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Transforming from College Student to Working Professional

MILLENNIALS: THE TRANSFORMATION FROM COLLEGE STUDENT TO WORKING PROFESSIONAL THE REALITY CHECK CONGRATULATIONS, YOU'VE GRADUATED! FIRST, THE BAD NEWS: AS OF MAY 2014, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR 18-29 YEAR OLDS IS 9.1% INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN UP LOOKING FOR WORK, THE EFFECTIVE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR 18-29 YEAR OLDS IS 15.5% JUST 6 IN 10 MILLENNIALS HAVE JOBS; HALF ARE PART-TIME MANY MILLENNIALS HAVE REGRETS ABOUT THEIR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE: 30% SAY THEY SHOULD 38% REGRET NOT HAVE STARTED LOOKING STUDYING HARDER FOR A JOB SOONER 30% 38% 29% SAY THEY SHOULD 29% HAVE CHOSEN A DIFFERENT MAJOR BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS: -17% AMONG MILLENNIALS AGED 25 TO 32, 72% WITH A BACHELOR'S DEGREE SAY COLLEGE HAS ALREADY PAID OFF AND 17% SAY IT WILL PAY OFF IN THE FUTURE 72% 88% OF MILLENNIALS ARE OPTIMISTIC -88% ABOUT FINDING A JOB -15% 15% OF MILLENNIALS ARE ALREADY MANAGERS 35% OF EMPLOYED MILLENNIALS HAVE -35% STARTED THEIR OWN BUSINESSES ON THE SIDE TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR INCOMES 100% 100% OF EMPLOYERS PERCEIVE THAT COLLEGE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR. THE WORKPLACE JOB-HUNTING JOURNEY BEGIN ASAP THE HIRING PROCESS TAKES SEVERAL MONTHS SO START SEARCHING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER GRADUATION TAP INTO YOUR RESOURCES VISIT YOUR SsCHOOL'S CAREER CENTER FOR HELP REVIEWING YOUR RESUME, TIPS FOR WRITING A COVER LETTER, AND A CHANCE TO PRACTICE INTERVIEW SKILLS YOU MAY ALSO GET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR SCHOOL'S EMPLOYER RELATIONSHIPS BY WORKING WITH YOUR SCHOOL'S CAREER SERVICES IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SCHOOL CAREER CENTER (OR THEY'RE NOT A GOOD FIT FOR YOU), CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY AND EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT SERVICES FOR FREE OR LOW- COST CAREER COUNSELORS TO HELP PREPARE YOU GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SCHOOL'S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FOR NETWORKING AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES ATTEND SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY JOB FAIRS RESUME TAILORING THE RESUME - YES, YOU NEED TO TAILOR YOUR RESUME FOR THE TYPE OF POSITION AND EACH JOB DESCRIPTION YOU'RE APPLYING TO! 50% of mid-sized companies and almost 100% of large corporations use an applicant tracking sysfem to screen candidates EDUCATION - IN ADDITION TO LISTING YOUR SHINY NEW DIPLOMA, CONSIDER LISTING SPECIFIC COURSES THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE JOB 69% of managers think that relevant courses are either important or very important when reviewing candidates 0° EXPERIENCE - EVEN IF LOOKING FOR YOUR FIRST REAL JOB, YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE TO LIST - INTERNSHIPS, CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS, VOLUNTEER WORK, PART-TIME WORK, ETC. If you have previous work experience that's not directly relevant (e.g., retail, fast food), include it and focus on fransferable skills 50% of hiring managers look for leadership positions in on-campus organizations REFERENCES - NO "REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST" NECESSARY, BUT HAVE THEM READY 65% of managers say having a referral from a previous boss or professor is important DREADED COVER LETTERS HR PROFESSIONALS SAY THE MOST THIS MEANS YOU THAT SAID, YOU ALSO CAN'T BE TO0 PICKY: IMPORTANT ASPECT OF A COVER LETTER IS HOW WELL THE ARE NOT APPLYING YES, YOU HAVE TO WRITE A CONSIDER SEVERAL FOR EVERYTHING IN ROLES IN THE FIELD TAILORED COVER SIGHT, BUT RATHER JOB CANDIDATE'S THAT INTERESTS YOU LETTER FOR EACH ONLY APPLYING TO OR LOOK INTO A WORK EXPERIENCE JOBS FOR WHICH YOU ARE QUALIFIED APPLICATION! (51%) OR SKILLS (48%) MEET THE JOB RELATED FIELD REQUIREMENTS NETWORKING THE KEY TO NETWORKING IS TO CONTACT PREVIOUS MANAGERS OR DEVELOP GENUINE CONNECTIONS AND INTERNSHIP SUPERVISORS TO LET OFFER SOMETHING IN RETURN - THAT THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE