This is the time of year when thousands of colleges release fresh graduates into the world. Sadly, many will not be able to find a job. There is help for unemployed college grads.
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But it takes hard work, a plan and a reality check. Here are some resources providing actionable help.
HubSpot’s Ultimate Guide To Getting A Job After You Graduate by @KatieBurke
Confession. I’m a huge fan of the information HubSpot produces. (HubSpot provides businesses with services and tools to help with inbound marketing.)
So what does an inbound marketing company know about job search? They hire a lot of fresh graduates so they’ve seen them go through the hiring process. It’s straight-shooting advice worth reading and sharing!
The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job After You Graduate
Not Sure What You Want To Do?
Payscale has a super easy assessment to help weed through the thousands of occupations and find ones that are a good match for your style. It’s called Best Jobs For Me. Answer six easy questions about the kind of work you like best (hands-on, corporate, humanitarian, etc), how you feel about school, stress and money and voila! You get something like this.
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Need Help With LinkedIn?
There are a host of resources for new graduates provided by LinkedIn. They are all featured here. LinkedIn Resources for College Students –
Here is LinkedIn’s college student resources page.
Join These Twitter Chats
Two of my favorite Twitter chats are #OMCchat (Fridays from Noon to 1 pm EST) and #InternPro chat (Monday’s at 9pm EST) Just search and follow the hashtag and you’re pretty much in business. Chats are a great way to get your questions answered quickly, meet new people and have a little fun! I hope you’ll check them out!
What questions about your job search?
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.