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- Internships. Since your college is a business, ask if you can intern for free. Yes, your university will help you with 5-10 hours weekly for experience.
- Leverage Networking with Campus Leadership. Use the down time between classes to talk with the deans and executive leadership on campus. The relationship may result in a reference or a commendation letter. Dayvon also stated that it was important to be consistent.
- Network with Social organizations. Not only join social organizations on campus but also take leadership positions that increase your exposure and responsibilities. These can often translate into work experience in an interview. When an interviewer asks, “Tell me about the time you led a team,” you can refer to that experience.
- Utilize Career Services. It is an under-utilize resource in everything job search. Their resources are often limitless and also access to people, especially Alumni.
- Utilize LinkedIn Now!!! 1) 300 million users 2) Employers are looking for you (70% of employers to recruit) 3) Recent graduates are NOT there (16% of college graduates) 4) Connect as many as you can (Dayvon received four job offers without applying to anything!)
- Not enough recruiters and employers are not taking advantage of Twitter and LinkedIn by interacting, and giving job search advice such as how to get a job at the company. Although statistics may say that more than 95% of recruiters are using LinkedIn doesn’t speak to the volume of activity and usage to find candidates
- Chris explains how recruiters and employers are attractive to a candidate. He suggests using sharing links, writing a blog and showing your enthusiasm or expertise through discussions. As a recruiter, if he has two candidates and one is active on social media, and the other one isn’t, he will likely look at the socially active one first
- We discuss the difference between 2009 and now that LinkedIn is currently a true personal website now that blogging is accessible to many of its users. Back in 2009 it was more of a place to house your resume
- I asked Chris his opinion on how much someone should share on LinkedIn. Some share as much as they do Twitter, others share sparingly. Listen to his answer as there is much discussion in the career space on what is too much
- We discuss the value of the local groups and becoming active on the relevant ones and your industry in general. Jobs are being posted in those groups and sometimes uncover unposted jobs
About Mark Anthony Dyson
I am the "The Voice of Job Seekers!" I offer compassionate career and job search advice as I hack and re-imagine the job search process. You need to be "the prescription to an employer's job description." You must be solution-oriented and work in positions in companies where you are the remedy. Your job search must be a lifestyle, and your career must be in front of you constantly. You can no longer shed your aspirations at the change seasons. There are strengths you have that need constant use and development. Be sure you sign up to download my E-Book, "421 Modern Job Search Tips 2021!" You can find my career advice and work in media outlets such as Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, and many other outlets.