Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Post-Graduate Job Search

 After countless all-nighters and numerous exams, you have finally become a U of T graduate! Congratulations! Next step: Job seeking. As we all know, job searching can be a challenging process; however, there are some tips you can take to make your job search much easier.
  1. AA and CC Services: Academic Advising and Career Centre can assist you with your job search.
    - You can use Career Centre Online to find part time and full time jobs based on your areas of Interest
    - You can also use GSES and RGES. Graduating Service Employment Service (GSES) is an employment service for graduating students that provides job listings, workshops, and employer events. Recent Graduates Employment Service (RGES) is the step students take after using GSES.  RGES offers students with full-time job postings from organizations of all sizes from all manner of industries, looking for immediate hires.

  2. Networking: Networking is crucial to the job seeking process. In fact, statistics show that at least 60% of all jobs are found by networking. Contact people in your network; friends, family and peers to get connections to jobs. You can also attend networking events and meet employers who are looking for students to hire.
  3. Use LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a fantastic tool to use because many employers post jobs on LinkedIn. To get the most out of LinkedIn, there are some steps you can follow. Update your profile on LinkedIn by including a profile picture and by providing a detailed description of skills and experience.
  4. Broaden your horizons: When applying to jobs, try to open your mind to many new opportunities. Having a narrow focus may hinder you from landing a job that you may end up loving. That being said, do not apply to every job you see. Apply to an array of jobs that interest you and make sure you tailor your resume and cover letter to the job position.

The post-grad job search can be hard at first but with determination, you will definitely be able to secure a job!

Until next time,


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