Although this year is expected to be one of the best for college graduates looking to enter the workforce, the market still remains competitive for those leaving the academic world.
There are a few things this year's graduating class can do to enhance their search to help them stand out to potential employers.
Many college graduates begin their job hunt looking in a variety of fields, hoping to land a job as quickly as possible, but it's a good idea to customize a resume by using the multiple "prong" approach, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
Using the multi-prong approach may mean that graduates will have to have more than one resume which can have various summaries geared toward an area of expertise or specific field.
Job seekers should also keep the tone conversational on their resumes, in cover letters and when using social media. It's acceptable now to use the first person in a resume, and a good way to grab the attention of a potential boss.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with a postsecondary degree can earn $1,000 more per week than workers with some or no college education.