Hi all! Stephanie here again coming to you with some updates on my current job search. Did you all go to the career fair CDC put on for us on February 3rd? If not, you totally missed out! There were so many companies recruiting and this is the time to get ahead of the game. Although I went and spoke to some representatives, there wasn’t really anything for me besides commission based entry level sales positions. That is something I know I am not interested in, but the career fair still gave me so many opportunities! For instance, I was able to practice my professional talk with some people, make contacts that could help me find what I want, and even just practicing my professional handshake (I hate that, ew!). So the career fair can do so much for you in job searching but it can also enhance your professional skills in other ways, as well.
Something I have done since my last post is set up an appointment with the HR department right here on campus. Since I know I would love to stay on campus after I graduate, I went ahead and took the initiative to fill out their application and send in my resume. On Monday, I met with an HR representative and we discussed the Civil Service testing you have to go through to work here on campus. So, again I wanted to get ahead of those other students graduating in May so I am taking 5 tests next Monday for positions I already qualify for or will qualify for come graduation.
It is so important to try and find a job you will enjoy if not love, but right out of college you have to be mindful that you are starting from the bottom and sometimes just getting your foot in the door is what it takes.
With that being said, I am taking tests for all kinds of job opportunities right here on campus. I know that I will have an advantage if I start now and even have to get a job that isn’t my dream job until one either opens up in the future or I qualify for that position that I am hoping for.
I hope your job search is going well and you are starting to look now instead of putting it off! You can never start too early!