They can even recommend you. Have a resume put together. Apply at a lot of places. Use the internet. Also, use the classifieds. Work hard and Good Luck.

Answered by: Average Joe V. | about 4 years ago
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Get an internship. It's the best way to guarantee your self a job and if you get in when your just starting out, by the time you graduate you will already possess the skills needed to become manager! Thats exactly what I did and I am so happy that I did! Sometimes college's also offer job placement, it just depends. There are also people out there who locate jobs for students directly out of college too. In fact it IS there primary job. Also one last tip....resumes are the key! Have a great one typed either by your self or a professional and always have it on hand. Send it out to anyone and everyone in the field your degree is in regards to. Best of luck^_^

Answered by: Santiago Sky T. | about 4 years ago
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the best way to get a job after graduation is the stay motivated though out the whole job hunt. The reason people don't get a job right away is they don't stay motivated looking for the job they want. Stay focused on the job you want and finding it. Get yourself out there looking for a job and keep motivated and you will find that job you want.

Answered by: Thomas Clips W. | about 4 years ago
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Try and beat your fellow students to the punch. Mail out your resume early, and make sure it is polished and has up to date contact information. If you have any letters of reference from your teachers, include those, too. If you participated in any internships during your education, now's the time to reach out to old contacts. Remember that you might not be able to get our dream job right away.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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The first thing you want to do is get organized. Prepare a resume' that includes all of your past job experience as well as skills that you have acquired. Once you have it finished, print off a few copies to make sure you have more than plenty to hand out at all the places you plan to apply. You will also need to call your references so that they are aware that they might receive a phone call from your potential employers. Steer clear of job sites like monster because they are normally filled with spam offers. Your best bet would be to go in person and talk to store managers to find out if they are hiring. I would suggest you keep trying if you don't succeed at first. The right job will come along.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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One of the best ways of getting a job after graduation is to use your social networks. Many of the sites such as Facebook allow you to put a personal page, that site also advertises job openings. So while you are on look at those. Use the field that you got your degree in as a target field, and look for jobs that are within your hobbies as well. You may want to look at the online job boards as well.

Answered by: Career Guide H. | about 4 years ago
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While you are still in college, start doing internships for jobs that fall under your major. If you do a great job on your internship, talk with your boss and human resources manager about the possibility of continuing employment after graduation. The more job experience you can gain before graduation, the better. If you do not have time to take on an internship during the school year, spend your summers as an intern.

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | about 4 years ago
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Personal experience has taught me it is best to keep a resume on file, both a hard copy and digital copy in my computer. Look over your job sites online first (e.g. Monster, Hot Jobs, you state___s or city___s job site), a lot of companies offer the ability to apply online now. This is a simple copy and paste of your resume. Keep your options open, and apply locally in person as well. Always, dress for an interview when applying, you may just get on the spot, and it demonstrates you are prepared. A positive attitude will also help, that will show you have a lot to offer the company and make you higher on the list of potentials. Remember, be organized, be prepared, be positive no matter what, those are the keys to finding a job quick.

Answered by: Lgk E. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a job after graduation can be aided by the Internet. Look for jobs on online sites such as Craigslist (watch out for scams), Monster and Indeed. Networking is another great way to find jobs,

Answered by: Iamerica N. | about 4 years ago
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You should always be applying for a job WHILE you are in college and taking courses. Always built up your resumes. After graduation, the first thing you should do is find a full time job anywhere you can, grab an apartment, and be constantly applying for your job of choice that you went to college to obtain. You most likely wont get accepted right away, and it may take years to finally land a suitable job, so always always always be working at least somewhere while you are applying, even if its a fast food restaurant.

Answered by: Elitesack O. | about 4 years ago
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Start sending your resume out ahead of time. If you know someone in the field that you are majoring in, ask them if they could refer you. Post your resume on familiar job sites such as monster and career builder. Be sure to properly prepare for potential interviews and dress professionally. Go to a company and apply in person. It takes time to find a good job, so if you have to take something less until you find what you are actually looking for, be prepared to do that as well.

