Years ago, most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. Statistics suggest that before we retire, we may have as many as 10 jobs. That’s a scary thought because making a career change can be a traumatic experience, especially when we get older. But the great thing about the job market today is that it’s never too late to make that change. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Let’s face it – life happens. Sometimes, we need to find a job fast so we can keep the bills from piling up. Which means a you need to kick-start your efforts.
But don’t worry, a quick job search is possible…
What I see recent grads struggle with the most is the work they need to do BEFORE they ever write a resume, or sit for an interview.
Here are five important tips for recent grads to get your first job search started off right and have an easier transition from college to your career:
So… you’re the new intern? The good news: You’ve got your foot in the door (congratulations!) The bad news: This is the start of a 3-month long interview. In this job market, however, that latter news is actually good. A study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 58 percent of employers turned their interns to full-time employees in 2012. So even though a lengthy, months-long interview might sound a little intimidating and tedious, this is great opportunity to prove your worth to the company – and there’s a good chance your hard work will land you
A good job. It’s why we’re in college, and why we spend countless hours writing papers, studying, making flashcards, and experiencing life. But there are many of us college students with the same goal… and that makes the job market very competitive. So what you do now sets you apart from your job search competition and dramatically improves your chance of a job upon graduation…
YouTern has been following Debra Wheatman and CareersDoneWrite.com since we launched in May. Without a doubt, Debra offers a depth and breadth of knowledge that represents significant value to job and internship seekers – at any stage in their careers.
Given the role internships play in the career transition process currently challenging so many, including those using YouTern as a valued career resource, we are grateful for the opportunity to post Debra’s blog: “Getting From Here to Here: Gearing Up for Career Transition.”