MEANS KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR LOOKING FOR WORK THINGS THAT MAY HELP YOUR CONTACTS AS WELL GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ASK PARENTS' FRIENDS OR SCHOOL'S ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PREVIOUS COWORKERS IF THEY KNOW OF ANY JOB OPENINGS UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA 16% ONLY 16% OF EMPLOYERS RECRUITON SOCIAL NETWORKS ALLORMOST .OF THE TIME 35% HOWEVER, 35% OF EMPLOYERS USESOCIAL NETWORKS TO CONDUCTBACKGROUNDCHECKS INTHE ONLINE HIRING PROCESS SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOW COMPANIES YOU WANT TO WORK FOR ANDUTILIZE THE SOCIAL MEDIA JOB POSTINGS HAVING A PROFESSIONAL PROFILE ON LINKEDIN AND FACEBOOK IS A BAREMINIMUM 73% 89% of those found of job recruiters hired someone found through a social media network that someone through linkedin 66% of recruiters use facebook 93% of recruiters use linkedin. 54% of recruiters use twitter INTERVIEW PREPARATION 1) bring a positive attitude 42% of employers dislike students who are unprepared 26% of employers are turned off by millenials' bad attitudes write down why you want to work for the company 3. prepare answers to common interview questions and practice, practice, practice you shouldn't struggle with this dress appropriately always have questions for the interviewers, showing you researched the company 9. lean toward something more formal if you aren't sure WORK ON SOFT SKILLS SKILLS THAT EMPLOYERS VIEW AS IMPORTANT OR VERY IMPORTANT WHEN HIRING FOR ENTRY-LEVEL POSITIONS: 98% 97% 92% OF EMPLOYERS SAY SAY HAVING A SAY TEAMWORK COMMUNICATION POSITIVE SKILLS SKILLS ATTITUDE OTHER ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS TO MASTER INCLUDE A GOOD WORK ETHIC, TIME MANAGEMENT AND SELF-CONFIDENCE (WITHOUT BEING FULL OF YOURSELF) Developing Ongoing Professionalism MODERATE YOUR SOCIAL LIFE TECHNOLOGY CAN BE A MASSIVELY USEFUL TOOL BUT IT CAN ALSO BECOME A CRUTCH. DON'T SACRIFICE PROFESSIONALISM IN FAVOR OF ALWAYS BEING CONNECTED. 71% OF MILLENNIALSDON'TALWAYS OBEY SOCIAL MEDIA POLICIES AT WORK 56% OF MILLENNIALS WON'T WORK AT A COMPANY IF THEYBANSOCIALMEDIA ACCESS-MEANING THEY ARELIMITING THEMSELVES TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOP & MAINTAIN GENUINE CONNECTIONS THE NETWORKING YOU USED WHEN JOB SEARCHING DOESN'T STOP ONCE YOU HAVE A JOB FINDING A MENTOR WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST CONNECTIONS YOU CAN DEVELOP NEVER STOP LEARNING TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER, YOU WILL NEED TO CONTINUALLY LEARN NEW SKILLS OR UPDATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN YOUR FIELD SOURCÉS http://mashable.com/2012/06/24/gen-y-social-media-cearch http://microsoftjobsblog.com/career-advice-for-2014-college-graduates/ http://generationopportunity.org/press/youth-unemployment-a 15-5-in-april-2 http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college http://www.cnet.com/news/heads-up-linkedin-users-93-of-recruiters-are-looking-at-you http://millennialbranding.com/2012/05/millennial-branding-student-employment-gap-study http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/staffingmanagement/articles/pages/shrm-resume-poli.aspx http://danschawbel.com/blog/74-of-the-most-interesting-facts-about-the-millennial-generation an-interview http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/05/06/10-key-job-search-tips-for-new-graduates http://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2014/04/29/10-job-search-skills-todays-college-students-need-to-master http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-financelarticles/2013/07/02/the-best-money-tips-for-new-graduates http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2012/07/11/the-9-best-tips-for-submitting-an-online-job-applicat ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY highered.acu.edu 000

Transforming from College Student to Working Professional

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Being prepared is the best way to begin looking for work. Students are strongly encouraged to focus on their current skill set and tailor each resume for each specific job. Interview preparation is pa...

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