and Lauren Berger
Whether you’re a recent college graduate looking for your first job, or already in the workforce and eager to take the next step in your career, finding a job can seem difficult and scary. Don’t know what you want to do or where to begin? We turned to the nation’s most in demand career and internship expert on navigating the job market. We spoke with Lauren Berger, CEO and Founder InternQueen, CareerQueen, and IQ Campus on her top three tips for finding your dream job. Check out her recommendations below!
Everywhere you go, everyone you meet – tell them you’re looking for a job and see if they have any advice or even better, know of someone who is hiring! You never know who can help you out.
Also, look for people who have your dream job on LinkedIn. Reach out to them! Ask them how they got there and ask them if their company is hiring! Don’t just look for “open jobs” on a job board.
Sometimes companies will be hiring, but won’t post. And sometimes, just emailing a company telling them how passionate you are about their mission, and explaining what you want to do for them, will be enough for them to hire you.
Believe in yourself, and put yourself out there. You never know who you’ll meet, what you will learn, and where it could lead to!
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Do your research:
Interviewing for a job? KNOW YOUR STUFF!
Specifically, if you are interviewing for a PR or entertainment job, do your research about the people they represent and make sure you’re well versed in the world of celebrities and media. This pertains to any industry. Show them that you are an expert in the field of work you are interviewing in.
My number one interviewing tip! Follow up!
Even if it’s a phone interview, follow up! You never know how busy the interviewer may be, and following up via email, or even better, sending a handwritten card, will ensure you are top of mind and ultimately prove your passion for the job. Be patient but persistent. If you haven’t heard back, email them!
Now we feel like we have all the tools to find our perfect job position! Be sure to follow Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more career advice. Don’t forget to check out her blog as where she shares articles including Tips for a Job in Social Media and 4 Tips for Prepping Your Resume. And come see us at #BlogHer19 Creators Summit!