You’ve moved out of the dorm, you’ve officially received your degree from that fancy university, and you’ve bid farewell to your college friends. Now all you need is a full-time job.
Job advice is everywhere, but we wanted to share some non-traditional tips for helping recent college grads find their new career:
Find Someone You Admire
It may be someone you met during an internship or a family friend, but it’s important to reach out to a person of influence in your field. Simply email or call them to touch base and ask for some advice. I couldn’t hurt to stroke their ego a bit. At the very least it could lead to a potential mentorship.
Network…Away from Your Computer
LinkedIn is a great way to network, but unfortunately you still have to leave the house and meet people occasionally. Websites like Meetup.com are a great way to find events, volunteer work, and other professionals in your industry.
Create a Professional Email Address
If your email is FendiPrincess@aol.com, there are two problems – you’re an adult now, your email needs to convey that and an AOL email address is for your 85 year old grandfather. Set up a custom email address through your personal website or simply get a Gmail account. You don’t want to use your “.edu” email from college either.
Whether its a mobile app, a YouTube channel or a website, you want something to show exactly what you’re capable of. It will also prove that you are passionate about your work. You also may want to consider participating in hackathons.
Have some advice to add? Or if you’re interested in speaking with someone on our team in regard to an IT job in North Texas, contact Maxsys Solutions.