Answered by: Mcw2004 Y. | about 4 years ago
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Finding a job after graduation can be aided greatly be the Internet. Job sites such as Craigslist, Indeed and Monster often list many job opportunities for many local areas. Networking is also a great way to land that job. Good luck!

Answered by: Iamerica N. | about 4 years ago
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First, type up a resume' and make sure you have some references. Make sure that your resume' includes all of your skills and accomplishments. Stay away from job search sites and instead go to companies in person. If they say they arn't hiring, just ask them to keep your resume' on file. Dress professionally and keep a great attitude. If you are rejected, don't take it personally, just move on.

Answered by: Jen B. | about 4 years ago
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Intern at as many places you can while still in school. These places will be more likely to hire you after graduation because you already have your foot in the door. Also go to any and all job fairs that you can find and give out your resume freely. If you sill have trouble, your university should have a job placement office.

Answered by: Dantheman50 L. | about 4 years ago
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A good place to start is to talk to someone on your school's career planning center. He or she will evaluate your qualifications and give you a list of jobs that you are qualified to apply for. Depending on your school, some companies may even conduct interviews on campus. You can also start to hunt for jobs on your own. Check online job postings as well as newspaper ads. Let your friends and family know that you are looking for a position in case they hear of anything.

Answered by: Collegegrad10 I. | about 4 years ago
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Your first choice should be before you graduate, you should talk to your adviser to see if he/she knows anything about what is going on in your field. Next you should check the internet for any companies that hire in your field of expertise. I would also check local magazines and the newspaper to see if anyone is advertising.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | about 4 years ago
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Look early. Try and beat all the other graduates when sending in your resume. Make sure you mail it out early, and that it includes up to date contact information. Ask your professors for reference letters. Also, now's the time to go back and reconnect with people you might have met during internships.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Physically looking around to find a job is the most effective way. Looking online and other places are also effective. There are such sites as craigslist that allow one to find jobs easily now. You should apply to large companies known to hire people for your profession. A low hourly rate should be expected entering the working field.

Answered by: Babagday B. | about 4 years ago
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The best thing to do is send out resumes early. Don't wait until graduation to try and get a job. Make sure to ask your professors for letters of reference and include them with your resume. Make sure it looks professional and includes up to date contact information. Now is also the time to get in touch with professionals in your area of study you might have met before. Contact places you've had internships with as well.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Sometimes your department will have links to businesses having to do with your major. They might throw a career fair that is focused on jobs relating to your major. Otherwise most universities have school wide career fairs. These are great to attend because these employers are looking for recent grads, that's why they're there. Make sure to look professional and bring copies of your resume.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Your best job opportunities are going to come about by what you know and who you know. In addition to working hard at your studies, make sure you take the opportunity to network and meet people in your field. By knowing people in the industry you're interested in, you'll hear about opportunities that you might not know about otherwise. Internships are a great way to make connections, so are professional activities related to your field. Keep an open mind, and make an effort to reach out to people in the areas that you know you'd like to end up it.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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Do not wait until after graduation to find a job. Having quality professional experience in or related to the field you intend to go into will give you a huge boost over other applicants that choose to just go through school and not work. Having even entry level work in a field you are applying in, shows that you are aware of some of the stresses and requirements that job will entail. It also shows that you plan ahead and have a real interest in working.

Answered by: Rosco D. | about 4 years ago
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The first thing to do is make a resume and make it well. After that, look for jobs that you are interested in. Apply to as many of those places as you can and hope for an interview.

Answered by: Bowz N. | about 4 years ago
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The best way to find a job is to submit your resume everywhere you possibly can. Join sites such as careerbuilder and monster. Network with everyone you can as well. This will ensure finding something.

Answered by: Clause B. | about 4 years ago
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Send out your resumes early - one to two months before graduation. Make sure your resume is polished and up to date. Don't hold out for your dream job right away - take a job in the interim to pay the bills and show your future employer you're willing to work.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Be very active in job searching. Go out and search for a job yourself, use online websites for those hiring employees in your area, and use any people you might have met through your networking. With these tools, it should be quite simple to find a reliable job.

