6 Online Resources for Job-Searching College Students

May 3, 2016

Career Advice

7658298768_e4c2c2635e_zYou’re new to the job hunt! There’s no shame in that.  But to snag your first job out of college you’ll need to learn the ropes. With a plethora of resources out there that can help with all your job-search needs, it’s tough to know which ones are the best. Let’s take a look.

  1. Pocket:  The premier app for saving all the things you want to look at, but can’t get to right away! Scanning through job listings, career advice, and more? Save them all in the Pocket app. It’s free and you can peruse all your saved items without an internet connection. What a perfect way to stay on top of your search.
  2. College Info Geek:  A millennial himself, founder Thomas Frank created a site that connects with college students at the start of their journey. His blog speaks to the most basic topics like “how to get to bed on time,” to more complex topics like “how to get into medical school.” Podcasts include interviews with successful students, public figures, and experts. He also focuses on how you can build a successful brand and promote yourself in the work world.
  3. Mint: A money management resource that will help college students see all their accounts in one place, set a budget, pay down debt, and learn ways to grow their wealth. This tool is great for college newbies or college grads. Another important feature is the ability to check your credit for free and learn how to improve it.
  4. Lindsey Pollak:  This blog gives tips and tricks for millennials in the workforce. From communication skills to negotiating to learning how to work with friends, Lindsey Pollak is the expert on the generation that is  changing the face of the workforce. Forbes named her blog one of the Top 100 websites for career advice.
  5. Evernote: This bookmarking app has a free and paid option. For a job searcher, it’s a  good organization tool for all the jobs you’re applying and interviewing for. You can clip pages from the web, drag images and files, copy and paste, take pictures, and record audio and video. Evernote’s filing system is perfect for organizing your job search notes, contacts, dates, job descriptions, resumes, cover letters, and more.
  6. Life After College:  Jenny Blake created a website with all types of topics that will appeal to graduating college students: money, career, blog, coaching, and more. Her well-organized and easy-to-read site also gives information on managing your happiness and relationships.Image via CollegeDegrees360/Flickr.
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