Here's how to land an entry-level job, in brief.
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- Start by creating stellar traditional and electronic resumes that highlight your recent education and related skills.
- Submit your electronic resume to several job sites that list or specialize in entry-level jobs, so that recruiters and employers find it.
- Also submit your electronic resume to student-oriented sites, where you'll find entry-level jobs, and lots of resume tips and career advice.
- Sign up to receive job notification by email at sites that offer it.
- If there are specific companies for which you'd like to work, send job inquiry letters to the human resources departments.
- Check with your educational institution's career office for current opportunities and upcoming career events.
- Attend public job fairs, that do not require minimum experience.
- Post job-wanted messages in bulletin boards where employers and recruiters visit.
- Browse newsgroups for job leads.
- While you're waiting for recruiters and employers to respond, and before you attend job fairs, prepare for interviews.
- If you don't feel comfortable typing your own resume, consider paying for it. It's worth it.
- If you can't find an entry-level job right away, you might try to land an internship or two until you do.
- You might also try to land some temporary jobs, to earn reasonable pay while gaining work experience.
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~ J. Steven Niznik