Starting your first job or starting a new job, can be a total shock to your system. In this type of transition period there is going to be one thing you don’t have a lot of… time.
If you are currently in school, you probably just stepped back on campus and are enjoying a slew of welcome activities, catching up with friends you haven’t seen all summer, and being bombarded with a ton of other things. While your upcoming job or internship search is probably the furthest thing from you mind, there are a few things you should do now that will pay off later.
When job-seekers approach me and wonder where they should be looking at job postings, I consistently point them towards indeed.com. It is a website that you absolutely must bookmark during your job or internship search. This is why…
It is a pretty good rule of thumb to assume anything you put on the internet could be traced back to you forever. Unless you are absolutely fluent in privacy settings (and they can be complicated) it is really good to lead your “digital life” with that assumption. Even if you are limiting your posts to family & friends, their perception of you may come into play in your job search.
The video interview is a somewhat new interview style but is becoming more and more common. It’s a great way for companies to get to know candidates who are at school, traveling, or located hundreds of miles away.