Job-hunting tips from the April 18, 2011, issue of QuintZine.
“Thanks to improved job opportunities,” reports The Christian Science Monitor’s Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, “this year’s crop of college graduates won’t have to hit the pavement quite as hard as their counterparts did in the past few years. Their spring job outlook is the best it’s been since 2007, with employers planning to hire 10 to 20 percent more new graduates this year than they did last year, according to two recent surveys.” Some “hot” majors include e-commerce, entrepreneurism, math, and public relations. Khadaroo’s slide-show-style article offers a breakdown of hiring and salary prospects for various industries, college majors, and skill sets.
On Monster Thinking, a Monster.com blog, Charles Purdy offers 10 tips for new grads to stand out from the crowd:
- Make yourself easy to find online.
- Clean up your social profiles.
- Avoid the temptation to go ‘undercover’ online.
- Start blogging.
- Match your avatars.
- Network offline.
- Prepare a great elevator pitch.
- Dress the part.
- Ask for informational interviews.
- Maintain connections in a genuine way.
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