Spring semester is quickly coming to an end. For some students, that means you’re about to graduate. What’s your plan after graduation? Are you on the hunt to start your career? Whatever it may be, you will eventually be searching for that dream job. So, where do you start when it comes to finding that job you just worked hard in college for?
One of the best things to do is to make friends with people that work in the industry you’re interested in. The more friends you make within your industry, the more connections and insights you will have to working in that industry. Of course, don’t bug them right away about a job. Get to know them and support what they are currently doing. One of the most effective ways to get in touch with industry professionals is through LinkedIn. Do some research and you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for.
Next on the list is to make sure your résumé is up to date. If you do not have a résumé, these seven steps to building one will help you tremendously! This is the one thing that every employer is sure to look at, alongside a background check. So, be sure to have accurate information with all of your work experience and skills. If you’re using Indeed, upload your résumé so businesses can see what you have to offer!
Do not feel like you’re not good enough for a certain job. If a business is looking for a certain skill or experience in their requirements, submit an application anyways. Many jobs will hire based on core values and personality rather than 100% skill. Skills and experience can be taught, but your personality cannot. If you get an interview, be sure to show up with your best attitude and show them what you’re really about. Chances are, you’ll make a great first impression.
When it comes to figuring out where you want to build your career, make sure you show off who you really are and what you’re all about. Fill out the job application correctly and attach all forms that are requested. Be sure to show up to the interview promptly and show that you mean business and remember to be yourself. Now go get that job you’ve always wanted! By the way ... Royal is hiring! Check out some amazing career opportunities right here!