Career Tip

The golden rule of job-hunting is that it is easier to find a job from a place of employment than unemployment.  Why?   If you are employed, you are gaining experience.  This experience not only increases your qualifications but also gives you something to talk about in future job interviews, especially if you cultivate interesting work experiences.  You also continue to build your network among fellow professionals, which is going to help you when you start looking for your next job.  If you read last week’s Career Brief, you can guess what the majority of students report in post-graduation surveys as their job source. (Hint – it’s a result of networking.)  Most students report their job sources as referrals from friends/colleagues.   It’s okay not to start your career in the area that you think you would like to end up practicing – just work hard and establish a solid reputation that you can take with you.