Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Come on, grads--be practical

If you are graduating in June, you may find that you don't have a nice $75K a year job waiting. You may send out hundreds of resumes (I mean, post them someplace) and not get a response.

It's a hard world and a big bad internet out there.

So even (or especially) if you are still in your bedroom at home, think about a part-time job or even doing some volunteering.

You need some income--it will keep the parental units off your back, CareerBuilder says.

A part-time job shows you are proactive, willing to suit up and appear.

Look for something in your field, if you can.

But even a job not in your field can lead to letters of recommendation, discipline, self-esteem, and structure.

Sitting around playing Warcraft or pitching Cheetos at the TV just isn't going to get you anywhere.

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