Find—and land—your first job! Finding a job can seem daunting, especially when it's a brand new experience. There's a lot to know, and often a lot of pressure. Written by the founder of AfterCollege.com, Getting Your First Job For Dummies is designed to take the stress out of the job search process and help you get an offer. In this book, you'll discover how to identify your talents and strengths, use your network to your advantage, interview with confidence, and evaluate an offer. Written in plain English and packed with step-by-step instructions, it'll have you writing customized resumes, conducting company research, and utilizing online job search sites, faster than you can say 'I got the job!' Determine what kind of job suits your interests and skills Write a compelling cover letter Know what to expect in an interview Effectively negotiate an offer Whether you're still in school or navigating the world as a recent graduate, Getting Your First Job For Dummies arms you with the skills and confidence to make getting your first job an exciting and enjoyable process.
Roberto Angulo cofounded AfterCollege, the largest online marketplace in the U.S. where college students and employers can connect. He collaborated with the Obama Administration on the launch of Summer Jobs+, which successfully created more summer opportunities for youth ages 16–24. He is also cofounder of US2020.org, a STEM mentorship program.
Determine what kind of job you want and are suited for Write a compelling cover letter and résumé to land an interview Prepare for interviews and evaluate job offers Find—and get—the job you want! Your first job is a milestone in life. You're probably excited—and maybe a little nervous. Well, relax, because you've got this! Here's your guide to the process, from figuring out what type of job you want to negotiating a rewarding offer. You'll see how to identify and evaluate your strengths, craft the ideal résumé, cultivate and use your network, prepare for interviews, research companies, and determine if a job offer is just okay or really terrific. Since you're new to job seeking, this book will be your mentor! Inside… Discover what you enjoy doing Explore career aptitude tests Investigate online search sites Customize your résumé Research different companies Use social media effectively Follow up after an interview Negotiate the best offer