After the teary goodbyes, and perhaps a little vacation or travel, you may face a lot of uncertainty about where you'll fit into the job market.
If you’re wondering how to get a job after graduation, you’re not alone. The first step is to take just one more (easy) test to learn all about about your career personality. But the MAPP career test will not only offer great insights into what makes you tick; it will also suggest language you can use on your resume.
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That's the real power of the MAPP career test.
Here are three easy steps you can do to put yourself in a position to land the perfect job.
1. Get Professional on Social Media
Get serious about your online presence. Set your privacy setting on your personal profile on Facebook or Tumblr to friends only, and delete anything that may appear unprofessional or incriminating.
Then establish a professional social media profile on LinkedIn if you don't have one already. It's never too early to start building your professional online profile, even if you’ve never had a job in your field. Twitter is another good professional resource, as long as you use it to follow and interact with those in your field.
2. Search for Professional Organizations
There's a professional organization for nearly every field. A quick online search will lead you to an organization that can help you build your professional network. Go to as many meetings as you can and after the event, connect with the people you met on LinkedIn. Then stay connected with them, because you may want to ask someone to be your mentor, which lead us to our next tip.
3. Find a Mentor
A mentor is important at any stage in your career development, but especially in the early stages. Seek out someone who's in your ideal job, and simply ask if they would be willing to mentor you. It’s amazing how well this one bold step can work. A good mentor can have a significant impact on your career and direction and may even help you land a job in your field after graduation.
Now that you’re three steps closer to a great career you love, go enjoy a few more graduation barbecues!