9 Tips for College Seniors Looking for That First Job

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By Hannah Morgan

Sure, it's tough to get a job today, especially as a new college graduate. You invested a lot of money and incurred a bunch of debt to make yourself look employable.

Although the odds may seem stacked against you without any real work experience, you do have assets employers are seeking: a fresh perspective, willingness to learn and loads of energy. Your strong technology skills are also a plus. And because you presumably have fewer outside responsibilities and financial obligations, you demand a lower salary.

The challenge you face is breaking ino the workforce. Just know that your first job won't be your last, and the one thing you need is on-the-job experience.

You must be relentless in your quest for a new job. This means actively pursuing jobs by finding inside connections, following up after you apply and even networking. You need to do all three things for every job you are interested in.

Your odds of landing a job solely because you applied online are slim. In order to tip the scales in your favor, you'll need to diversify what you do to uncover opportunities. The following tips should help get you started in your job search. Use as many as you can to gain the competitive advantage.