Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses the best￼ way to find a job here after you graduate.
I'm often asked to help out a student with finding work. The 1st question I ask is, "During your 4 years in college, what did you do to make relationships with people who are already working?" Often, the answer is nothing. I know that was true of me. You are here looking. I want to give you the best advice that I can.
If you are still in school, you are basically preparing for the job market is to make friends with people who are already in the job market who are working for firms that you want to work for. For example, if you want to work for a startup, make friends with people who work for that start. Don't know who they are? This is your time to get on LinkedIn, start following the firm, connecting with people who work for the firm, trying to set up an informational interview with people who work for the firm. From that, start working to build relationships with people. You are not asking for a job. You're asking questions about what it is like to work there, what you need to know in order to do it, how does the firm hire interns or could I do some gratis work here as a way of helping the firm to better… Stuff like that. When you work at this and talk to these people, you are 100% on your game! In this way, they see you at your best and manager half assed.
Start networking while you are in school because after graduation, it's really too late.
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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes.
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The Best Way to Find Work After You Graduate College