The first article I read was called “6 Things You Must Do To Get Your First Job After College” by Susan Adams. She talks about what a majority of college students are not doing and what they need to do to set themselves up for jobs when they graduate. She includes many steps of advice including creating a LinkedIn, creating a blog, gaining an internship, having a mentor, use your college’s career services office, and join a professional development. All the tips she gives are making me think about what is really important for me to do before I graduate so I can find a job right out of college.
The second article I read was “7 Ways to Become Your Boss’ Dream Employee” by Lead McLeod, M.A. She talks about some tips you can do to make your manager/boss’s life easier and how to become a leader. The steps she gives not only gives me advice for jobs now but will prepare me for after college. Getting to know your boss is an important step in your job such as knowing what preferences he or she likes so they can appreciate you more. Meeting your deadlines are crucial so your boss can be flexible about what they need to do for the next upcoming assignments. Knowing ways that can make your boss appreciate you more are essentials to your job.
The third article I read was called “How to find a job after college” by Daniel Bortz. He gives five key tips now how you can launch your first job search and start your career. The advice he gives are essentially important tips that I can use now to start my career. I need to fix my resume so it can be used for every application out there. Including the right keywords will help the job search. The tip on applying to new job postings within the 48 hours it was posted is crucial to get a head start. Another set of advice he offers is to prepare for an interview even before you get the call. Learning more about the company while also brushing up on questions that could be asked is very important so you’re prepared when the time comes for the actual interview.
The last article I read was “10 Key Job Search Tips for New Graduates” by Alison Green. She gives tips on what new graduates should know when entering the job market. These tips are very important for me as I’m entering my senior year this upcoming fall. Finding a job before college ends is what my aspiring goal is. Since the hiring process could take months, I need to prepare so I can exit college with a job already on my tail. When I was creating my resume, I made sure to include all of my work experience. Even though its not much, it shows that I have independency and hard work. Practicing interviewing is key before going to an interview. Luckily, I took an Interviewing class last semester which gave me tips on how to correctly be an interviewee. The last bit of advice Alison gives is to not panic. Although I feel like I’m running out of time, we have so much time in our lives so we have no need to panic.
Overall, all of these articles give such amazing tips on how I can achieve greatness in my future job after college.