The hiring climate for students, new grads and recent grads is about as bad as it has ever been. The number of job openings for this group is not large and the competition is more fierce than at any time in the past that I can remember, and that’s lots of ‘past’!
Given that backdrop I have established special rates for students and recent grads, because without good professional help, they are at a huge disadvantage. And I want my help to be affordable.
New Grad resume writing guidelines are slightly different from those who have been in the workforce for a while.
Send your name, email address and cell or telephone number to me at email@example.com. Put 'Student' or 'New Grad' or 'Recent Grad' on the subject line.
There are some things every student and new grad must do to be among the highly competitive candidates. Let’s face it, this is war! You need to be your own General. You need to develop a search strategy. Then develop tactics that support that strategy. And assign a priority to each tactic and manage your time spent on each. At reasonable intervals you need to review your battle plans. What’s working for you? What’s not? Make adjustments.
Regardless of your strategy and tactics your resume is the starting point. If it is not strong, powerful and ready for battle, you better not launch your campaign, just yet. You need the best weapons possible! Likewise with your cover letter!
Don’t go it alone, no matter how brave you are. Get the best battle-worn advisors you can find. Surround yourself with people who can professionally help you with your resume and cover letter, people who have an effective, results-oriented past doing just that for others. Likewise, engage professionals who can advise you on the strategy and tactics you use. Pick your cadre wisely; those who can help, do; those who can't help, become critics.
Get started on your resume and cover letter. Follow it up with a strategy and tactics discussion. Learn about what strategy and tactics are available to you and how best to use them. Here’s how to get started:
Again, send your name, email address and cell or telephone number to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put 'Student' or 'New Grad' or 'Recent Grad' on the subject line.
I will personally contact you to briefly discuss your situation and give you a chance to decide what you’d like to do. The ball will be in your court; you’re the general.