10 Things New Grads Can Do Right Now to Get a Job

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By Laura McMullen

Start your job search now.

Or better yet, start six months ago. "The later you start, the more energy you're going to have to put into it and the more persistence you're going to have to display," says Craig Schmidt, executive director of career and professional development at University of California-San Diego's Career Services Center. Whether you've spent your whole senior year working on snagging a job or are just now thinking about it, the following steps will help transform you from student to must-hire entry-level job candidate.