Job Search and Careers tips for Graduates

You are Qualified – now What?

The first year after graduation can be the toughest, trying to enter the job market.

How to you begin your Job Search?

Firstly, you will need to decide a few things:

  • What type of position are you interested in?
  • Where will it be based?
  • What are your salary expectations?

Today’s technology makes it easier to begin your search and you need to use as many methods as possible if you are serious about finding a job.

  • Google Search
  • Answering Newspaper adverts – both National and Local.
  • Company websites
  • Recruitment Agencies
  • Job Sites/Portals
  • Networking with friends, family, former teachers or professionals you know
  • Phoning companies listed in the business directories
  • Knocking on doors of companies
  • Approaching companies in your field and contacting the relevant line manager

According to Richard Bolles (author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers) the effectiveness of the search increases with the number of channels used. The most successful job hunters tried out 3-4 of these methods.

It takes perseverance and patience. It will be worth it in the end.

Here are some more links that will assist you in to find that perfect job


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