With mounting job losses on Wall Street college students, Class of 2009 primarily, might be thinking about what may be in store for them next spring.
Bill Carson, director of the Center for Career Development at Morgan State University, offers these tips for a successful job search in a recession. (Read the complete article here)
- Use all the campus resources available to you. The college career center staff can share resume writing tips, interview preparation help and just general job search resources.
- Explore global careers and overseas job options. Not all foreign opportunities require employees to be proficient in a foreign language.
- Expand your network. Make sure to reach out to family members, prior employers and even alumni of your university.
- Sign up for professional associations. Many professional associations have student rates that are an absolute bargain. Take advantage of them while in school.
- Sharpen your interview skills. Get some help with behavioral interviews and panel interviews.
- Go government. Look for federal and state employment opportunities.
- Follow up on all the leads you receive.
- Be careful when preparing your resume and job search documents.
In a tight economy, expect that a successful job search might take up to a year. Start now!