First Job After Graduation

What to Look for in a First Job After Graduating from College

Insights on what to look for when applying for your first job after graduation. Even if you cannot land a position in your field of study, try to land a position that is related...

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References

What’s in a Reference? A Guide for Recent College Grads

Insights on who to ask for a reference and how to go about it. Choosing the right person to act as your reference during the job search process can make a significant impact on ...

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Extracurricular Activities

Make the Most of Extracurricular Activities on Your Resume

Insights for students and new graduates on how to leverage extracurricular activities during their studies and on their resumes.

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Landing Internship

How to Land an Internship

Insights on where to look and what to do in order to secure an internship as a student or recent graduate.

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Editor's Note


Here is the most important advice that you will ever hear:

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

Ask yourself, what kind of pitch can you make that will get you hired? What is your edge? How are you different from others? What are your strengths? What can you bring to the job that is valuable?

Confidence is key. It is the seed that will make things happen for you. You need to believe in yourself in order to have the drive to go forward with your job search. It may be a long journey. We don't know, but you need to be ready for it.

Looking for work is a lot about attitude and having the right outlook on things. You need to be positive to draw good luck and for people to want to give you a chance and work with you.

However, don't put too much pressure on yourself. Employers understand that you are new to the job market. The main attributes they will be looking for are that you have the right foundation and the right motivation to learn and grow. Potential and an open mind are what employers look for in new graduates.

This section is dedicated specifically to new graduates. However, the more general resources found elsewhere on WorkBloom also apply to you. Therefore, make sure to look at those as well. Good luck in your journey. Remember, life is a marathon, not a sprint.

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