Answered by: Jester Q. | about 4 years ago
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Send out resumes early. See your guidance counselor for reference letters if you need them. Don't be above taking any job to make ends meet at first - times are tough and it might be a while before you actually get a job in your field.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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The best way is to start well before graduation. Many jobs are offered to graduating interns. Your classmates are also an excellent networking source as many positions are filled based on personal recommendations instead of advertising the position to the public.

Answered by: Owlgrad1998 I. | about 4 years ago
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Sometimes your department will have links to businesses having to do with your major. They might throw a career fair that is focused on jobs relating to your major. Otherwise most universities have school wide career fairs. These are great to attend because these employers are looking for recent grads, that's why they're there. Make sure to look professional and bring copies of your resume.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Your best job opportunities are going to come about by what you know and who you know. In addition to working hard at your studies, make sure you take the opportunity to network and meet people in your field. By knowing people in the industry you're interested in, you'll hear about opportunities that you might not know about otherwise. Internships are a great way to make connections, so are professional activities related to your field. Keep an open mind, and make an effort to reach out to people in the areas that you know you'd like to end up it.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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Do not wait until after graduation to find a job. Having quality professional experience in or related to the field you intend to go into will give you a huge boost over other applicants that choose to just go through school and not work. Having even entry level work in a field you are applying in, shows that you are aware of some of the stresses and requirements that job will entail. It also shows that you plan ahead and have a real interest in working.

Answered by: Rosco D. | about 4 years ago
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The first thing to do is make a resume and make it well. After that, look for jobs that you are interested in. Apply to as many of those places as you can and hope for an interview.

Answered by: Bowz N. | about 4 years ago
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The best way to find a job is to submit your resume everywhere you possibly can. Join sites such as careerbuilder and monster. Network with everyone you can as well. This will ensure finding something.

Answered by: Clause B. | about 4 years ago
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Send out your resumes early - one to two months before graduation. Make sure your resume is polished and up to date. Don't hold out for your dream job right away - take a job in the interim to pay the bills and show your future employer you're willing to work.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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Be very active in job searching. Go out and search for a job yourself, use online websites for those hiring employees in your area, and use any people you might have met through your networking. With these tools, it should be quite simple to find a reliable job.

Answered by: Jester Q. | about 4 years ago
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Send out resumes early. See your guidance counselor for reference letters if you need them. Don't be above taking any job to make ends meet at first - times are tough and it might be a while before you actually get a job in your field.

Answered by: Syam V. | about 4 years ago
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The best way is to start well before graduation. Many jobs are offered to graduating interns. Your classmates are also an excellent networking source as many positions are filled based on personal recommendations instead of advertising the position to the public.

Answered by: Owlgrad1998 I. | about 4 years ago
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Most schools have job placement assistance, or they have a yearly job fair. If your school does not do either of these, send out your resume like crazy, even to places that you are not sure you want to work. You never know when you are going to find the place you will be for the rest of your life.

Answered by: Crystal Can Do That I. | over 4 years ago
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Perhaps the best way is simply to use every way. You should send out your resumes to human resources departments of companies that hire people with your majors, and simply ask them if they are looking to hire new employees. Another way would be to search for job postings via the internet or newspapers. Finally, take a visit to your career center at your college to see if there are advisers who can help.

Answered by: Chaniel K. | over 4 years ago
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Publish through Internet. There are a lot of job agencies.com who could search and offer a job. However it is better to go for a job suitable for your qualification and ambition, rather than absorb into the one that is offered. Because you cannot show your talents at the offered jobs. After attaining the job, try to master it a get a good name from the Head by satisfying your superiors. Try and work hard in the young age and that is the only way to be happy in the later part of your life.

Answered by: Adnod Z. | over 4 years ago
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The best way to find a job is networking. Always try to interact with people who are employed in your specific industry or field. Introduce yourself and make yourself approachable. Networking may eventually lead to an internship which can possibly lead to full time employment after graduation.

Answered by: Headley77 O. | about 4 years ago
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