Tips for finding a job after college

The perfect job is often a rare one, and this is why people are always surprised when a person claims that they are road testers for Rolls Royce, or an engineer at NASA. Here are some tips on helping you find more than just a job. Here you will find out how to get the career you always wanted.

It is easy to find work
*People want jobs, but companies need staff

The truth is that finding work is not hard. Even in our difficult economy, unskilled labor is still in demand, and even the retail sector is still groaning for new employees because staff turnover is so high. However, if you went to college, then there is a good chance that you are looking for something a little better than flipping burgers or standing behind a cash register all day.

Therefore, the first tip is to find a job that you actually want. It is hard to know what you will like and what you will not, when you have no experience. So why not get a part time job to finance your efforts, and take up a little bit of volunteer work or unpaid work experience. Furthermore, if you research into different jobs you may find that they have aspects to them that you were unaware of. For example, a biomedical scientist in a hospital will have to test the same material every day, every week, which involves repetitive tasks similar to those in a factory.

Finding a job you enjoy is hard
*because everyone wants a job they enjoy

There is literally a whole world to choose from, but nobody tells you what the choices are and where to look. Sometimes it is more a case of listing your personality traits and talents, and then seeing what sort of jobs they apply to. For example, do you like animals, harsh weather, and danger–then consider feeding endangered wolf pups in Northern Europe.

Finding a job you are passionate about takes effort and tenacity
*If it’s worth wanting then it’s worth fighting for

Once you have your ideal job in mind, then you have taken your first step. You now need to research the industry, the people in it and the jobs you will be best suited for. You need to know where to go and who to ask. You need to refuse to accept any less than the job you want – even if this includes getting a job in their mail room, just to get your foot in the door before working your way up to chief executive. The ONLY thing that is going to stop you getting your dream job is a decision by YOU to stop trying.

Take a risk – even when the odds are against you
*Fingers were made to be crossed

Oddly enough, when you are unemployed, or even working but looking to find your perfect job, your most valuable asset is your time. You need to risk your time and go all or nothing if you ever want a hope of success.