Recent graduates…welcome to the weirdest job market in a long time! As if finding your first job out of college wasn’t tough enough with no experience, now you’re competing with everyone that got laid off thanks to COVID-19. But there is still hope for you yet. Here are some tips on how to land an entry-level job with a lot of blank space on your resume.
- Submit A Personal Blog With Your Application. Hiring managers love experience but they also love well-rounded, motivated people. This is why you should start a personal blog if you haven’t already. It’s a great compliment to your resume and cover letter and will show your potential employer that you’re nerd-level into whatever field you’re trying to break into.
- Study Job Descriptions To Match Keywords. Your hiring competition may have more experience than you but if they do not know how to beat the algorithm, they’re not going to get very far. You should start studying job listings and companies’ mission statements like you’re about to take a final on them. The more you can focus your application on using their language, the better chance you’ll have of getting your foot in the door.
- Use Your Networking Contacts To Get Eyes On Your Application. They say ‘it’s all about who you know,’ and “they’re” right. Start hitting up your favorite professors, colleagues, and supervisors and ask them if they’d connect you with any opportunities they’ve heard some up. It might feel like you’re overreaching but if you don’t shoot your shot, you better believe someone else is. Put your network to work for you!
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Source: Her Campus