College graduates have probably gotten a lot of advice already, to the point where it might even be a little overwhelming. There's a tendency to give job seekers very complicated tips but sometimes, the simple suggestions are the most helpful
Here are eight such tips to help these new job seekers begin their journey:
- Know the difference between a job and a career. You should always pursue jobs that mesh with your ultimate career goals; only take a job when you have to.
- With that in mind, you have to be realistic about your goals. If you want to be a fundraising professional, for instance, know that you are going to have to put some work in before you reach that goal.
- Make sure you pick a job you think you will enjoy. Nothing is worse than working a job you hate.
- Look your co-workers in the eye when they talk to you. Avoid texting all the time when you should be paying attention.
- Network, network, network. It's your best tool to getting work.
- Don't get frustrated. The job market is still tough, and it's possible it will take some time to get a job.
- Show up early and be willing to stay late.
- It's easier to change jobs while you are young, so do it as often as you have to until you find a line of work that is right for you.