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With the job market still recovering, it is imperative that college students do their utmost to land and keep a job. It is easy to get distracted by final exams, goodbyes, and graduation preparation to remember to incorporate what should be done for the next real life step that must be taken. Susan Adams, a Forbes staff writer, discusses 5 mistakes that most college students make when searching for a job. Here is what you should not be doing.
1. Students are not applying for enough jobs. According to the survey, 44% of students only apply to between one and five jobs at a time. Schawbel maintains that students should go after 30-40 jobs at once. “It’s like a full-time job to get a job now,” he says. I agree that it makes sense to consider numerous possible employers but I think it’s also wise to set your sights, as Schawbel did, on one firm or a handful of companies where you feel truly motivated to work. That said, you shouldn’t wait around for your efforts to bear fruit. Do pursue alternatives in the meantime. The best case scenario is that you get more than one offer and can use it as leverage to negotiate the terms you want from your target employer.
Read more at Forbes …