5 Errors College Students Make Looking for a Job

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Learn some of the common mistakes to avoid when looking for a Job


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5 Errors College Students Make in the Job Market:

5 Errors College Students Make in the Job Market

Limiting Job Location :

Limiting Job Location University graduates ought to definitely make the placement for their full-time jobs excessive on the checklist based mostly on their private preferences. Nonetheless, selecting too narrow of an place, like only near Amarillo, Texas, or Naples, Florida and not South Florida can immensely restrict upward movement Take into consideration constructive opportunities in different areas in case your first most well-liked place doesn't turn up anything.

Job Search Only Done Online:

Job Search Only Done Online In response to a Monster University survey, greater than 75%-percent of college grads and junior undergrads consider networking as an important part in an employment search. If you want to be seen in a different way than all different candidates, making professional friends and networking can get you into one all your preferred companies. Therefore, put added effort into networking.

Lack of Follow Up:

Lack of Follow Up Because there are literally 1000s of candidates and perhaps 20 or 30 interviews held it is important to follow up with the employer. You cannot just ship out resumes and count on your phone to ring, Typically the human resources department will get backed up, that there wasn't a good time to set-up an interview. Mail off a follow-up letter to the status of that interviewed position . You need to show enthusiasm to obtain good jobs.

Coming Off As Incompetent:

Coming Off As Incompetent This goes alongside the lines of dressing too casually, wearing sandals in the interview, keeping your cell phone on in the course of the interview. That could be very unprofessional according to recruiters. Be sure you're ready for employers' expectations and look like you belong.

Carefree Demeanor Toward Interview:

Carefree Demeanor T oward Interview The essentials of professionalism and following the typical standards still apply even if you're trying to get an unpaid internship . This tells the company you've researched them and didn’t just see their rules and conduct but confirms you are self-motivated. College students should also be ready to reply to those tough interview questions like "What are your weaknesses?" and “Where do you see your self in 3 to 5 years?".

Job Resources Summary :

Job Resources Summary Grad Resources Entry Level Jobs CollegeGrad.com CollegeRecruiter.com A leading job board for college-aged candidates Find Teaching Jobs Recent job listings for teaching overseas adjunct, and ESL/TEFL positions. Gen Y Networking Online Job Sites Referrals from Friends/Family Professional Relationships

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