I Graduated! Now what?

Right about now, there is a plethora of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed graduating seniors on college campuses everywhere.  However, as they all slowly return from the four-year stupor in  which they became experts of herbal experimentation and yeast-based inebriation, the realization will come that the $100,000 in debt needs to be paid off somehow, and soon.  Perhaps it wasn’t the best decision, see alternatives.

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What this means for most is finding an arrangement where you exchange your services for money, most typically a job.  At this time last year, I was in this boat for the most-part, and I had little idea how bad the job market was outside of my collegiate bubble.  So after about 4-months of grueling job hunting, basically that was my full-time job, I eventually got an offer that I was happy with.  Yet, I would say I was pretty lucky, many of my classmates weren’t as fortunate.

While I was on the hunt, I documented the process: successful and unsuccessful techniques, interviewing, cold-calling, and using LinkedIn.  I’m constantly skeptical of any of these so-called “social media” sites, but much to my surprise, LinkedIn was what ended up getting me a job.  So, naturally I decided to share my methods so that more graduates can get some straight advice from someone who’s gone through the process of finding a first job.  The book is called LinkedIn Distilled: A Recent Graduate’s Guide to Landing an Entry-Level Job and can be found on Amazon.  It’s short, uses simple language, has lots of diagrams, and is available for Kindle, PC, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and iPad.  Check out the reviews, enjoy and be sure to write a quick review too!

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