Get some advice from the people who are working in the fields that interest you. You could look online for interviews or interview some of these people yourself. Can you relate to these individuals or see yourself in a similar work situation?
Get carded. Writing your phone number on a cocktail napkin or ATM receipt is cute at a party, but it sends the wrong message when you’re networking professionally. Show that you are prepared to meet people by having business cards at the ready. All you need on the card is your name, a phone number (which can be a cell phone), and an email address. I am thoroughly impressed when I meet a student who has cards. It shows maturity, foresight, and an eagerness to have the appropriate tools for the working world.
The same idea as why to have fun applies here: You don’t yet have the responsibilities of an adult. You should treat this timeframe as an opportunity to get ahead whenever you can. No one’s judging you for your particular financial situation, and the details about everyone else’s personal finances are largely hidden, because a lot of people are either there on their parents’ money or the federal government’s. Just because some people spend a lot, doesn’t mean you should. If you get a head start now when you don’t have as many expenses (such as a house, a car, a lawn, or most costly of all, babies), you’ll be glad you did.
Edward Brewer sued Providence Hospital for failing to prevent him from raping a patient there. Yes, that’s right. He committed a crime and blamed the hospital for not stopping him.
If it is your first time away from home, don’t fear calling your parents. Though you may feel embarrassed, they love you. If something is scary or overwhelming, they are still your greatest allies. Otherwise, consider an older sibling or close friend. Sometimes, life can seem overwhelming. Older people really do understand.
Choose a quiet place to do your job search with a computer, phone and personal calendar. This could be at home, the library or your local career center.
Visit A local Job Fair – Companies, which take part of job fairs, also post their needs for interns. If you do not find any post for such, ask the representatives of these companies for any opportunity. Be quick to enlist yourself for an interview.
You can make any job turn into something big. You may start out in the mail room, but who said you had to stay there. Getting your foot in the door with a company is a wonderful start. Once you’re in a company you want to work for, you can apply internally and prove your abilities for promotion.