Job Hunting Tips for New Grads

As a 2024 grad, you might notice some differences in the job market compared to your peers who graduated in 2023. While 2023 faced economic uncertainties, 2024 shows cautious signs of stabilization and even growth. The shift towards hybrid work models has become more standardized, offering greater flexibility. Technological advancements, particularly in AI and automation, have made digital literacy and tech skills even more crucial. Hiring trends continue to favor tech-savvy, adaptable candidates, especially in fields like digital marketing, data analysis, and cybersecurity. If you’re a new grad job hunting, you need to check out our tips below.

Graduation marks a major milestone, but now it’s time to dive into the job market. Follow these updated tips to kickstart your job search:

Personalize Your Resume:

Keep your resume dynamic, tailoring it to highlight skills relevant to each application you submit. Emphasize experiences and skills that match the job description, but don’t inflate your experience. If you have intermediate excel skills, be clear about that. Identify the skills and softwares required for the role and be sure those are included in your resume.

Network Virtually and In-Person:

Connect with industry professionals and attend networking events. As a new grad job hunting, you need to utilize your college’s alumni network and engage in both online and in-person events. Send personalized outreach to contacts you meet at these events, or that you’d like to connect with – whether you know them or not. Leverage LinkedIn or email them directly – explain your interest in having a conversation – whether that’s to learn more about their career path, or their company because you have an interest in working there and feel you could add value to the organization.

Stay Informed:

Create a short list of companies you’d like to work for. Research those target companies thoroughly, this includes Following their updates on social media, reading their latest news, and understanding their culture and values. Be sure to go beyond their website for information – read reviews on Glassdoor, connect with employees on LinkedIn and engage with their content to stay informed and show genuine interest.

Craft a Strong Online Presence:

Ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete and professional. Share industry-related content, engage with posts, and join relevant groups to build your professional brand. Review your other social media platforms to ensure the content shared is professional and appropriate should an employer screen your entire online presence prior to a job offer or interview. Lastly, if you have an online portfolio, be sure to share links to it on your resume and in job applications. You can even pull it up during an interview to illustrate examples of projects you’ve done.

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