The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
“When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.” - Theodore Roosevelt
I remember all of the jobs I had while I was in college and none of them, thankfully, led to the career I pursued once I graduated. I didn't get to do any interesting internships (actually, I didn't get to do any internships).
I think the most memorable job I had while I was in college was working in a deli, fishing pickles out of huge barrels (and I don't think I've eaten a pickle since). But it's not always the job (or jobs) you had while you were in college. It's how you leverage the experiences you've had that will determine your success.
Of course if you've had amazing internships during college that can only help, but there is an art to making not so interesting jobs sound great (okay, maybe not fishing for pickles).
- Collegetimes - This college site has a section that is focused on jobs. Their tag line - "College Jobs s the place to find all the latest jobs and internships for college students, and entry-level jobs for recent graduates and alumni. We also host any jobs related to academia, universities, research, postdoc, and otherwise" tells it all. There are tabs at the top for Browse Jobs, Job Preparation, Job negotiation and more. Below this are links for searching for both on-campus and off-campus jobs, followed by a list o the latest jobs.
- Gradspot - This site, which is focused on "life after college", has a great careers page. There are links at the top of the page for Preparing for the Job hunt, Finding the perfect job and settling into the Workplace. There are articles on a number of related topics as well as Career Features with links to great articles such as "What are the best city for Grads" the best and worst cities to look for jobs and so much more.
- Grad to Great - Another interesting site that focuses on the college grad (and I love the name of the site). The main page has featured articles (such as "Jobternships" and Online Job Board Scams and more), Resume and Cover Letter tips. The top of the page has additional links to "Tips & Advice", Events and a Blog. Plus, there is a resources link which includes Career Coaches, Cover Letters, Job Interviews and so much more. Definitely worth a look.
- Urban Interns - A very interesting website and concept, the description on their website "Urban Interns is a national marketplace that connects small businesses with people seeking part-time jobs and internships" tells it all. What is interesting is that some of the opportunities are "Virtual or in Person", "College Student or Professional", "Paid or Unpaid" and more. There is a box on the bottom right hand side for job seekers, click your city and search for jobs (or register). Check out the Blog as well.
- Entry Level Careers Examiner - by Heather Huhman on examiner.com offers ton's of related articles (such as "Should I take a post-grad unpaid internship"). The main page shows the most recent articles (with title and the first few sentences of the article). What's really neat is the right hand side of the page which lists articles by topic (ranked by number), with topics such as Job Search, Landing a job and Internships. Also really useful are the lists of resources on the bottom right hand side. Tons of resources, job boards including entry level focused links.
Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap, a content exchange service sponsored by CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates searching for entry level jobs and other career opportunities.
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