In this tutorial, Lida Citroën shares five classic mistakes students and college graduates make prior to entering the workforce, including losing sense of self and neglecting to say, "thank you". Realizing what makes you unique is important to how you present yourself. Remembering to express gratitude to advisors and hiring managers with a handwritten note is always appropriate.
- Your graduation gown has been returned,…and your cap's been signed by your friends.…Well now, the real work begins.…Perhaps the push to graduation left you with little time…to look for, or find a job after school.…If this sounds like you, I'm going to take a wild guess…and say that you've probably also not been taught…how to apply for jobs,…or find a career that you'd enjoy.…Well, that's okay.…We're going to cover that in this course.…Before we do, I'd like to share some classic mistakes…that recent graduates make,…and I'll offer some steps to avoid making them.…
First, is losing your sense of self.…In your post-college job search,…it's natural to try and please everyone you meet,…from the recruiters to hiring managers,…even your parents.…But when you do that, you can lose a sense of who you are.…So instead, I'd like you to focus on what makes you unique.…Are you a people person…who likes to work with large groups,…and is really good at coordinating details?…Well, you might consider a job in event management.…
Personal branding expert Lida Citroën shows you how to present yourself to employers in the best light, from your resume to your social media presence, to your interview attire. Lida also shares best practices for finding and applying to jobs, and setting yourself up for success before graduation. She helps you understand how to use social media strategically to network with future coworkers and mentors, and research the companies you really want to work for. Her advice is focused on helping you find a good fit with an employer that matches your passion, salary requirements, and values.
- Selling "you" and building your brand
- Leveraging an internship
- Finding your network
- Identifying your ideal employer
- Finding jobs online and in person
- Competing with others
- Writing resumes and cover letters
- Acing the interview