It’s Time to Kick Start your Career

The job market is highly competitive, especially for new college graduates.  Most of the time, having just a Bachelor’s degree is not enough to prove that you’re the right fit for the job. Having at least 1-2 internships on top of your college degree will increase your chances for job candidacy. However, finding those internships to garner initial field experience is the first step and here are some ways that can help you with your search:

1)    What’s on campus? – If your campus has a career center that offers resources on career development, you may want to swing by to see if they have a list of open job positions.

2)    No question is a stupid question– Reach out to your existing professors or professors that are involved in your major’s department to see if they have industry affiliates that may already have or know of open positions. Having them directly refer you would increase your chances of securing an interview or a networking relationship at the very least.

3)    Scan the job boards– Sites such as InternMatch, MediaBistro, and Craigslist always have listings for internship opportunities that you can monitor on a daily basis for leads.

4)    Make connections– Build a professional network to help you gain more insight into job leads, advice and other career-related resources. If you haven’t already, create a LinkedIn profile and start connecting with people you may already know.

5)    Start from scratch– Make a list of companies that interest you and reach out to them by email to see if they are looking for an intern.

After graduation, finding a job or even an internship is the top priority of every individual. However, if you follow the above mentioned tips it will be easier for you to get settled easily.

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