Saturday, May 20, 2017

10 tips to help you land a new job


 Are you graduating from college soon? Here are some tips from the career centers at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges on how to get a job.

The Great Recession is over. Unemployment is falling to lows that haven’t been seen in recent memory. But finding a job can be more complex than ever. Here are 10 tips that can help you land the position you want.

 1) Know where to look.  Plenty of opportunities are out there. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says well more than 5 million job openings were available nationally in the first quarter of 2017. But you must know where to look. Internet sites such as Indeed, Monster, and CareerBuilder are especially helpful. Employment links on local, state and federal office websites offer seemingly endless possibilities, along with trade magazines and local chambers of commerce. But don’t forget the obvious: Talk to your professors. Ask your friends. Let people know you are looking.