10 Things New College Grads Must Do Now To Snag A Job

college grads first job tips
college grads first job tips



By Lindsay Olson


It's frustrating: Spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them.

Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman, of the marketing communications agency CMS Communications International, says that she doesn't interview recent college grads anymore: "I have found, overall, they have (right or wrong) a very different work ethic, and are just too self-absorbed. A job interview is not about them. It's about what value they can bring to the company. Many of them haven't even researched the company they are interviewing for."