Update your resume and have it reviewed by Luddy Career Services. We can help you put the final polish on it. And don't forget to upload it into your Handshake account!
Do another social media audit. Are your social media accounts professional and appropriate? This includes personal social media outlets like Tik-Tok, Instragram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Also search your name in an incognito browser. Recruiters will be looking for insights into your character! Companies need to ensure you will represent them well in the workforce as you might collaborate with clients and peers.
Begin your job search. Finding desired employment can take time. Start early - the process takes time, and many opportunities close in September and October. Use your previous employer research to strategize - explore the job titles that fit your skillset, the companies that complement your values, and the geographic locations that interest you. Remember, thought, to be open to opportunities. Do not limit yourself unless you have a compelling reason to do so.
Be confident in your skills! Job searchers are competitive, but so are you! This search is what you have worked hard toward - have confidence in your personal and professional competencies. If you need last-minute reassurance or support, make an appointment with a Luddy Career Services Advisor. We will partner with you as you prepare for upcoming interviews and decisions!
Leverage your experiences on LinkedIn. Update your LinkedIn profile. Share thoughts on current events in your field of study. Engage with other professionals in your desired field. Follow organizations or companies who have mutual interests or missions. Intentionally create your digital footprint.
If you secure a job offer, consider connecting with a Luddy Career Services Advisor to review the offer and benefits package, or discuss your negotiation strategy. When you commit, do not forget to report it to Luddy Career Services via 12twenty! We want to celebrate your success with you!
If you are furthering your education, use the Fall Term to prepare for Graduate School. This is the time to complete all Graduate School assessments and applications. Be prepared to upload all necessary documents as you apply. For professional recommendations, which are often requires, ask recommenders early in the semester. When you ask, share your education and career aspirations so recommenders can speak to your motivation, skills, accomplishments, and readiness! Additionally, it is likely that you will need a personal statement as part of the application process - make an appointment with a Luddy Career Advisor to ensure your statement accurately reflects your professional educational journey.