Job Search Advice for the Class of 2020

2020 has become an interesting year to have graduated in! The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we interact with each other and with the businesses around us, and it has hit the economy pretty hard. As the graduating class of 2020, you may be fired up and ready to enter the working world—but unsure how to proceed.  

You can get started on the road to your future with these tips from a leading provider of entry-level jobs in Atlanta—Happy Faces Personnel Group. 

Every connection is a valuable one 

Your professors, your classmates, people you worked for or during your internship, anyone you met at an industry convention or training… these are all connections worth keeping. Finding a job in a down economy can be largely about who you know, so don’t be afraid to keep in touch with your connections. Keep them up to date on what you’re doing and what you’re looking for.  

Accept that your first job won’t be your long-term job 

You may need to start building your experience at something that isn’t necessarily your dream job. But remember that you’ll build your resume little by little. A temporary or part-time job, or even volunteer experience, can help you develop skills that will later apply to a more permanent position. The good news is that most people these days don’t expect jobs to be forever—it’s just the way the modern market is structured. Your best bet can be a job with the potential for growth or one that allows you to learn new things.  

Stay flexible 

What you expect from your career may need to shift and adapt to the current work environment. So be prepared to apply your current skills in new ways, or learn new skills that will help you stay marketable. Keep reframing your goals, be creative, and stay motivated.  

Ask for help when you need it 

If you feel stuck, you’re not alone—and there are people who can help you! Working with a staffing agency will give you access to unadvertised job openings, or opportunities you might not have considered. Looking for like-minded individuals and groups on LinkedIn can help you find answers to any challenges you may be facing.  

In search of a job in Atlanta? 

Let Happy Faces Personnel Group be of service! We specialize in helping people find jobs they love. To learn more and connect with us, reach out today!  

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