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9 Job Search Tips for Soon-to-Be Grads Who Need a Job ASAP

You packed up your room, grabbed your diploma, took those last couple shots with your buddies (shhh, we won’t tell), and now you just have to get a job in the real world. Landing a gig is easier said than done, but with these nine awesome resources to get you started, you’ll be walking into a new office with swagger in no time.

  1. You probably signed up for a LinkedIn profile at some point during college, but now it’s time to take your cyber self to the next level. Does your page have these 10 essential elements? (LinkedIn)
  2. When it comes to networking, don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and make sure people know who you are. After all, you are your biggest advocate. (Fast Company)
  3. If you’re a recent grad writing a resume, the name of the game is illustrating how your classes and extracurriculars relate to the real world. (Forbes)
  4. The same idea goes for job interviews: Use personal examples from college since you can’t yet rely on professional ones. (The Huffington Post)
  5. Trying to write a cover letter when you have no job experience can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. (The Undercover Recruiter)
  6. Doing the right things means knowing you aren’t doing the wrong ones: Make sure you’re not accidentally sabatoging yourself when you’re on the job hunt. (
  7. Just because you’re out of school doesn’t mean that getting your time management skills down isn’t important. (Time Management Ninja)
  8. Make sure you don’t fall for any of these job search myths when you’re putting yourself out there. (The Daily Muse)
  9. Afraid that you’re still wandering too much? It can actually be really beneficial for your career. (99U)

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