Though graduation season is long gone, we know the search for a great opportunity to give back continues for many college grads. In addition to our resources (which include helpful tips on how to write a resume, ace an interview, and search for the perfect job), here are a few articles to help you find your next gig.
The job search
Add accomplishments to your resume; focus on practical experience over coursework; don’t be afraid of internships or busy work are just a few of the tips Ashley Putnam, an experienced recruiter and program director, says college grads need to follow.
- 3 lessons I learned about job hunting after finding my first nonprofit job
- How research and a strong interview landed me a job in India
- What to do when your first job isn’t the one you had planned
Year of service and volunteering
Year-of-service programs like Denver Math Fellows help you communicate effectively, ask for specific feedback so you can strengthen your skill set, and cultivate a sense of purpose. These three things will stay with you long into your career.
- Joining a national service program? Here’s how to make the most of it
- 6 tips for turning a volunteer opportunity into a job
Handling your finances
Did you know there are loan repayment programs for people who work at nonprofits? Learn about these and other opportunities to pay your student loans while working for the greater good.
A common concern for many college grads is that their networks aren’t big or mature enough to help them find a job. While we believe our networks are more powerful than we think, there are some other ways to leverage your network, like asking for introductions instead of opportunities.
- How to use Twitter and LinkedIn to find a job
- Authentic networking: 9 questions to ask to discover who is in your network
Do you have any other articles or resources to share?