Improve Your Job Searching Attitude

A broad resume — that tells the person with whom you’re meeting the most about you. You’ll use this for about half of your job conversations. It’s best for a general conversation where there’s no job opening at stake, and the person with whom you’re talking doesn’t work in one of your career fields of interest.

Contact the people above. Tell them you’re looking for a new career opportunity, and ask if they can refer you to other contacts as well. You never know who might know someone who knows someone who may hire you.

I took a chance looking up what a school district had to offer for jobs. My image of a school was that it was only for teachers, cooks, and custodians. But to my surprise there were all kinds of jobs that fit many areas such as psychology, communications, computer science, speech, sports, and languages. And no, these aren’t teaching jobs either. I was amazed at what I found.

Now it is up to us millennials to go out and start job hunting. Maybe take a little more of the burden off of our parents. No one should give up the freedom of a life on their own, paving their own way just because of some hard economic times. So when it comes time start digging for a career after graduation use the resources available to their fullest extent. For instance the career center at the school your attending probably has excellent services to offer. While they can help also do some active research of your own and maybe even call potential employers or send in a resume.

Schedule about 25-30 hours a week to do your job search. This includes any job search activity you spend time on, including researching companies, looking at online job listings, and attending networking events.

“Many graduates.reported they would have done something differently in college if they had to do it over.been more careful when selecting a major. When asked what they would have chosen instead, 40% of the sample said they would have chosen a professional major, like education, nursing, or social work” (Stone, Van Horn, Zukin 24).

These are just six job ideas for people with a degree in psychology. Be sure to read “Jobs and Career Ideas for Psychology Majors” for some more suggestions. If you are still in college, it might be very wise to do some volunteer work. Read “Psychology Volunteer Work: Volunteer Job Ideas for Psychology Majors” for advice.

Update your contact information with email and phone Only use contact information that is completely separate from your companies contact information.