Each summer the job market is flooded with recent business graduates from colleges and universities. It can be overwhelming to a new business graduate seeking employment in a difficult economy. There are many positions available that they should explore in any community including but not limited to corporate, health care, education, entertainment, finance, hospitality, information technology, nonprofits, manufacturing, retail and sales.
While job seeking the business graduate should keep several key points in mind about each possible position:
When reading ads for employment pay close attention to job requirements that are listed to be certain that you meet these requirements.
You can tailor your resume’ to the skills advertised for in each job listing.
Most ads won’t display pay and you should never bring up pay during an initial interview. You should however know what your income requirements are and your acceptable pay range as well as what the pay guidelines are for the positions that you are interviewing for so that you can have a realistic expectation when it comes time for the offer.
Always know your strong attributes that you offer each potential employer as well as your weak areas so that you will be prepared to address them when interviewing. You can be sure that these areas will come up during the interview process.
Job seeking tools:
Take full advantage of career tools offered by many of the career websites such as Career Onestop. Career Onestop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Interactive career tools help you to make decisions that guide you in your job search. Career tools available on the Career Onestop site include career exploration, career resource library, certification finder, education & training finder, employability checkup, employer locator, financial aid advisor, job description writer, licensed occupations, resume tutorial, salary info, scholarship search, short-term training finder and a skills profiler. All of these tools should be used prior to starting your job search.
Know that searching for a job is a full-time effort. Be as prepared to seek a position as you would for your first day on the job. Knowing how to craft a successful resume’ and cover letter is vital to finding the job of your dreams. Business graduates worked hard to obtain the diploma and now need to be rewarded for all the time and effort spent earning a business degree. In order to be rewarded the business graduate must apply the business concepts they recently learned when presenting themselves to prospective employers. Interactive tools aid business graduates by helping them to assess the business positions, know how to present themselves, and be prepared for the interview process.
Career Onestop http://www.acinet.org/