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Finding a Job

Your job search after college is only the first of many in your life. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American with a bachelor’s degree has about ten different jobs between the ages of 18 and 34.

In college you’re expected to learn about the job search processes, from finding a part-time job, a summer job or an internship. To survive and advance you’ll have to become skilled at job hunting. Your first job out of college is just the beginning of a life long process.

Searching for a job isn’t like taking a class. Although the resume seems like a writing assignment, it’s really an advertisement for a meeting. And the interview, which looks like an exam, is more like a date: it determines whether there are enough interests in common to take the relationship a step further.

The job search is successful only if you take charge and develop a job search strategy. So, maybe you will need to rethink your strategy; there is no one job search technique that will work every time for everyone.

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Resume Help

Writing a resume can be hard, so we've pulled together resources to help college students do it right.
Creating a Resume

Meet with a Career Advisor

Sometimes it helps to talk through your job search plans with an expert. Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor!
Career Advising

Your Handshake Account

The more you use your Handshake account, the job posting system for MSU students, the more Handshake can help you find your job!
Handshake for Students