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How to Make the Most Of Your Job Search If You Didn’t Graduate College

How to Make the Most Of Your Job Search If You Didn’t Graduate College

What can you do to make the most of your job search if you never graduated college?

The most traditional path to finding a job is by finishing your degree. However, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, people decide to go back to school for a master’s degree before they enter the workforce. Also, it’s likely you will choose to change your major along the way. In some cases, perhaps you weren’t able to or were uninterested in attending college. Here is what you can do to make the most of your job search.

Pump Up Your Personality

Chances are, your dream job is determined by what you love to do. In that case, consider this scenario: while a high-paying position as a technical writer pays the bills, it might not speak to your soul the same way a part-time job taking care of animals and helping vulnerable pets find new homes might. Take some time to engage in self-reflection and figure out what makes you, you. And if old feelings of low self-esteem are boiling back to the surface, remember that past performance doesn’t predict future results.

Stand Out with a New Resume

It’s a new year, which means you shouldn’t feel constrained by the same old resume you had last year. Stand out from the crowd by drafting a new resume. Although the templates you use as old standbys are a great place to start, you don’t want your resume to feel stale and recycled. Think of fresh ways to express yourself while avoiding buzzwords. Find engaging, powerful verbs while staying away from selling yourself short.

Hunt for Opportunities

You can fill out endless piles of applications while spending hours crafting your resume and gathering references who will provide glowing recommendations. But sometimes it’s a friend who can make the difference by suggesting an old workplace who has an urgent need for new candidates – and that the hiring manager was a former college classmate and friend of theirs. Stay alert for unexpected job search opportunities like this, and you can earn a chance to prove your worth.

Don’t Hesitate to Social Network

Building off our last point, don’t hesitate to network. Whether you rely on social networks or in-person events, make the most of the time you spend on your job search. But keep in mind that the businesses you contact through social media channels will be able to see your online persona, so be careful about the content you post and curate.

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