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Landing a job right after college graduation

Posted at 1:47 PM, Apr 18, 2016

Right now, more than 30-percent of millennial are living with a parent.  That’s according to the latest U.S. Census data and with that number rising, it’s no secret parents and their students are worried about life after college.  What are we supposed to do next?

Business owner and author of “Never Drink Coffee During A Business Meeting” Liza Marie Garcia, says millennial hold the keys to their future, literally.  Everything they are doing right now is what they can use to their advantage in their job hunt.

“We like to say the homework doesn’t end just because you are graduating.  [Soon-to-be] college graduates should research the companies they want to work for in depth,” says Garcia.  “They should look at that company’s philanthropic moves in the community, know their culture, what kind of minds do they like to hire?”

Garcia says it’s never too late to start working on it either as half of college students are expected to be supported by their parent’s after graduation.  Another way to ensure you’re doing everything you can to land that career, students should be using their social media platforms to their advantage!

“Go into your linked in profile to get as many two to three sentence endorsements from people who would already give them references based on who they are and what they have already accomplished!,” says Garcia.

The linked in “endorsements” are quicker, easier and basically instant which helps employers when they need a snap shot of who a student really is.

Just think of it this way.  The most recent statistics show last year, college students graduated with an average of about $35,000 in debt.  Seven out of ten graduates used student loans to pay for college!  So that said, finding a career immediately is paramount.  Especially if you want to get off mom and dad’s payroll!

 

Connect with Liza Marie Garcia:

LizaMarieGarcia.com

Twitter: @LizaGarciaCEO