Career Planning

5 Career Tips for College Students

By Sarah Schupp, UniversityParent

Has your son or daughter landed the “perfect job” to start after graduation?

If your student needs help in their job search, the experts at Complete Candidate®  can help. They provide step-by-step training and coaching for college students and recent graduates to find the right job. Contact Nadine for more information at +1 (914) 381-1482 or email [email protected]

5 Career Tips for College Students

Complete Candidate Shares Their Top 5 Career Tips for College Students to Prepare to Find a Job After Graduation

Start career planning early

1. Start Career Planning Early

Students should start as early as possible in preparing for their career. Locate your school’s career office and visit it at least once a semester. Know the resources available on campus to students. Check out what internships and jobs may be available through the school. Internships will expose a student to what they want to do, as much as it helps them discover what they don’t want to do.

get involved on campus

2. Get Involved On Campus

One way to start career planning early is by getting involved on campus. Consider different opportunities such as: tutoring, volunteering, joining clubs, participating in Greek Life, or being a teaching assistant. Document everything you are involved in as early as freshman year so that everything can be added to your resume.

package yourself for the job you want

3. Package Yourself for the Job You Want

Many people we work with just have no confidence and we spend a great deal of time on interview preparation. If they’re prepared for their interview, they are more confident and believe they can really do this. Preparation makes all the difference. It can be uncomfortable to sell yourself and we spend a lot of time building up people’s confidence. They may be confident in all other aspects of their life, but in the context of an interview, they’re unsure of themselves. The way we prepare them, and help package them for the job, is what really makes the difference in our process.

finding a job is a job

4. Don’t Give Up! Finding a Job is a Job

99% of the people that come to us are stuck and we know how to get them unstuck. They don’t know where to begin and keep losing confidence the longer their job search takes. Finding a job is a job and if someone puts in the effort and does the work in our program, we know they’ll be successful.

contact complete candidate for help

5. Contact Complete Candidate for Help

If your student needs help in their job search, the experts at Complete Candidate®  can help. They’ve helped more than 450 students from colleges across the country successfully find a career through their step-by-step training and coaching. Contact Nadine for more information at +1 (914) 381-1482 or email [email protected]

 

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