Fall is in the air! That means football, pumpkin spice lattes (which, coincidentally, I am enjoying right now), and students returning to the classrooms. Now, if you’re a college senior this is potentially the last year you’ll be going back to school. Unless of course you go to grad school of some kind, but, I digress. For those of you entering the workforce in the spring of 2013, here are a few tips to help you get on the right track to gainful employment:
1) Start putting together your resume NOW: Believe it or not, it will take you a long time to update your resume to make sure it’s up to snuff. You should have one general resume, but typically it’s best to tailor it for each position you’re applying for.
2) Network like it’s your job: You’re in college. I promise you that this is the last time you’ll have tons of free time so make the most of it. Go to school-sponsored networking functions within your major, sign up for different events on LinkedIn, and check out events for industries you want to break into. Then go to those events and make friends. Sounds easy enough but making a good first impression is really important.
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