Advice to Graduates from a Business Pro
Glass Doctor® President Mark Liston gives tips to landing a job after graduation
As the school year ends, many high school and college graduates will be looking to get into the working world. Business professional and Glass Doctor president, Mark Liston, has tips for landing a job after graduation.
- Do your research
Most companies have a website that tells about the company, has important information and company facts. Just remember to always do your research on the company you want to work for.
- Make your resume stand out
In order to get your resume viewed you have to make it stand out. List any qualifications you have that will make you stand out from the competition. It is also a good idea to have someone look your resume over and check for any mistakes you may have made or for things you need to add or delete. Make sure your resume lines up with the position you are trying to get.
- Any interview counts
Practice makes perfect. The more interviews you get, the better you will get at them. This approach also works for phone interviews. All interviews are nerve-racking and everyone wants to perform at their best. Many jobs require multiple interviews and the more times you go through them the easier the process should get. Remember, everyone gets nervous.
- The face-to-face interview
The face-to-face interview is the most important part of landing the job. Come prepared, dress appropriate and have a list of questions you want to ask. Once the interview has started to wrap up you should close with asking the company about the next steps in the interview process.
- The offer
The object of an interview is to get an offer and not necessarily the job itself. This is important because this is where you determine your worth. If the job does not fit your qualifications you may have to politely reject the offer or negotiate a more reasonable offer.
- Taking the position
This means to finally determine if you want to accept the offer and take the position. After a final review of the company, position and offer, you should be able to determine if it is the right fit for you.
If you remember these post-graduation tips you can make your job search easier and take some of the frustrations away. We have all been in your shoes.