Not all college students graduate in the summer. If you are one of the thousands of new grads who finished their degrees as 2018 came to a close, you likely have your sights set on finding a new job to get your career moving.
If this is your first deep dive into the job market, it can be intimidating. Luckily, there are tons of resources that can help new grads get started. Here are some of the best options available.
Career Resources in Buck’s County
1. Your Network
As a recent college grad, you actually have access to a massive network that can help you launch your career. Your favorite professors, former classmates, other alumni, and even the school’s career center can all help you track down opportunities.
If you had an internship as part of your education, reaching out to your former supervisor and coworkers can expand your network even further. Plus, if you performed well as an intern and if a position is available, you may be able to land a job with that company.
Before you approach anyone, it’s wise to have a general idea of what you are hoping to find. While you don’t need to nail down exact job titles (though that certainly doesn’t hurt), having a preferred field, industry, or job category selected will make it easier on anyone who is assisting you during the process.
2. Career Fairs
Career fairs are regular occurrences in many cities. Colleges and universities often host such events, as well as certain government agencies that focus on employment or the community.
If you want to learn about opportunities in your area, career fairs are exceptional resources. Often, local employers are more likely to come to the events in hopes of finding employees, so most of the positions will be within a reasonable commuting distance.
When you attend, make sure to dress as you would for an interview and bring copies of your resume. Collect business cards from hiring managers along the way too, giving you a chance to add them to your network or simply reach out if you provided them with a resume.
3. Staffing Firms
Staffing firms are some of the best resources around, and many recent college grads overlook them. When you work with a recruitment agency, you gain access to their job search expertise and their professional network.
Most staffing firms are well-connected in their communities and, at times, even function as the sole hiring source for leading companies in the area. Plus, they know what it takes to excel at each organization, ensuring you are fully prepared and well matched to any opportunity they present.
If you are a new grad and are looking for exciting employment opportunities in the Buck’s County area, the team at TRC Staffing Services can help you find your ideal role. Contact us to speak with one of our experienced and knowledgeable recruiters today and see how our job search expertise and unique services can benefit you.