Ryan Kahn is the star of Hired on MTV, and author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad, on behalf of the Happy Grad Project. You’ve finally made it—you’re just about to graduate from college. Anyone who’s ever done the same will agree, it’s an achievement. But, before you have time to pat yourself on the back, just about everyone will be asking where you’ll be applying that hard-earned education. Related: 5 Things You Need To Do For Your Job Search Before Graduation And, while you may not have an offer the day you get your mitts on that diploma, you can avoid that uncomfortable conversation about a career in plastics with your uncle Bob and actually land a job with a few strategic steps you can take before you don that cap and gown.