If you are a senior in college or know someone who is, the clock is ticking. There is much to be celebrated in the coming weeks. But before you get all caught up in the pomp and circumstance of the event, can I remind you of something….you’ll need a job and you MUST start working on that now! Job search takes time, so what will your plan of attack be?
I mean, really started looking? Have you applied for jobs and interviewed (on campus or off?) If you are like a lot of the seniors I know, my guess is- not as hard as you should be.
Resources for 2012 Graduates
If you haven’t been to your school’s career center, never fear. There are loads of sites online you can reference. Here are some of my top picks of sites for new graduates in 2012:
LinkedIn and Facebook Groups
- InternPro (YouTern on Facebook)
- Hire Friday (Hire Friday on Facebook)
- Job-Hunt Help (Job-Hunt.org on Facebook)
- Personal Branding Network Personal Branding on Facebook
- Tim’s Strategy (Tim’s Strategy- Ideas for Job Search, Career and Life on Facebook)
- Come Recommended on Facebook
Don’t go it alone!
Whatever you do, don’t settle into a solitary job search. It is just too difficult. You need people to bounce ideas off of and to get feedback from! Find a community online or/and in-person to help you!
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.