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A collection of the best job-search resources for new college grads to help you find a job in the career of your choice, including articles, tutorials, and job sites specifically for college graduates.
Quintessential Careers Resources for New Grads
As you get ready to leave college and land your first job after graduation, read the advice from folks who have recently been in your shoes... go to: Real Grads. Real Advice. Real World Section.
Not sure of the types of jobs and careers you can expect with certain majors? Go to our What Can I do With a Major in...?
Find crtical career and job-search articles for college students and graduates, including:
- It's Never Too Early -- or Too Late -- to Visit Your College Career Office
- Keys to Success at Job and Career Fairs
- Networking Timetable for College Students
- When Job-Hunting: Dress for Success
- Your Job Skills Portfolio: Giving You an Edge in the Marketplace
- Your Senior Year in College: 15 Activities that are Pivotal to Your Job-Search Success
Related career and job-search tutorials for college students and graduates:
- Career Fair/Job Expo Tutorial
- Conquering the Real World: A Guide for Achieving Success After College
- Guide to Job-Hunting
- Job Search 101
Related Quintessential Careers Press career e-books for college students and graduates:
- The Quintessential Guide to Surefire Resumes for New Graduates and Other Entry-Level Candidates -- a free e-book to help you write powerful new-grad resumes and cover letters can set you apart from the competition and ease the launch of your first major job search.
Related career and job-search tools and resources for college students and graduates:
- College Grad Job-Hunting Readiness Quiz
- Job Interview Database -- including specific new college grad interview questions
- Real New College Grad Resume and Cover Letter Samples
Other Job and Career Resources for New Grads
After College -- a job and internship site for college students and recent college grads. Post your resume or search for job openings (by job type, industry, type of work, location, and keyword). Also includes some basic career resources. Free to job-seekers.
CampusCareerCenter -- a great place for undergraduate and graduate students to look for jobs and internships around the world. Job-seekers can post their profiles for employers to view and/or review current openings.
Careers in Business -- a very good resource for college students considering a career in the business field. Contains information on a variety of business career areas, listings of current jobs, and a variety of other job-related reference material.
College Central -- a great place for college students and grads to begin your job and internship searches. You can post your resume, search for jobs and internships, find job fairs, and get expert job and career advice. Includes megajobs search engine. Free to job-seekers.
College Grad Job Hunter -- Award-winning online job search for college students and recent college grads. Excellent resources for new grads, including having the entire College Grad Job Hunter book online at the site.
College Recruiter -- Jobs for college students, grads and recent graduates. Entry level work and career opportunities. Part-time and full-time. One of the best job sites for college grads. No cost to job-seekers.
College Student Jobs -- the mission of this site is to help college students and recent grads find relevant job postings, as well as career and interviewing advice vital for finding the right job. You can browse job openings (listed by date posted) and apply directly to those that interest you. No cost to job-seekers.
experience.com -- a nationwide membership organization for students and young professionals who are in the process of launching your careers that offers members industry snapshots, company case studies, career guidance, experience magazine, a resource center, and more. Free.
Fledgeling -- a cool new entry-level, part-time, and internship job site that allows job-seekers to create one or more profiles (for different career paths, portfolio careerists). From there, you can seek out job opportunities or wait to be contacted by employers. No cost to job-seekers.
Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers -- a career and information center for young engineering and computer science majors starting your careers. Simply a wealth of information and resources to prepare you and help you land that job -- or apply to graduate school. Free to job-seekers.
iHipo -- a combination of social network and job site, iHipo provides young professionals and students the ability to browse through hundreds of international job and internship postings, post a profile, and develop contacts. iHipo stands for international High Potential network. No cost to job-seekers.
My Future -- for job-seekers, resume and cover letter advice. For current college students, advice on funding your college education.
My Next Move -- an interactive tool for recent grads and college students to learn more about your career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for more than 900 different careers. From the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). No cost to job-seekers.
MyWorkster.com -- a great business-networking site, connecting business professionals and college students, where you can build and expand your network of contacts, begin networking for job opportunities and job leads, join groups, and post your resume. No cost to job-seekers.
One Day, One Job -- an interesting blog about entry-level jobs, where each day it looks at one employer and the jobs that they are offering for recent college graduates. The site profiles employers college grads may never think to look for rather than just mainstream employers. No cost to job-seekers.
USAJOBS -- is the U.S. Government's official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information. Free to job-seekers.