Jul 25, 2018 - 06:21 AM
Emphasize your skills and work experience over your education in your resume and cover letter. Putting your education section near the end of your resume can reduce the impact of a less prestigious college. Managers may have already decided to interview you by the time they reach the end of your resume.
Make sure to create a portfolio of your work. Even if they're not from paying gigs, hiring managers will be interest in examples of your skills and work quality. If you have any unique knowledge, show it off here.
Even if the position you find is less than ideal, it can lead to a better job. Once you are about five years removed from college, experience is more critical than what school you attended. It will be much easier to find a higher-paying and more interesting job once you have a few years under your belt.