Dear Experts, I just graduated from college and my parents are freaking out because I don't have a job yet. They spent a lot of money on my education and figured I would have a job by now. They just told me I have to start sending out 50 resumes per week and they're going to check on me! I'm completely overwhelmed and don't know what to do. Help! Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @iplawman Q#166 Networking is key, not mass mail. Join local relevant assoc's - Face 2 Face, make impression. Follow/Share u'r Plan. @sweetcareers Q#166 1st, ID job srch strategies that are effective (read CAREEREALISM). Thn, develop job srch plan. (cont) @sweetcareers Q#166 (cont) Spend time on jbsrch EVERY day: resrching empls, doing info intvws, preppng tailored res/cov lttr. @ValueIntoWords Q#166 Echo @juliaerickson - write out job search plan; show (don't tell) ur working ur plan. Prove energy/effort. @kgrantcareers Q#166 Involve parents n job search. Show what u r looking 4 ask them 2 contact friends nd family 2 help. @juliaerickson Q#166 Create/follow FT job search plan 2 get "right fit" job 4 ur ed/skills/wants; show parents ur accountable. @gradversity Q#166 Let them know that quality is better than quantity when looking for work. Target your search and tailor your application. @beneubanks Q#166 They're right. If U have no job, U should make the search your "job." 50 rez/wk is bad strategy, tho! Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 17, 2009