The month of May has just ended, which means there are many recent college graduates entering the job market! It’s both an exciting and challenging time. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of information online to help! We’ve curated the best up-to-date advice that should help any recent graduate find their footing in their job search. The best part is, most of this advice is applicable to any job seeker, so if that’s you, read on!
It seems like there is a new resume trend every year. It can be confusing to try and figure out how many pages make the perfect number. With resumes, there’s a lot of conflicting advice. Thankfully, this blog collects the best information all in one place for you to easily digest. If you’re building a resume from the ground up, this is a great place to start. It breaks down style, tone, phrasing, and more. If you’re not feeling cavalier enough to do it yourself, you can also check out our resume writing services!
Interviews can be intimidating, especially if you’re a recent grad. Interviewing for a full-time job is a very different experience than doing so for a part-time job. This is why we’ve included this blog, and the one below. Both address issues that may arise in interviews, and how to counteract them in a way that won’t cost you the job. This blog addresses how to respond to a question you may not be prepared for. This has happened to even the most veteran interviewers, so don’t worry! As long as you stay calm, this blog offers a great way to shift the focus.
If you really want to succeed in a job interview, there are a few things you just have to do. This blog serves as a good reminder of those items, and also covers a few common faux pas. Talking about salary too soon, and talking a negative way about a past employer are two great example of things to avoid. If you’re worried you may slip up, check out this article to remind you what you should and shouldn’t do when you’re preparing for an interview.
The job market is a very different creature from a college campus, and knowing how to properly approach can greatly affect your success. If you’ve already been hired, congratulations! That’s great news. If not, keep at it! Either way, this blog from Glassdoor has some great advice for someone starting a job post-grad. It underlines important shifts in thinking between life as a student, and life as a professional. Anyone making the change soon should give this a quick read!
Spring is as good a time as any to update your resume and LinkedIn! If you don’t already have a LinkedIn profile, you can read our overview here on why you should set up a profile. Even if you’ve had both for a long time, it’s never a bad time to give them a facelift. What is generally acceptable on resumes shifts constantly, and best practices are always updating. This article features a few small tweaks you can make to keep you resume fresh for when you decide to pursue new opportunities.
As you interview more and more, you will notice there many different styles. Some interviews will feel more relaxed, and others will feel incredibly strict. No matter how comfortable you feel, there are some things you should never ask. A great example is, “What’s Your Time-Off Policy?”. Questions like this are highly assumptive, and asking them could make you seem overconfident. While you may have the best of intentions when asking, doing so may send a different message to the recruiter.
Since May unleashes many new graduates on the job market, it also produces a number of new commencement speeches. Celebrities commonly speak at their alma maters, and these can make for speeches that are funny, inspiring, and exciting. Every year a few of them shine above the rest, and Glassdoor has gathered what they think were the best from this year. Most of the speeches clock in around 30 minutes, but it’s more than enough for the speakers to give some truly inspirational advice. If you need an extra boost to succeed, this is a great place to find it!