Depending on where you live, university graduation season is approaching — or already in full swing. Those who have already nabbed job offers will greet graduation day with joy. But many others, who have not nailed down a job yet, face it with dread.
In 2013, there were 74.5m unemployed young people aged 15 to 24 worldwide, according to the International Labour Organization, and that number is expected to grow this year.
The good news? It is never too late in the game to l and that dream position — or at least an interim one that can help get you there.
1.Become an expert. 成为专家。
"Identify companies or organizations that [you] would like to work for and use all appropriate channels to target them and find out as much as possible about them," wrote Sally Walker, a UK-based career coach with SW Career Coaching, in an email.
“找出你想去工作的公司或组织，利用适合的渠道去找到这家公司或组织尽可能多的信息，”Sally Walker在一封电子邮件中写道，她在英国成立了SW Career Coaching公司。
If there aren't any paid positions, see if you can volunteer with the organization in order to gain some work experience, Walker suggested. An alternative: find volunteer work at a different company in the same field. That could help you build relevant skills, extend your network and "show that you are doing something constructive rather than just sitting at home reacting to job adverts," she wrote.
如果没找到带薪职位，看看能不能在组织中做志愿者，获得一些工作经验，Walker建议道。另外的选择：去不同的公司同一领域做志愿者。这会帮助你发展相关的技能，扩展你的人际关系网络，并“展现出你在做一些有益的事情，而不只是待在家里看工作的招聘启事，” 她写道。 2.Don't give up. 不要放弃。 3.Staring you in the face. 直面自新葡萄京官网网址。 4.A creative approach. 创造性的方法。
"Keep talking and keep interviewing," wrote Ben Carpenter, author of The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Start a Business, and Live a Happy Life, in an email. "As the school year winds down, you need to attempt to exhaust all your possible campus contacts."
“继续谈话，继续面试，”Ben Carpenter 在一封电子邮件中写道 。他是《如何找到好的工作、把工作做好、创业、过幸福的生活》一书的作者。“随着校园生活接近尾声，你得尽可能和校园里认识的人联系。”
Think beyond the school's career services department. Talk to coaches and professors and ask them if they can put you in touch with alumni who have gone into the industry (or industries) in which you are interested. "Contacts generated this way are incredibly valuable since you don't only share a college in common, you share a mentor," wrote Carpenter.
There's nothing wrong with inquiring about contacts they used to get their foot in the door and , in a tactful manner, whether they'd be willing to introduce you to those same contacts. Finally, ask them if they would be willing to meet with you again after they've started in their new jobs, Carpenter suggested.
Many soon-to-be graduates don't take full advantage of their school's career services office despite the fact that it's expressly designed to help them. One of the best resources it offers is the alumni directory, according to Carpenter. First, search for alumni who work in your industry and who have a shared interest with you, whether it's the same major, sport or other activity. Second, look for alumni who either work in your industry, or work at companies that appeal to you. Request informational interviews.
Heinzel recommends students take a creative approach and make an information packet that they can send to the hiring manager or manager in the department where the target job opening is. The packet should contain a short cover letter, a resume and a creative item designed to get the manager's attention. For example, one c and idate who was applying to a position at a firearms company included his highest scoring paper target from a target-practice range, according to Heinzel. He got the interview.
2.Don't give up. 不要放弃。
3.Staring you in the face. 直面自新葡萄京官网网址。
4.A creative approach. 创造性的方法。
5.St and ing out. 脱颖而出。
Lukose suggested getting the attention of your top-five target employers by giving them something useful to their line of work: a piece of research, a marketing pitch or a new product idea, for example. "This shows both a deep interest in that employer as well as your competence on the job," he wrote.
It's up to you to grab their attention, he said, adding: "Remember, if they don't call you, it's because you are not on their mind."