Searching for a job after graduation is always difficult. Add in a global pandemic to normal feelings of uncertainty during this bittersweet time, and no one could blame you if you are feeling anxious and worried.  These sentiments are echoed by graduating students throughout the nation.

As a soon-to-be graduate, you should be excited and optimistic about the milestone you’ve achieved. But many have been put in a state of limbo, feeling like they have no real direction. 

So how do you begin to build a career path when opportunities seem elusive? How do you set yourself apart in a way that makes businesses see the value in hiring you? 

At ETS, our recruiters are a partner in your job search. With over 40 years of experience connecting individuals with jobs in the Champlain Valley, we are prepared to navigate these challenging circumstances with you. Our team of experts will answer your questions, tell you about local job opportunities, introduce you to top hiring managers, and give you confidential advice and guidance throughout the process. Connect with an ETS Recruiter via live chat below. 

Our Tips and Advice

  • Make sure your resume is in tip top shape >> Unlock our 2020 Resume Creation Guide.
  • Taking a job, even though it doesn’t align with your expectations is a placeholder. You may not start where you want to be. But every job will bring you closer to where you’re trying to go. 
  • During this time, you won’t have much control over the opportunities that are available to you. Think about your career as a river instead of a ladder, grabbing on to the opportunities within reach. Using this time to figure out what you do and don’t like about certain jobs. The ones that are interesting, use those to pull yourself along. The ones that aren’t for you, take that information and launch yourself in a different direction. 
  • Hard work is undeniable, and proving your grit, even when the stakes are low, will pay off in the long run. 
  • This may be hard for you. But it’s going to make you a stronger, more nimble candidate in the long run.