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6 Tips for Finding Entry Level Jobs

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So you’ve graduated from college and are now looking for your first job in your field of study. Finding a job after college can be challenging. Employers are looking for experienced hires, but how do you get experience if there are so few entry-level jobs?

The truth is there are many you can do to find an entry-level job. Almost every Fortune 1000 company on that list has a University page, a College career page or a recruiting page.

Company Career Sites

Most companies have a career page and most have a section for college grads or entry-level positions. First, make a list of companies where you would like to work. Include companies in your industry as well as companies that are leaders in their industry.

You need to balance your job search across all resources available to you (The Four Legs of Job Search). One often-overlooked resource is company career sites. All jobs posted on company career sites are “real” jobs.

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Once you have your list, simply go to the website of companies on your list, check the bottom of the page for careers and then look for Entry Level, College, Careers or University. Better yet, do a search on the company and include “entry-level jobs” in the search.

As an example, a search for “Apple entry-level jobs” returns the following career site for Apple (Apple career site).

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Internships are not just for college students. While interning during your college career is a very important strategy, you can still leverage internships after you graduate if you don’t have a full-time job lined up. You can get an internship to get the experience you need to land your “real” job after graduation as well.

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College Recruiting Offices

A huge resource and you are missing out if you are not leveraging your college recruiting office. They are at your disposal, even after you’ve graduated. Many college career offices are contacted by companies looking to hire recent grads. Additionally, they will have all of the resources you need to set up your job search Marketing Toolkit.

Company Research

Do your homework and conduct research on companies that may be interested in hiring you. Depending on your college major/degree, there will be companies that focus on hiring college grads with your background. Now I’m sure you thought that you left homework behind when you graduated, but there is still more you need to do for your career.

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Your resume

Your resume is your most important job-search document.  Not only does it need to be perfect, it needs to attract the attention necessary to get a job interview.  Make a list of your experience. Thoughtful planning will make for a great resume. Take the time to collect all of the content for your resume before you start writing.  Take a look at Resume Writing Tips for College Students.

“Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for their job interview. Why, you ask? interview skills are learned, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. These 10 interview tips will teach you how to answer interview questions and convince the hiring manager that you are the one for the job. ” –

interview skills

When your amazing resume lands you a job interview, be prepared. Sounds fairly easy, all you have to do is talk about what you’ve done and how that relates to the job opportunity. In fact, the interview? But interviewing is not just talking about yourself, it’s asking the right questions, giving the right answers and expressing yourself in the right way. Take a look at 5 Interview Resources for Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit.

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