Although the economy has gotten more difficult, there are still plenty of jobs for college graduates out there
The first graduate job that I got was not very impressive. Basically, I was working part-time as a tutor. It was at one of those large tutor mills with offices all over the country. I was teaching SAT test prep to high school kids and not making a lot of money. I knew that, with a college education, I could do more. It was just a matter of getting everything in order.
First of all, I tweaked my resume. I can’t overestimate the importance of doing this to get good graduate jobs. After all, there are a lot of people who can do the job. What separates the contenders from the has-beens is having a slick, professional presentation, and this starts with your resume. After that, I signed up for some job search engines. Job search sites are wonderful. Instead of sending your resume out to a dozen employers, you can make it accessible to hundreds of them. This is the perfect way to open up new opportunities for graduate work.
It took a while until I found a graduate job that I really liked. Some of the graduate jobs that I worked for after the tutoring center were not much better, but I knew I was moving in the right direction. Eventually, I found the perfect job. I got work in a newspaper, doing local reporting. It did not pay well, and it wasn’t exactly where I wanted to be, but I knew it could take me there. Within a few years using my talent with the English language, I could be a real reporter in a national periodical. Since then, I have really begun going places. I refused to give up in my search for graduate jobs, and I finally found some good opportunities.