Jumpstart the job search

495x300.20100903.flockWith many new college graduates struggling to land a job, Ladd Flock, Wake Forest’s director of career services, offers 10 steps seniors can take to improve their chances of finding a job by graduation.

The top 5 are …

1. Register with the university’s career office — Update your career center profile with current career interests, job experience, and GPA.

2. Update your resume — Employers may come recruiting as early as one or two weeks into the semester.

3. Line up your references — Many employers require a letter of recommendation or references for new hires.

4. Prepare your interviewing attire — Employers are eyeing you as a potential full-time employee. Dress the part.

5. Begin your professional presence online — Start by cleaning up your Facebook page and creating a Linked In profile.

Category: Student Life | Tag: , , , , , ,