Career Resources

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

College Seniors: It's not too late to find a job!

One of the seniors I have been working with emailed me yesterday to tell me that she had gotten four interviews since I last saw her and...count 'em...three job offers!  She ended up accepting a terrific position at a very well known company in the Boston area.

Was she gloating?  Absolutely not!  This particular student had been feeling discouraged about her job search so continued to see me for biweekly "pep talks."  And they paid off for her.  The key to her success was that, despite feeling discouraged, she remained positive, proactive and persistent in he job search.  She didn't give up.  And neither should you.

If you're feeling discouraged about your job search, you should definitely seek the assistance of a careeer counselor at your school's careeer center.  They can keep you motivated in your job search and help you strategize ways you hadn't thought of to find a job.

Some seniors think that if they haven't found a job by graduation then they're doomed to moving back home or going back to a previous job in their home town.  Please don't succumb to this defeatist attitude!  There are many, many good jobs still available.  Many graduates find great jobs after graduation, and you could very well be one of them.  In fact, when colleges report employment statistics to Business Week, they do so six months after graduation knowing that it can take that long to find a job.  So what are you waiting for?  Go and visit your college's careeer center today. Most college career centers are open all summer long and are just waiting for you to come in.

2 comments:

Tarun Kumar said...

you are right... you can also find jobs opening details online.

Tarun Kumar said...

you are right... you can also find jobs opening details online.