We all know that job hunting is a daunting task; most of us would be content with never having to write a resume or attend an interview again. How is it that finding professional employment has become a competition that the well-dressed and well-spoken almost certainly win? Plus, with unreasonable educational and experiential requirements, how are young adults supposed to obtain employment without advanced degrees, financial assistance, or professional connections?
Thankfully, through my involvement in business-oriented extra curriculars as an undergrad, I was fortunate enough to become proficient at job searching functions such as writing resumes and cover letters, utilizing LinkedIn, and interviewing. In fact, I accepted a full-time offer from a Big 4 accounting company six months before graduating. Over the span of four years spent in the adult workforce, I have participated in my company’s recruitment efforts, helped friends throughout the various stages of their job searches, and applied my experience to eventually find another finance-related position that allows me to live my best life.
Regardless of which career stage you are currently in, feeling confident about your ability to effectively communicate your skills and expertise to a potential employer is imperative for a successful job search. Although my employment and recruitment experience is pretty limited to the practices of corporate America, I hope that the tips I offer on this page are beneficial to all you qualified job searchers!