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Graduation Countdown: Finding a Job

Posted by ENC Student Life on Feb 6, 2017 7:35:00 AM

Finding a job is every seniors greatest worry. There are so many ways to go about searching for a job, so many applications to complete, and so many other people looking for the same types of jobs. It can all feel a little overwhelming. Thankfully, we have a few ideas of how to make the process as smooth as possible. 

Websites

There are hundreds of websites designed to help match job seekers with employeers. Try searching for your ideal job title and city on sites like Indeed.com, Monster.com, Glassdoor.com, and even Linkedin.com. For most of these sites, you upload your resume in addition to creating a customized profile page that can be viewed by employeers. Be sure to represent yourself fairly and accuratly in your information across each platform and don't forget to check for typos!

Contacts

Use your contacts to your advantage! Have a friend of a friend who works at your dream company? Reach out to them. Do your parents or relatives have friends that are hiring? Ask them to pass along your resume. There is no shame in using the resources you have at your disposal. In fact, a good number of adults get jobs simply because of the people they know. Don't miss out on a great job just because you are too sky to ask.

Networking

Talk to people, all the people, everywhere. If you are at a networking event, on the T, or even out at dinner, talk to the people around you. You wll never know what kinds of influential people you have passed up the opportuity to talk with unless you start the conversation. First impressions greatly impact the potential of you getting a job, so be sure to present yourself well. 

Looking for some pointers on creating a great resume, presenting yourself well in an interview, or finding a job listing? Check out the Brickley Center's website and make an appointment to speak with a Career Counselor today!

P.S. There are 89 days till graduation!

Written by ENC Student Life

Student life in Quincy, MA at Eastern Nazarene College - Empowering students, enriching lives, and educating the next generation. The mission of Student Development at Eastern Nazarene College is to support the mission of the College by fostering a distinctly Christian living and learning community that facilitates the holistic development of students. Valuing the diversity of our students we seek to cultivate and empower their personal growth, health, and success in order to enrich their total learning experience and prepare them to lead and serve in the world.

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