Recently Graduated? 4 Tips for Kicking Off a Successful Job Search

Recently Graduated? Tips for Kicking Off a Successful Job Search

Congratulations! Graduating from college is an incredible accomplishment, and now it's time to establish your career. It can be overwhelming when you graduate to know where to begin with your job search. Here are some of the top tricks and tips to help you land your first job out of college.

Update Your Online Presence

Now that you've graduated, it's time to update your social media and other online accounts. Specifically, for professional purposes, pay attention to your LinkedIn profile. If you don't have one at all, create it now. LinkedIn can be a great resource to network with other professionals and promote your skills and qualifications. Here are a few more tips to consider when updating your online presence:

  • Make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete.

  • Check your other social media to be sure there's nothing an employer shouldn't see when they search for you online.

  • Depending on your career path, consider building a website that can act as a professional portfolio.

Expand Your Network

You have probably been told that it's not always what you know but who you know. This means that you never know where an opportunity can come from. Expanding your network gives you more chances to make an impression that could lead to something new.

  • Use LinkedIn to expand your network online.

  • Attend industry-related functions.

  • Talk to alumni of your school in your industry to see what you can learn.

Work on Your Collateral

In this context, collateral means your job search documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter template

  • Reference list

Since you should constantly tailor your resume and cover letter to match the specific job you're applying for, it can be helpful to have master copies. You can then use that as a template to copy and paste the essential parts for the individual application.

Work with a Recruiter

You don't have to do this alone. Applying with a recruiter can expand your ability to find a new opportunity. Recruiters are professionals who have dedicated networks of companies they work with. They can talk to you about your interests and skills and match you with a position that will fit this stage of your career.

For help finding your post-grad dream job, let Frontline Search Group lend you a hand!

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Published on May 22, 2023