We've already established that getting a job is hard these days, but the group that has had the most trouble are college graduates. Their resumes do not often contain much work experience, so companies will often turn to candidates who are more seasoned. This paints a grim picture for this large group, but there are some resources that graduates can use to get their first job out of college.
One of these resources is available in the university. College graduates should not hesitate to take advantage of their school's job placement programs. These programs often have connections with organizations that have employed alumni in the past, giving students a pretty good advantage. They can also help with developing a first cover letter and resume, something that can be very stressful for first time job seekers.
I can't stress how important it is for graduates to use this important resource. It's hard enough getting your first job by yourself, and the worst mistake a college student can make is thinking they can do it all by themselves. There's no shame in asking for a little help!