All Roads Lead To… A Job!

This week, there’s an amazing map that our graphic designer created, with some questions for you regarding your job search. You can look at it to see if you’re taking all of the right steps to get that job or internship. To get a more in-depth explanation, go down past the graphic toward my blogging.

The main question: Do you have a job yet?

 

If you don’t have one yet, but want one, you need to put in some effort to get one. It’s not too late and many firms are still recruiting.

 

To get a job, you need to look at openings and apply, so check out Handshake, LinkedIn, Indeed, as well as go directly to company websites. In fact, sign up for talent networks that will send you reminders and updates about new roles that fit your qualifications. Do anything you can to find jobs that seem interesting to you and are hiring. Without even looking, it’s hard to get a job, so doing your own research should be your first step. Ideally, you’ve already started looking at companies, roles, and industries you might want to pursue opportunities in! If you have, that’s a good start! If you haven’t…

 

Think about updating your resume, portfolio, and anything else you might need (transcripts, reference sheets, supplemental documents) when you do start researching and applying. This is a super crucial step, and you can make your life a lot easier if you take small bites and slowly update your materials over time as you achieve more. You will likely need to upload your resume for every job, so focusing on that will never be a waste of your time. If you have started updating your application materials, good for you! You’re on the right track. If you haven’t…

 

Sometimes, a little more direction and help is preferable. If this is the case for you, meet with your career coach or talk to some of your friends about your job search. We’re all at Bentley, so we’re all trying our best to be successful, in academic practice and also within real-life applications such as internships. Some of your friends might have jobs for the summer already, but instead of comparing or getting down on yourself, ask them for productive advice that can help you get your own. If you’re not comfortable confiding in friends with what can be a sensitive subject, our wonderful career coaches are here to help!

By Alina Minkova
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