With summer fast approaching, a new group of educated job seekers will enter the marketplace ready to begin or renew their professional careers. It's an exciting time, but also a moment of pressure for recent graduates. How will you stand out from the crowd and show what you can bring to potential employers?
The Department of Education estimated that U.S. colleges and universities will award 1.9 million bachelor's degrees and 780,000 master's degrees during the 2018-19 school year.
If you're graduating from college this year, you'll enter a strong economy with many amazing career opportunities. But the job market also looks a lot different than it did a few years ago. As the nature of work continues to evolve alongside emerging technologies, new job seekers will have to adapt to succeed.
Finding your dream job after college
After you've celebrated the amazing achievement of earning your degree, it's time for the real work to begin. In addition to polishing your resume and collecting references from your professors, you'll want to start networking. LinkedIn can offer many ways to expand your network, such as joining industry-focused groups or sharing your latest work with your peers. Outside of digital realms, you can also attend local networking events to make face-to-face connections with like-minded individuals.
You'll also want to research companies that appeal to you. Look for organizations that will help you improve your career prospects with learning and training opportunities. You may be out of college, but your professional education has just begun.
Choosing a career path that will both appeal to your interests and provide satisfactory compensation requires careful consideration. Check out our infographic below to learn which industries are expected to grow significantly over the next decade: