Congratulations on your new college degree. Here’s the thing… As someone who has been in the job ecosystem for the past 15 years… I see one thing happen. Colleges do NOT prepare students for the job market. Sure, they are fabulous at what they do- educating you… and they may have a career counselor work with you… but that is not all it is cracked up to be.
So the question is….
⭐Are you ready, willing and able to work?
I’m going to give you a BIG tip that you may not have learned in college.
You MUST sell yourself in the job search by giving off the BEST 1st impression from the start.
👉👉How do you show employers this?
Hint: It’s not just by putting #ono on your LinkedIn headline or posting your resume asking friends to share it.
YOU have to mingle on the social media platforms (think LinkedIn primarily – or perhaps industry-centric sites) with company executives, managers, recruiters, etc.
BE a leader in your industry by commenting, engaging in conversations, and posting some helpful information and ideas. Don’t be afraid to get out there.
You don’t have to be the best. HELL, you don’t have to proclaim to be some guru in your field – but the more you share, the more you stand out as someone that KNOWS what they are doing.
Don’t settle for entry level for too long either or being slow to move up…. establish yourself as top candidate from day one of graduation or the job search and you WILL see Ah-mazing results.
👉 If you do this you will not struggle to find the job. Reach out to career coaches and writers like myself. You invested a LOT of time and money into your education. You have the degree. Now invest in yourself to get into the RIGHT position to help you elevate your career from the get-go!
Questions about the job search?