Upon graduating University or college, you will face the daunting prospect of finding your first proper graduate job. This process can be exciting, but in tough economic climates, it is most likely going to challenge your patience and test your perseverance as a job seeker.
View these graduate job-hunting do’s and don’ts to ensure you start your job seeking process on the right foot!
DO plan your job seeking strategy
DON’T underestimate the competition
DO tailor your resume for each job you apply for
DON’T forget to include a cover letter with your resume application
DO follow up on job applications with an email if you do not hear back in 1 week’s time
DON’T befriend the recruiter on Facebook or Twitter
DO connect with the company/recruiter on LinkedIn
DON’T restrict yourself with regards to the resources you use to find jobs
DO attend career fairs and go prepared with your resume and contact cards
DON’T sit at home waiting to be called about a job; be proactive!
DO create professional Facebook and Twitter profiles in case you are requested to provide links to these in your job application
DON’T let your confidence be knocked; always maintain a positive outlook
DO send out as many job applications each week as you can
DON’T apply for jobs that you are not genuinely interested in as this will prolong your job seeking experience
By following these simple Do’s and Don’ts you can ensure your graduate job hunting strategy starts off on the right foot in order to land the job of your dreams!