|June is a month of change and new beginnings, especially for the thousands of young adults in our region who recently graduated from high school or one of our top-notch universities. Their lives are about to change in a very big way, and we have the unique opportunity to help them prepare to enter the workforce on a full-time basis, and be SUCCESSFUL!
TOP 5 JOB SEARCH TIPS FOR GRADUATES
THE EMAIL ADDRESS new graduates should use for their job search should not include nicknames, numbers, or other personal information. It is best to create an email address using simply the candidate's first and last name to avoid any confusion with an employer.
THE RESUME should be clear and concise. New graduates can include special projects that are relevant to the position they are applying for, and should highlight volunteer work and emphasize academic credentials.
SOCIAL MEDIA profiles should be workplace friendly. More and more employers have reported that they use social media to determine whether or not a candidate will fit their company culture before inviting them to interview for a position.
RESEARCH is imperative! It is important for new graduates to understand the more information they have on a company, the more they will be prepared for questions during the interview.
THE INTERVIEW is a chance for graduates entering the workforce full-time to show off a little bit. They have worked hard to get that diploma or degree, so make sure they understand that the interview is the perfect time to discuss everything they have accomplished during their academic career, but more importantly, how those accomplishments and experiences will benefit the employer. Make sure they understand appropriate interview etiquette, and offer to help them practice with mock interviews.
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