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The Top 11 Mistakes That Recent Grads Make in the Job Hunt

Chris Bianchi

March 05, 2010

Work like crazy

I’m not the first person to say that finding a job is a full-time job in itself. In fact, it’s probably harder once you factor in all of the frustrations associated with the job hunt. In fact, it’s probably more stressful and less rewarding than simply keeping a full-time job you don’t even like.

When I first starting job searching, I didn’t work very hard. I’d spend a few minutes googling “weather jobs” or browsing mainstream sites that didn’t have any meteorologist jobs. Unable to find my dream job in 5 minutes, I would get bored and do something else.

What I should’ve done is spend several hours combing through every weather site on the internet starting the fall of my senior year, calling every connection I had, and concentrating way less on snow football and girls and way more on making key contacts and working on my resume. I was too busy enjoying college to think about what I was going to do after it ended.

2) Don’t procrastinate. As much. >>