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Steps to Land Your First Job After Graduation

For most college graduates, the search for their new career begins just after graduation. And while this may be a time of great transition, it is important to ensure you are putting the work in to find the perfect job that meets your goals. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 graduates ultimately do not pursue the job they spent their higher education career working towards. If you are reading this, you are likely that one graduate and finding your first job may not be as hard as you think. In this article, we will look at some tips to keep in mind throughout the process to land your first job after graduation. 

Update Your Resume 

Although it may seem like a no-brainer, updating your resume is an important first step because your qualifications and education have likely changed since you tinkered with it. A solid resume can help provide insight to employers that are looking for candidates while also demonstrating your skills and experience and how they will benefit the company you are applying with. Just remember to keep things to-the-point and reference strengths that are relevant like the university you studied at, the major you elected for and any other information that may be relevant to the position that you are applying for. 

Don’t Set Time Limits 

Many people give up on pursuing their dream career because they get tired of rejection letters or think their current job market may not support their career choices. However, in any major metropolitan area, countless opportunities reflect the career path you are headed towards or positions that provide a springboard for advancement to your overall goal. If you are not finding the perfect immediately, do not settle and ensure that you take the time needed to find the perfect position that meets your career goals and skill set. 

Get Involved Locally 

In most major cities, there are groups of professionals that meet to network or learn about new job opportunities that may be available. These professional groups are a great way to not only meet other new graduates that may be looking for the same career opportunities that you are but they can also put you in touch with experienced members of the same career field that may be able to mentor you or ease your job search. If you are ready to learn more about your chosen career path, these local professional groups can often be a great springboard to help you get started in a new industry. 

Work with a Recruiter 

Working with a recruiter to land your first job after graduation can help expose you to companies that are looking for talent just like you. Certified Source strives to connect job seekers with some of the leading organizations and businesses in the Tulsa area for industrial, office, construction, healthcare and professional jobs. If any of these industries meet your career path, we would love to help you get started in a new and exciting career path.   

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