Upon graduating college, the first question from everyone's mouth is "What are you doing now?" or "Where are you going to work?". Maybe you have a job set up or a pretty good idea about what you'd like to do. Perhaps you have no idea where to start in the job hunt and interviewing process. Take a breath and relax. You have time and you need to use that time to determine a few standards before you throw yourself in the world of unemployed job searching.
Take stock of what you want from a job. Sit down and really think about what you enjoy doing before you start proactively searching. Here are some questions to get you thinking:
- What kind of job or occupation did you hope to obtain with your degree?
- Has this idea changed since another job or internship?
- What type of environment would you best like to work in? An office, at home, or elsewhere?
- What type of salary do you hope to earn?
- Are you willing to start with a job you dislike in order to move up in a company to a dream job?
- Can you think of anyone in your network that can help you obtain your dream job?
- Are you willing to move to a new city or state to find a job you love or is a close location very important?
Now that you've answered some very important questions, make a list of jobs that may fit most or all of your criteria. Now you can actively start job searching both online and in the real world . It is always important to discover what you want in order to find the job you desire. Best of luck!