- Start with your connections. Knowing the right people can go a long way in getting a career. If you are lucky enough to have powerful and influential connections, use them! Ask your family, friends, professors and old colleagues if they can help you, or if they might know of anyone who can. Don’t be afraid to give these types of people a call and explain your situation to them.
- Use the telephone. You may think of cold calling employers as an ancient practice, but this can be a great way to get talking with companies. Call the specific companies you want to work for and ask for the hiring manager. It’s important to use your manners, and always ask employers if it’s a good time to talk. Leave messages, but make sure they are clear and professional. Speak clearly when leaving your name and number.
- Look at ads in print media. There are still hundreds of job postings in newspapers listed every week. For young graduates like us the internet may seem like the most reasonable place to post open positions, but many hiring managers are older, and may prefer to use more traditional outlets to advertise job openings. Check out local newspapers and magazines and you may be surprised at the amount of job postings listed there.
Money Makin' Mitchler '10