If you’re searching for your first full-time job, the process can be a little intimidating—between all your application materials and the seemingly dismal chances of a real person reading your resume, it’s easy to start thinking you’ll never land your dream gig.

But with a few key strategies in your arsenal, you’ll have a much better chance of getting in that role, and quicker than you’d think. Check out the infographic below for a better understanding of the job market—but more importantly, how you can land your first job no matter what those stats tell you.


Infographic courtesy of collegefeed. Photo of cartoon man courtesy of Shutterstock.