Many young graduates are now realizing that a college degree is not necessarily a passport to both an interesting career and a healthy salary. More often than not new college graduates find themselves a form of employment that is not only below their skill level but also pays a fraction of the salary they expect to get with their dream job. So how can new graduates use their education to search for a better job?
A college degree is still more likely to get you a job
Statistics show that the percentage of college graduates who find employment soon after graduating is higher now than it has been for several years. In fact, according to the most recent figures for mid 2013, the percentage of young graduates who are unemployed is around half the national average. Of course, not all of these graduates with jobs got exactly what they wanted. So, the question then becomes, how do you get your ideal job?
Get some experience to add to your college degree
Your college degree can help you get a job, even if it is not the job you really wanted. Take it. Employers are looking for experienced graduates and ones that have demonstrated their ability to innovate and learn new skills. Don’t just wait for that perfect job to magically land in your lap. Work at it by getting a job, gaining valuable experience and connecting with people who can help you get your dream job.
Showcase your profile through active social networking
Studies have shown that serious undergraduates start to focus their social networking skills onto potential future employment even before they graduate. Employers are keen to see applicants who take their networking seriously. Besides, you never know which of your connections may help you land your dream job.
Using connections to find your ideal job may seem like a daunting task. FirstJob can help you connect with those people and reveal information useful to your quest for a better job. Search for your dream job today.