The future is far from certain for those who are about to graduate from college. The fact is that the job market is still relatively weak compared to how it was 10 years ago, and many industries that had once been solid places to build a career — real estate, newspapers, law — have become far less stable. As a result, graduates may be wondering whether their degree was worth it in the first place or if they should have chosen a different major.
If you're one of these individuals, here are a few tips to help you navigate the often scary world of finding your first job:
- Clean up, or block, your social media profiles: Make sure that your Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts are cleaned up of any questionable material in the event that an employer looks you up on Google. If you don't know where to begin with this, then it might be best to simply block these profiles entirely from being viewed by the public.
- Go to networking events, particularly if they involve alumni of your school: Alumni associations are a terrific resource if you are looking for a position, as members are typically very fond of employing graduates from their alma mater.
- Never stop acquiring new skills and adding them to your resume: Learning doesn't end with your bachelor's degree. For example, if you want to learn programming code in order to acquire a better job, take a programming class from The Coder Foundry.
The Coder Foundry provides students with the opportunity to learn valuable skills that will help them secure high paying jobs in the tech industry. If you live in the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina, apply to our Apprentice or Masters courses today!