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Maintain a spreadsheet of networking and job applications sent out so you can track what you’ve already done.


Maintain a spreadsheet of networking and job applications sent out so you can track what you’ve already done.

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  1. Join industry specific Slack groups to find hidden job posts and easier networking opportunities Create a master resume

    Slack groups are a key to a world filled with job postings, events, mentorship, links, and networking in your specific domain. When you reach out to someone in the group, you’re more likely to get a response because you have the group in common.

    Literally google *insert industry name* Slack groups and you'll find communities to join

  2. Google yourself

    Do a full internet audit of yourself and make sure nothing bad surfaces.  There may be old posts or photos that you forgot were online and you don’t want a sloppy drunk post to keep you from getting your dream job. Make sure you have a professional email, and voicemail set up while you are at it.

  3. Personalize your resume and cover letter

    Don't send out hundreds of the same resume and cover letter, It shows when you don’t do your research. With your resume, grab phrases from actual job postings and weave them into your bulletsl

  4. Apply to jobs even if you don’t fit 100% of the description

    Obviously, stick to roles in your area of expertise and experience level, but don’t be intimidated if you aren’t the “perfect candidate”, guess what? That person doesn’t exist.

  5. Create a master resume

    This will allow you to easily pick and choose entries you want to include when you are tailoring your resume for a specific job.

  6. Have your references ready

    Have a go-to list prepared with 3-5 people or more so you can pick and choose depending on opportunity, with their email and phone number. Try to have a mix of supervisors from internships, on and off campus jobs, organization supervisors. Always get their permission to use them as a reference, and tell them if you submitted their name.

  7. Schedule your search

    Pick a time window during “working hours” and only apply during that span. Recruiters, HR, and other working people will probably only respond during that window anyways.This structure allows you to practice being in a work schedule mindset, which will make the job transition easier.

  8. Maintain life balance

    Job search can be very draining, therefore it’s very important to maintain a balance and enjoy your life too. Hang out with your friends and take an hour in the day to do something that you love. Applying to jobs doesn’t mean you have to become a hermit.

  9. Go on coffee dates with professionals

    Networking can be more powerful and productive than spending hours scrolling jobs. Think about it this way, would you refer someone you don’t know to a job? This is an opportunity to perhaps discover jobs that are hidden from the public.

  10. Create alerts

    Google alerts for job postings with your keywords. Follow companies on Twitter to be the first to know about postings.


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