Job Search Tips for College Students
Once you have a couple of years of college under your belt and you are nearing graduation, you want to start
thinking about finding a job after graduation. The process can be overwhelming and sometimes scary for someone who
is going through it for the first time, but these tips will help you get through it easier.
One of the first steps to finding a student job after college is to go and look at your college's career centre. You
want to make an appointment with a career counsellor and they will help you with deciding what kind of career would be
the best for you. You can start doing this as a freshman, only because this way you are familiar with where the career
centre is and they already know who you are when you come back for more lengthy visits. When you become a senior
in college, think about visiting the centre weekly and that will help to ensure you're first in line when the job
opening hot tips come through.
The second thing that you should do is to remember to start your job search early. You don't want to find yourself
with a week until graduation and not have a job lined up. Depending on what kind of career you are looking to
have, you might want to do some travelling. For example, if you are looking to get into the pharmaceutics, some of the
largest companies are based in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Another thing to consider is taking an internship with a company. There are two reasons that this is a good thing
to consider. First, it gives you an idea of what the company is like to work for without you making a very firm
commitment. The other reason is that it lets the company see what you are like – your working habits and such.
Of course, when you have an internship on your resume, it looks good to companies who might want to hire you because
it shows that you have put into practice what you have learned during your college years. A resume isn't simply
something that shows your work history. A resume is a way to show companies what you have learned and what qualifications
that you have to work for them. Education and learning is as important as work history to most companies.
Searching for a job during your college years and after graduation doesn't have to be difficult and it doesn't have
to be something that you will lose sleep over. As long as you talk to your college career counsellors, start out early
in your job searching, and consider taking an internship, you'll find that the job search goes much quicker and much more
smoothly. There are resources out there and they are available for the asking but you have to take advantage of them and
use them, or else they will go to waste. A few cities where you would want to search for a job includes
Barrie (Student Jobs) and Toronto (Toronto Student Jobs).