This article was written by Krystal Hicks, who is currently the Associate Director of Employer Outreach and Career Support at the University of New Hampshire, on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. By the time a student is graduating from college, they have hopefully completed an internship, visited their career center to polish up their resume, and identified a few positions they’d like to pursue in their field… hopefully. But even after all that, there is still no guarantee they will land their top choice job upon graduation. Related: 4 Tips For Giving Your Entry-Level Resume Veteran Appeal Why? Because they’re up against hundreds of other recent grads who also want that job, and who also did internships and have nicely formatted resumes. Seems like a rough hand, right grads? All that time, money, and effort, and you still have to compete for the job? You got it. But before you write off your degree completely and head back to bartending, here are a few ways you can dust off your inner competitor, find an edge, and turn those reasons why you can get the job, into reasons why you will get the job.