The College Student’s Guide To Not Becoming Jobless After Graduation

I had to help prepare a Valentine’s Day Dinner at the church and stayed all snug in bed. I prayed for their safety and his health. The roads were to get bad over the day. I figured I had a couple of hours to sleep in. Everything was under control. Never be too sure of that.

We made a decision that if it was something that he had to have surgery for we were going to bring him home, by ambulance if we had to. We are more confident in our hospital and doctors that we are more familiar with here. That would be assuming it was something that could wait. They pretty much ruled out appendicitis too because the pain was not localized.

Now it is up to us millennials to go out and start job hunting. Maybe take a little more of the burden off of our parents. No one should give up the freedom of a life on their own, paving their own way just because of some hard economic times. So when it comes time start digging for a career after graduation use the resources available to their fullest extent. For instance the career center at the school your attending probably has excellent services to offer. While they can help also do some active research of your own and maybe even call potential employers or send in a resume.

Home Repair or Construction. Many high schools have construction or industrial technology programs that employ many types of specialties. Carpenters, plumbers, and electricians can cost in excess of an hour. Call the local high schools and speak with the teachers to find the best students suited for your particular tasks.

All across the country students are limited to entry level jobs because they lack experience. Employers look for resumes that show internship, volunteer opportunities or jobs that relate to a major. Most students show experience but it is not experience in their career.

Lots of companies may opt for advertising positions in the newspaper – instead of the internet – because they won’t get crushed with a pile of resumes that way. Remember, there’s more to research than the internet! Your local newspaper can help you find jobs right in your neighborhood.

Many professors and college administrators (including folks at the career center) haven’t spent much time outside of academia, so don’t treat them as your only resources as you explore careers and line up internships or other job opportunities. Make every summer in college a strategic part of your post-graduation career planning – many employers make permanent offers to their summer interns.