Get a Job at Graduation: A Career Plan for College Students

College students are now enjoying their first weeks of the new school year.

Absorbed by being away from home for the first time and/or the transition back into academia, many of these students are a bit overwhelmed, thinking: “All I have to do is survive college.”

Wrong. Dead wrong.

Succeeding in today’s ultra-competitive job market requires a comprehensive career plan – and some of the most successful students and graduates begin implementing that plan during their freshman year.

Is it too late if you’re already a senior? No! But you can – and must – begin cramming.

Year-by-year, here is what you need to do to dramatically increase your chances of being employed in your chosen career field immediately after graduation…

Is this plan a lot of work? Yes, it sure looks that way at first glance. Taken one step at a time, however, these steps are easier to manage than you might think. In fact, several only take one or two hours, or a mere couple of hours per week – well worth the investment!

How many of these critical tasks have you completed?

Do you have a “Career Plan”?

 

PS Be sure to check out tomorrow’s installment of the “Back to School” blog series: How To Buy And Sell Your Textbooks Without Going Broke

 

About the Author: A passionate supporter of Gen Y talent, CEO and Founder of YouTern Mark Babbitt is a serial entrepreneur and mentor. Mark has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Forbes and Under30CEO regarding internships, higher education’s role in preparing emerging talent for the workforce and career development. Recently, Mark was honored to be named to GenJuice’s list of “Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors”. You can contact Mark via email or on Twitter: @YouTernMark.

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